Yes the training should improve the situation, but keep in mind...you as well as the pup need to benefit from the classes. You need to be able to 'read' the dog. You need to be able to act or react in a moments notice. It's not difficult to read the difference between if it's just excited and wants to play or is it ready to pounce on its prey. The GSD is an extremely intelligent breed and good or bad, they learn from what they see in their environment. If they see that you are weak, ie... give in easily, they will trounce on the opportunity. It's been my experience that a GSD puppy will constantly attempt to be the alpha in your household. As they mature, they will learn where they stand in the pecking order and not be so challenging all the time.I never sought outside help with training any of my girls and think I did quite well for the most part.
edit...I have twin 5 yo grandsons and my 9 mo old GSD gets overly excited every time she sees them. At times she seems out of control excited, but I know what's going on. Until I get her trained with how to act and behave, she will be crated or on a tight leash to keep her from knocking my grandsons to the ground. She's done it already
Last edited by MrGSD; 01-07-2019 at 02:36 PM.
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