What should I do when I bring my German shepherd puppy home?

Obedience and structure begins immediately.

  1. DO start a schedule immediately when you bring your new dog home.
  2. DO respect your dog’s space.
  3. DO ask your dog to do something for reward and affection.
  4. DO monitor all the dog’s interactions with the other dogs in the house, and of course any children in the house.

How long does it take to house break a German Shepherd puppy?

It is possible to potty train a German shepherd puppy within five days, but you must be committed and prepared to devote the time required to teach your new pup.

Should I let my German Shepherd puppy sleep with me?

As a puppy, you should not let your German Shepherd sleep with you, although they can sleep beside you if they are not on your bed. Your puppy needs to get used to a regular schedule, work on their independence, and see you as the dominant figure. It can be okay once your GSD is an adult.

Can German Shepherds adapt to new owners?

With a little patience and training, it’s very likely that most German Shepherds will learn their adopter’s routine and become a wonderful pet.

How many hours a day should a German Shepherd puppy sleep?

Yes, German Shepherd puppies sleep a lot. A GSD pup will normally sleep upwards of 18 to 20 hours a day. They are usually asleep unless you are engaging with them in some way.

Where should your German Shepherd puppy sleep?

Place the crate in a room where you are both happy with your German Shepherd sleeping at night. He might like to be near you or he may want a cool, quiet place to sleep at night. Remember while he is house training, he will need to go outside every few hours to go potty.

How do I train my 8 week old German Shepherd puppy?

Principles of German Shepherd Puppy Training

  1. Initiate Your Dog to Being Handled Gently.
  2. Let Your Dog Know That You Are the Alpha.
  3. Reward Your Dog’s Positive Behavior.
  4. Stub Out Negative Behavior As Early as Possible.
  5. Call Your Furry Friend by Their Name.
  6. Start With Basic Skills and Commands.
  7. Make Commands Only Once.

Are German Shepherd easy to potty train?

Learning how to potty train a German Shepherd puppy does not have to be stressful or worrisome but it does take time and persistence. When you bring your puppy home the first house rule she should learn is not to poop and pee in the house. If you do it right you’ll see it’s easier than you think.

Do German Shepherds like to cuddle?

3) They often snuggle or cuddle. Apart from following you around, German Shepherds like to feel physically close to you. Snuggling or cuddling is one of the best signs that your GSD is being affectionate because this is one way they treat you as part of their pack.

How often should I bathe my German Shepherd puppy?

Unlike other breeds, German Shepherds don’t need to bathe often. In fact, it’s best that they only bathe every 3-4 months. German Shepherds have a double coat – the topcoat and the undercoat. The topcoat protects them from sun exposure, dust and other particles.

What should German Shepherd puppies not do?

Below are a few training mistakes that most German Shepherd owners make.

  • 1 1. Delaying the Training Process.
  • 2 2. Isolating it from People.
  • 3 3. Using a Forceful, Aggressive, and Violent Approach.
  • 4 4. Not being Consistent with Training.
  • 5 5. Not being Repetitive.
  • 6 6. Training too Much or too Little.
  • 7 A Word of Advice.

Should I get a German Shepherd as my first dog?

German Shepherds are good first dogs for first-time owners. They are easy to train, obedient, affectionate, loyal, are good with kids and other pets, making them an excellent choice for both families or lone owners. However, they need a lot of exercise, shed a lot, and can become clingy.

What to expect with your new German Shepherd puppy?

The first 24 to 36 hours in your new home is an acclimation period for your puppy to get settled in your home. The puppy’s activity level will be minimal to what it will be in the future, so don’t be surprised if your puppy’s energy level is lower during this time.

What should I Feed my new German Shepherd puppy?

Soaking your puppy’s kibble will allow it to expand in the bowl and not in the puppy’s stomach which helps prevent gastric torsion (also known as bloat). If your puppy has a weak appetite during the acclimation period you can add boiled boneless chicken and cooked white rice to its meals.

Why does my German Shepherd puppy have diarrhea?

It is common for your German Shepherd puppy to have diarrhea or loose stool the first week it is in your new home. It is acclimating to a new world and a different schedule. Be very mindful about what kind of dog treats and toys you supply the puppy to chew on. These are all edible things that can cause loose stool and diarrhea.

When to Soak Your German Shepherd puppy’s Kibble?

We recommend that you soak your puppy’s kibble at least 1-2 hours prior to feeding it. (The breeder will review the amount of food and schedule with you when you pick up your puppy.) Soaking your puppy’s kibble will allow it to expand in the bowl and not in the puppy’s stomach which helps prevent gastric torsion (also known as bloat).