How to Train a German Shepherd Puppy - A Detailed Video on GS Training Tips

German Shepherds are one of the most

intelligent dog breeds and they can be

trained easily they enjoy learning and

can easily adopt themselves to new

environment training a German Shepherd

requires patience guidance and time this

video is long and descriptive and we

tried to cover almost all training tips

related to your German Shepherd if you

are here for a specific training

practice move on to that topic as shown

in time intervals

time to start training matters a lot a

puppy German Shepherd can be easily

molded into desired personality adult

German Shepherd are strong dominant and

they can become reluctant to training by

showing aggressive behavior start

training your German Shepherd puppy when

he is seven to eight weeks old before

this time do your homework make a

descriptive plan for training your puppy

gather some information and training

tips from your friends who own German

Shepherd or a trainer remember that your

puppy is like a baby he doesn't

understand your language or commands he

also doesn't know which behavior is

acceptable and which isn't

puppy brain may take time to comprehend

the meaning of your commands

so at start be patient and consistent

this is a first step of training your

German Shepherd and is a prerequisite to

other training practices in this

practice your German Shepherd is

introduced to training process and learn

his first basic commands

first thing which your German Shepherd

need to learn is to recognize his name

he will recognize his name when you call

him by his name while looking at him do

this several times till he completely

understands his name other basic

commands which your German Shepherd need

to learn are come sit stay heal etc

associate these commands with different

actions or hand gestures so that they

becomes easy for your German Shepherd to

learn consult a trainer or your German

Shepherd owner friends to know how to

teach your German Shepherd these

commands unfortunately these commands

cannot be covered in this video since

they require a lot of practical


keep your commands short and simple

always use the same words do short

training sessions and give a break

between them do several repetitions of

every command

95% of German Sheperd learn new commands

in five repetitions positive

reinforcement will help you a lot in

getting result build a healthy

relationship with your German Shepherd

the first rule which your German

Shepherd puppy need to learn after

you're brought him home is to urinate in

a specific place and not everywhere take

advantage of new environment and start

potty training year puppy the day you

bring him home if a puppy remains with

his mom for first few weeks he already

would have an idea not to urinate in his

living area

crate training can help you a lot in

potty training near German Shepherd


it actually makes them understand that

their living area shouldn't be made


designate a specific area which your

puppy should use for potty it could be a

potty pad or a specific area in your

yard once established in his mind your

German Shepherd puppy will go to that

specific area by himself whenever need

to potty

having a schedule means your German

Shepherd puppy will go for potty at

specific times which will make your life

much easier some recommended times for

taking out your puppy are in the morning

before puppy goes to bed

almost 20 minutes after eating some food

after playing for some time after taking

a nap

if you noticed any one of these most

probably it means your German Shepherd

puppy needs to potty so take him outside

these are if puppy cries or whimper if

puppy stand in front of door and looks

at you if scratches the door leading

outside walking oddly or circling


doesn't happen overnight it takes time

giving rewards in the form of treats or

praise will be more helpful associate

going to potty with a specific command

to make your life easier so when you

give that command your puppy will go for


keeping your German Shepherd in a cage

Crate may look cruel at first but it is

an effective way to control and train

your German Shepherd also living in a

crate like places in their nature

because while German Shepherd used to

make stennes in caves and trenches to

live their crate training can help you

in a number of ways controls dog

aggressive behavior helps a lot to potty

train your puppy dog feels safe and

comfortable helpful and dog separation

anxiety a safe place for your dog when

you are away

being the owner of a beautiful German

Shepherd it is your responsibility to

know about the crate specifications some

of the available crate types in the

market are wire mesh type plastic type

wooden box type it is totally up to you

what kind of crate you want for your

German Shepherd however there are some

requirements for a crate enough space

for German Shepherd Dog to stand turn

around and sleep comfortably bottom of

crates should be soft and comfortable

put a blanket or towel there put some

dog toys and crates so that he can play

with when become bored fresh water and

food should be available close to crate

put the crate in a place where your

German Shepherd spends most of the time

the recommended place is bedroom

each German Shepherd dog is different

there is no exact time period for crate

training it could take days or weeks

till your German Shepherd is comfortable

with crate

