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Everything You Need to Know About How to Train a German Shepherd

Training a German ShepherdIn this section you’ll find no force, science-based training that works.

These are the methods that I use to successfully train my own German Shepherds.

Obedience and Behavior Training are BOTH Essential to Dog Learning

You’ll find great information on everything from clicker training to how your dog learns an advice on how to get your GSD to listen.

I breakdown scientific studies to help you understand how your dog learns and show you how you can apply this today in your training and play sessions

Engage with your dog by gently and effectively help your GSD learn new behaviors and unlearn the bad ones.

And most importantly, have fun with your dog!

Best Way to Break up Dog Fight

best way to stop dog fight

If you're here to learn the best way to break up dog fight, I'll tell you in a second. But first, I want to share a story with you... A couple of years back I was walking my two German Shepherds. And suddenly out of the blue, a fully grown male Rottweiler came charging out

How to Stop a German Shepherd from Jumping on You

How to Stop a German Shepherd from Jumping on You - Greeting Guests

Ugh!  If I had a dollar for every time I hear this... "Dogs jump to show dominance" Or "Dogs jump to test who's in charge" That's absolute nonsense!! The reason why dogs jump is because they want to greet us. I mean why wouldn't they when we're smiling and saying "Hello!!". All that nonsense about

How to Train a German Shepherd to Like Cats

Learn how to train a german shepherd to like cats

Are German Shepherds good with Cats? I get that question a lot! And to be honest, almost any animal species can live in complete harmony with another.  Just check out this cute video of an Orangutan and his Tiger cub babies! Okay! I know you're not here to watch cute videos of Orangutan's and Tiger cubs!

Real ‘Secrets’ to GSD Training You Don’t Know

After a Game of Fetch

You've heard from everyone and their mother online that they have the secrets to GSD training. I know, because I've heard them too. But... These 'secrets' might tell you what to do, but rarely do they tell you why.  It's understanding the 'why' that really deepens the dog-owner bond. Most of those secrets are told over and

German Shepherd Not Listening Part One

My German Shepherd's Not Listening

"Why is my German Shepherd not listening? Have you ever asked yourself that question? It's a question all German Shepherd owners ask. And it's one I regularly answer emails about. In short, the answer is over-stimulation impulse control... Any situation where your dog is over-stimulated is stressful.  For both you and your GSD. For example... When you

Words from a Trainer: What You Should Know

Puppies Surrendered due to behavior problems playing

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Suzanne Dean from The Dog Training Lady. Suzanne is an honors graduate of Animal Behavior College who's been training dogs for over 20 years. GSC: You recently posted the story about how you became a dog trainer on your blog You’re an all positive ABCDT qualified

Dog Learning: Lupo’s Guide to How Your German Shepherd Learns

My German Shepherd's Not Listening

The day I brought home my first German Shepherd I was overwhelmed and totally unprepared!  But I had grown up in a home with German Shepherds... Nicky, Sasha, Fido and Rex had been my playmates throughout my childhood and teens.  Dad was responsible for training and I did my bit with feeding, grooming and playing.

German Shepherd Training: The 7 Golden Rules & Basic Commands

German Shepherd Training

I’m sure you’ll agree when I say: A well trained dog is a pleasure to have around. If you own an untrained pooch you know the frustration it causes. Whether you’ve just brought home your first German Shepherd. Or if you’ve finally decided it’s time to teach your old dog new tricks... You’ve come to

29 Essential German Shepherd Training Commands

Training Commands for German Shepherds

Teaching your German Shepherd training commands is second only to potty training and a 'soft mouth'. It should also be fun! I've had several requests for a post on German Shepherd training commands in German. So, I've arranged a special download for you!  It's recorded in German by my friend Anna!  So be sure to

Stop German Shepherd Barking Problems Once and for All

Get German Shepherd Barking Under Control

German Shepherd barking can become a problem for a variety of reasons. But as dog owners we'd be unreasonable to expect our dogs never to bark. Dogs are made to bark, it's an essential method of communication that dogs can't do without. The trick is rather to get excessive barking under control. Before we can

How to Use a Dog Clicker to Train Your German Shepherd

Learning How to Use a Dog Clicker

Training your German Shepherd is all about communication.  And the first thing you should teach your dog is how to know exactly when he's done the right thing. But there's a trick... You must communicate instantly.  This is also known as marking the behavior. Here's why... Think of your dog's mind like a camera, constantly snapping