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  1. GSD Killed Juvenile Turkey... Are My Cats Next?

    General Behavior
    Hello, BACKGROUND: I posted about cat socialization while back when I first got my GSD mix, Albie, who is now going on 8 months old. So far, the process has gone well. Generally, he one-sidedly likes/admires the cats and they get annoyed at him. He mostly ignores them, is sometimes curious and...
  2. IPO/Schutzhund clubs near me

    Schutzhund/IPO Training
    Afternoon All, I have a 15 week old working line GSD puppy called Indie. I am interested in training Indie in one of the dog sports and IPO/Schutzhund stood out to me. I am based in Hull and I have been trying to locate a club in my area that I could enquire with. After a number of google...
  3. Most Useful Nontraditional Command You Trained Your Puppy

    Training Our Puppy (basic)
    I'm curious what command you trained into your puppy that paid off in spades down the road. Barring the obvious. For me it was, "Careful." Sierra was pretty klutzy, bull headed, and clueless as a puppy. She was particularly prone to getting underfoot and had plenty of incidents getting tangled...
  4. Leash Training

    How do I (teach my dog to)?
    Hello, I have a 11 week old german shepherd puppy. We will start to take him out on walks in about a month, when he is 16 weeks old, and we want to train him to walk on the leash. However, whenever we put the leash, he keeps tugging and chewing at it. I have tried looking at videos to train him...
  5. Help preventing dogs from bonding too deeply

    General Puppy Stuff
    Hello, we are getting a second GSD! I have read a lot about cases where the dogs will bond too closely together. They are very close in age, and are opposite sexes. Both dogs have great temperaments and have had sufficient enough training/socialization to get along well. The question we have is...
  6. How do I get my German Shepherd to play nicer with our smaller, older dog?

    How do I (teach my dog to)?
    My German Shepherd is 5 years old and still filled with energy; unfortunately our smaller dog is 11 years old and no longer wants to play as much as he once did. Despite this our GSD still tries to initiate play, frustrating the smaller dog and causing dramas. The GSD also displays dominance by...
  7. Help with training my 7 month old GSD to stop barking

    Development & Socialization
    I have a 7 month old all black GSD, and he never barked at people or dogs until recently. I am feeling stuck on what I should do to stop this behavior. He isn’t barking aggressively, he is just very excited, but because of his size I am scared that people or other dogs will take it as aggressive...
  8. Using German Shepherd Dog Effectively

    General Information
    Hello everyone. I bought one GSD back in 2018 and he is fully trained from Fine Line Family K-9. I just want to know how to use my GSD effectively as he is fully trained and I don't want it to go waste. I know he is one of the best family protection dogs now but is there any other way to utilize...
  9. Thoughts on new trainer’s method?

    Training Theory & Methods
    Hiya! I’ve started working with a trainer (online) in order to help prevent some general behavioural issues that I know GSDs are prone to and to help assist with some things that little Dani was starting to have trouble with. She’s 4 months old and when we got her a month ago she was fearful of...
  10. Working while raising a puppy?

    General Puppy Stuff
    I've been wanting a GSD for some time and after plenty of research I found two breeders. Both breeders have good reputation and backgrounds the only difference in these two dogs would be one is short stock coat and one is long (i prefer long). My problem is that the short stock coat is ready...
  11. New Pup Coming; questions....

    General Puppy Stuff
    Hi All, I've been reading a lot of threads throughout the site for a few weeks now. I am bringing home a new pup the first weekend of May. I cannot wait! I grew up with Shepherds and have held off on getting one until I have the career and lifestyle that allows me to give the dog the life they...
  12. Help! GSD puppy suddenly reactive on walks at 5 months

    Puppy Behavior
    We’ve had our gsd puppy since he was 9 weeks old. He is now 5.5 months old and around 55lbs. He’s proved to be pretty fearless in many situations. He’s always been extremely friendly with people and other dogs. Is always thrilled to have attention from people and is super playful with other dogs...
  13. GSD is codependent on my collie- how do we stop this behavior?

    How do I (teach my dog to)?
    Some context: I have a 1 year old GSD and a 2 year old Collie . I have had them both since they were 8 weeks, so my collie was one when my GSD was 8 weeks. Together, they are great. When we walk them they are fine. Separately, they seem to do well too. The problem is when my fiance and I are...
  14. Creative activities with your german shepherd

    Miscellaneous Dog Sports
    Hey, so I have a german shepherd pup who is roughly 5 months now. He is pretty cool. I haven't had a dog before that understood relatively easily what I want/need him to do, im actually surprised how well hes growing despite me not knowing much about raising dogs (he's the only dog I've had...
  15. How do you guys deal with reactive dogs outside?

    General Behavior
    I live in NYC and in an area where every time we go outside on a walk, we ALWAYS run into reactive dogs, particularly small ones. These owners do not correct or even care that their dog barks and lunges at my dog because they can't do any damage right? My dog is generally very friendly, but...
  16. Behavior problems

    Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly)
    My nearly 2 year old GSD wont stop barking at the crows. As a result, he starts barking as soon as sun rises and until sun goes down. He loathes crows but no other birds. How can i make him stop barking at them because this way everyone gets disturbed when he barks non stop
  17. Father's Parkinson's makes training at home difficult. GSD bit my husband.

    Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly)
    Hello- A couple weeks ago my husband and I were visiting my father and brother and their German Shepherd, Drogon, bit my husband. Drogon is about a year and three months old and has been to training classes in the past, but I think a big issue is the follow through when he comes home. My...
  18. Socializing Puppy with Cats

    Training Our Puppy (basic)
    Hi All, I've been a longtime lurker, but this is my first post. Can anyone provide me tips/experiences/anecdotes relating to training GSD puppies to accept cats as part of the pack (or at least mitigate the risk of harm)? Some Background: We recently added a 10-week old puppy to our home (11...
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