i have 4 month old german shepherd i want to give him training but i dont know anything about his trainig so please help
i want give him traning myself but i dont know about traning
on Apr 27th 2012
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If you know nothing about training or gsds then please find a good trainer to help you. Find a positive trainer. Gsds do not respond to yelling, aggression or heavy handed methods. Gsds are not a good first time dog. They can be hard dogs with the drive & brains to take over your house. They are slow to mature, taking up to 3 or more years to develop. They need plenty of exercise, a job to do, & daily training. In the right hands they can be fabulous dogs. In the wrong hands they can be a nightmare. shelters are loaded with teenage gsds mislabeled as aggressive, stubborn, or stupid. It breaks my heart, as they are my heart breed. I have had at least one in my life for over 30 years. Pmail me if you want specific tips.
I recommend to read some books about how dogs learn and behave. There are also many basic obedience/manners training guides. Unfortunately I've got to throw no names. You can probably find some tips on this forum. Go for reward-based methods.
On Youtube, users known as Kikopup and ZakGeorge may have posted some useful videos. Kikopup has how-to videos about clicker-training everyday manners, basic obedience, and tricks.
You can also take some classes or hire a trainer to teach you.
A complete training guide cannot be typed into a message like this. Especially when we do not know what kind of training you mean. Manners? Obedience? Trials? Tricks?
I started with an already-trained dog but soon advanced to where I had to make it via trial and error. It wasn't an easy way. Later I read some books and found better ways to train our shepherd. With Alva I visited a training club but I still think I'm more self-taught.
You're going to need lots of patience and consistency but it pays.
Alva BH answered on 11/13/12. Helpful? / 0