What are German Shepherds?
German shepherds are the dogs that you shouldn’t have if you are away from home a lot. When they are left alone they can become anxious or bored, and will express it in ways you probably wouldn’t like, such as: barking, chewing, digging, etc. German Shepherds are very active, but also very intelligent. Make sure to keep them physically active, such as jogging or frisbee and mentally by training sessions.
German Shepherds should be consistently learning, playing, and working daily. If you want a social, well-behaved dog then you should consider taking your puppy to training or puppy classes. You should also expose your puppy to different places and people so that they are social. Going to training classes are also good because they get your puppy used to other people and dogs, as well as basic canine manners.
German Shepherds also shed A LOT, as a matter of fact their nickname is “German Shedder.” Make sure you brush it a couple times each week and have a good vacuum on hand.
Crate training is a great way to housetrain your puppy. It teaches him to be calm and happy when separated from owner. German shepherds sometimes suffer from separation anxiety.