Baby German Shepherds. German Shepherds are known as herding dogs (German: hunderasse). A German shepherd has a broad head and upright ears. Their most common color is sable, but they can also be black/tan, all-black, or white with colored markings called ‘pinto’.
German shepherds have been used as police dogs in the United States since circa World War I. They have been used as guide animals for the blind. In addition, they are used as guard dogs and therapy animals.
The German Shepherd Dog breed was the first dog trained to be a guide dog for the blind and was an eager participant in guided missile work during World War II.
It’s easy to see how many German Shepherds have been used as service dogs, police dogs and companions for the disabled.
In most places, they can be adopted from a shelter at any age. You really have no idea about their past so you don’t know if he/she has any predispositions to behavior problems. If you want to adopt an adult dog check with local shelters in your area; there are many adult German Shepherds waiting for homes (German Shepherd Rescue).
Baby German Shepherds
German Shepherds are not an inexpensive breed of dog. The best way to get one is by buying one from parents that have already been checked by a vet and deemed healthy enough to procreate. While cheaper options do exist, they tend to be more of a gamble because there is no proof that their parents were healthy or that the puppy has any genetic defects or illnesses that it could potentially pass along to its offspring.
Baby German Shepherd Diet
Their diets mostly consist of dry kibble; however, it is a good idea to feed them moist food with some sort of meat or chicken base in order to keep their weight at a healthy level and the coat healthy and shiny.
They require daily brushing and occasional baths. Many owners choose to have their German Shepherds professionally groomed on a monthly basis.
Are Baby German Shepherds Loyal?
German Shepherds are very loyal dogs that bond closely with their humans but can become protective of them when they don’t know someone they will bark when they sense something is wrong.
They tend not to be shy around strangers but may show aggression if they feel threatened by others this trait has been bred out in many German Shepherds, but may still exist in some lines.
They are very good with children and will not harm them unless they are threatened. It is important to train your German Shepherds properly when you bring them into the family because these dogs can turn aggressive if they are not well-trained due to the combined personality traits of being protective and suspicious around strangers, territorial, loyal, intelligent, playful, friendly to their family members but wary of strangers—all characteristics that have been bred into this breed over time.
German Shepherds are large dogs so you need to make sure their training includes everything from early socialization for shy or timid people’s sake until the dog matures at about two years old.
This means working with different kinds of people and teaching the dog to not be afraid or aggressive around strangers. They need to know how to play with children in a kind manner—not jumping up on them, nipping, knocking them down, etc.
Training a Baby German Shepherd
Training your German Shepherds with positive reinforcement means lots of playtime with you and repeat training sessions over some time until it becomes a habit.
If you are consistent, they will learn quickly but if you give up easily because it is “too much work” for you then this would be a poor choice for your family pet.
German Shepherds are extremely intelligent so the amount of work involved may depend on the age at which you bring him/her into your home. If properly trained, they can become quite obedient dogs and excellent family pets.
You should learn about canine body language and what it means when your dog does something like cowering, barking, growling etc.
Because German Shepherds are naturally suspicious of strangers and can be protective around their humans they will expect you to protect them by defending the “pack” (you and your family).
So if someone or something poses a potential threat to you or other pack members; the dog may morph into a very aggressive animal depending on how it’s been socialized and/or trained—basically because it thinks its job is to keep everyone safe from any kind of danger so if there is even a hint that you might need help, he/she will take over for you.
It’s important to understand that German Shepherds sense your emotional state and the emotional states of the humans around them; if you are fearful or anxious they may pick up on that and behave accordingly—becoming protective and/or aggressive.
This is why it’s important to get puppies when you can spend a lot of time with them and socialize them early, even if it’s only for half an hour a day. You need to make sure they’ve had interaction with all kinds of people (men, women, children, old people etc.) so that they will not be suspicious or aggressive towards anyone when they become adults.
Puppies do not always grow up to be dogs that behave in a certain way once they so it is extremely important that you learn canine body language and stress signals.
This can help you to understand your dog better and make training easier for both of you—positive reinforcement is the way to go, with German Shepherds, because they tend not to respond well to physical or verbal punishment, especially when it’s done by someone other than their owner.
Un-socialized German Shepherds tend to not only act more aggressive but they can be fearful of things that should not scare them—they may shy away from strangers, never want to come inside the house, constantly bark at noises etc .
When you’re first introduced to other dogs, do not bend over to pet them or hold out your hand because this makes the dog think you’re submitting and offering the underside of your wrist which is an invitation for another dog to attack you.
If you make eye contact with a strange dog it could also be misconstrued as aggression on your part so avoid all direct contact until you are sure what kind of greeting style the dog prefers.
Do not let children approach the dog without your permission. German Shepherds are naturally protective of their young and may misinterpret a child’s behavior as threatening, especially if they try to hug or kiss the dog.
Go to Walk with Baby Shepherds
Baby German Shepherds need exercise, so take yours for daily walks. This will also give you time together to build trust in each other. When your German Shepherd is tired, he/she is less likely to be suspicious of strangers because all his/her energy has been channeled into having fun with you rather than defending home territory.
Having appropriate outlets for your canine friend’s mental and physical energies is very important when it comes to raising a well-behaved pet that can be trusted around both people and animals alike. It’s best to steer clear of dog parks and other places where dogs congregate, as fights can break out without any warning.
If you train your German Shepherds properly from a young age this will also help them to learn how to socialize with both humans and dogs alike.
How you behave around your German Shepherd is crucial because if he senses that you are fearful or anxious then it could trigger his natural protective instincts which may result in aggressive behavior—especially when they sense a threat towards their owners.
German Shepherds tend to not respond well to training methods that involve physically or verbally punishing the dog so only use positive reinforcement techniques otherwise you risk losing all respect and trust from your German Shepherd.