one of the main obedience training your

German Shepherd need to learn is leash

training it is required to keep your

German Shepherd safe and under control

whenever you take him outside the best

time to start leash training is when

your German Shepherd is a puppy this way

he will learn those leash manners

quickly finding the right collar and

leash for your German Shepherd is very

important a soft collar and a strong

short leash would be a perfect choice

for your German Shepherd to keep him in

your control and prevent him from going

away use a short leash leash pulling is

the main problem you will face while

leash training near German Shepherd it

is a natural behavior of any dog so

don't be worried and don't yell on your

German Shepherd use paws method to

overcome leash pulling when your German

Shepherd tries to pull the leash and

drag you towards a direction or object

just stop and don't move with your dog

your German Shepherd will look back at

you and will understand you don't want

to go there this way he will come to

know what he is supposed to do repeat

this every time whenever you German

Shepherd tries to wander away it will

teach your German Shepherd that he

should follow you whenever you both are

outside and the leash should be loose

like any other dog training process

using rewards and treats will help you a

lot in leash training near German

Shepherd at first use treat to lure him

into leash make sure the associate

treats and praise with walking nicely in

leash using force may create negative

association between your German Shepherd

and leash don't make a tight noose or

pull hardly if training a German

Shepherd puppy

there are many reasons why German

Shepherds start using their mouths their

teeth start to develop so they practice

chewing toys and hands they didn't get

proper training about biting inhibition

when they are puppy they use their

mouths to explore play within taste

different objects it is also about pact

dominance more dominant German Shepherd

use biting to show their dominance over

other German Shepherd this is something

important that you need to know biting

is totally normal thing every dog starts

biting when they are pup they may do it

when they are adults if not trained

early it is not specific about your

German Shepherd so take it as a normal

thing to let your German Shepherd know

that biting is unacceptable behavior

discourage him you can do it by several

ways through hand or body gestures when

he bites you saying ouch or no after he

bites you showing grief on your face

stop playing and moving away

another practice in which your German

Shepherd puppy comes to know that biting

is not good and is a wrong behavior so

basically what happens in this practice

is you start playing with your German

Shepherd and your puppy bites you

accidentally or intentionally you make a

Yelp sound to show that you are hurt

also your hand goes limp and you ignore

the puppy for some time your German

Shepherd witnesses this whole thing and

understands he has done something wrong

this way he might associate biting with

a prohibited behavior and may not repeat

it in future repeat this practice

several times till you get the desired

results using toys could be an easy way

to handle your German Shepherd and teach

him not to bite use a soft rubber or

fluffy toy your German Shepherd will

soon learn that he should use his biting

skills on toys and not humans

to make a pact and become leader of the

pack is an important step for training

your German Shepherd puppy you don't

need other German Shepherds for pack

formation you can make a pack of you and

your German Shepherd puppy this pack

instinct and a leadership demand is in

the genes of dogs and it is because of

these they adjust themselves easily into

our families make sure you assume the

charge as the Alpha leaders so that rest

of the training process goes easily if

you fail to establish yourself as alpha

the German Shepherd will take the charge

by himself and will be reluctant to

follow your commands or show a rude

behavior becoming an alpha leader

doesn't means that you should create

fear in your puppy or yell at him

instead you need to make a love bond

with your puppy and also teach him that

you are the one in charge

positive reinforcement is the key to

your German Shepherd training this

helped you to make an association with

your German Shepherd and to enforce your

commands more efficiently using food

treats and toys are very effective also

praise your German Shepherd whenever

follows you commends punishing or using

force during training will ruin your

relationship with your German Shepherd

and don't give up you will not train him

well if you want results so fast having

a well-trained German Shepherd as a life

companion worth all time being spent on

its training

and behave differently so is every

German Sheperd learn some knowledge

about your German Shepherd psychology

and his common behaviors talk with your

friends who have German shepherds

consult dog trainer and watch few

classes about German Shepherd training

don't lose patience your dog can sense

your anger and frustration from your

body gestures and voice tone if not

working today take a break and start a

new session later when you both are

fresh thanks for watching if you have

any suggestions write them in the

comments section if you enjoyed please

like and share this video subscribe to

our channel for more videos about your