Teach your German Shepherd to stand still for grooming

Is your German Shepherd difficult to brush? Above is a video of Jabber the wooly mammoth, demonstrating a grooming trick you can try, along with a training strategy for teaching your dog to stand for brushing. German Shepherds blow their coats twice per year: in the spring and again in the fall. First, note whether your dog has any […]

When should I start training my German Shepherd puppy?

“How old does my puppy have to be before I can begin training?” This is a question I am asked often. The German Shepherd puppy in this video is 10 weeks old; but you don’t even have to wait that long! “Training” starts the day you bring your new dog or puppy home to live […]

How to teach your dog a rock-solid stay

Your dog’s first reinforceable stays will probably be about 1-billionth of a second long. Training your German Shepherd to perform a reliable stay is not as difficult as it might seem. You only need two things: Really yummy treats or some other desirable reinforcer. Patience. The easiest way to envision stay training is to think of […]

Clicker train your German Shepherd

<A href=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fthenewshound-20%2F8005%2F8d056cd7-a3ca-4eff-8707-659ee58ccbca&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> When it comes to training methods, clicker training is the most exciting, relationship-building method available. There are as many ways to train dogs as there are trainers, some healthy for dog and human and some not. For German Shepherd owners, hardly anything is as exciting as realizing your super-talented, beautiful friend is […]

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