What do you do with a hyper German Shepherd puppy?
You can calm down a hyper German Shepherd through physical exercise and mental stimulation. This could be in the form of short walks and play sessions. Other ways to calm them down include giving them a chew bone or puzzle toys. Sometimes dog owners fall victim to misinterpreting a dog’s behavior.
When do German Shepherds ears start to stand up?
Once you hit 8 months, the chance of your dog’s ears ever standing up drops significantly. So, the key is to catch it in time. As I already mentioned, teething is the most common reason why those ears refuse to perk up.
Why does my German Shepherd puppy not stand up?
Cheap, commercial food could be the culprit if your puppy’s ears refuse to stand. Make sure you’re feeding high-quality dog food. It’s worth noting that some people recommend using supplements for your puppies to help with their ears. However, this isn’t necessarily a good idea.
When did the German Shepherd breed become popular?
They were developed in the late 1800s and were subjected to stringent selection. In the US, German Shepherds were introduced by soldiers returning home from World War I. The breed caught the public eye mostly because of movie stars Strongheart and Rin Tin Tin. By World War II, German Shepherds were the military breed of choice.
Do you need to train a German Shepherd puppy?
All dog breeds require proper training and daily handling. This is especially true when your dog is a puppy as proper training can prevent a lot of behavior issues down the road. If you have a puppy, I encourage you to check out my Puppy Coach training program.
When does a German Shepherd become an adult?
From 9 Months to 24 Months Dogs of different breeds and sizes mature at different ages, and while one year of age is commonly considered the end of puppyhood in general, a German Shepherd Dog may not reach an adult level of maturity before the age of two or three (and males tend to reach this stage later than females).
How long does it take to train a German Shepherd puppy?
A well-trained German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is a joy to live with, one of many reasons why this is America’s second-most popular dog breed. Making sure you bring out the best of this remarkable breed starts with puppy training, when your GSD is most impressionable.
When is it time to socialize your German Shepherd puppy?
Puppies of all breeds have a critical socialization window that closes at 12 to 16 weeks of life, and your GSD puppy is no exception. In fact, for GSDs, who by nature are protective guardians, socialization is extra important so that your puppy learns which strangers are friendly and not a threat.
How can I get my German Shepherd to get along with other dogs?
The best way to ensure that your German Shepherd gets along with other dogs is to introduce them to another dog in neutral setting. Once they are introduced, take them for a walk together so they can get acclaimed with each other’s company. It is a good idea to keep them a few feet apart on the first walk.