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How To Teach The “Paw” Command

Teaching your dog the paw command is a fun trick to add to your dog’s skill set. Even though it’s quite simple, it’s a real crowd pleaser and teaching your dog tricks is a great way to strengthen the bond…

Help! My Dog Lunges At Cars!

Dogs have a tendency to chase fast moving things.  German Shepherds and other high drive dogs can easily get excited and want to lunge at a car that passes at a high speed. Even though this is a natural impulse,…

What Is Schutzhund Training?

Schutzhund training is a rigorous canine sport that involves training and evaluating dogs in three main areas: (1) Tracking,  (2) Obedience, and (3) Protection. Schutzhund aims to foster and develop specific, desirable traits in dogs. These traits include intelligence, trainability,…

Teaching Your German Shepherd The Place Command

Teaching your German Shepherd the place command is extremely helpful for when you want your dog to stay in one spot for a short amount of time. This command is easy to teach your dog, but your GSD should already know basic…

How To Teach A Dog To Fetch

You and your dog head outside. You’re excited. This is going to be great. You show your dog a bright, bouncy new rubber ball, and then chunk it across the yard. Your dog looks at the ball, looks at you,…

How To Train Your German Shepherd NOT To Pull On Leash

It’s inevitable that your German Shepherd is going to pull on leash when he or she first comes home.  Whether you have a puppy or an older GSD you are most likely going to have to train your German Shepherd…

How To Teach A Dog Its Name

As a new dog owner, teaching your dog its name is extremely important. You will be using your dog’s name over the course of its life, so teaching name recognition is setting the foundation for your life with your dog. …

Guide to Crate Training a German Shepherd Puppy

We’ve all heard stories about the dreaded “puppy stage”, the stressful rite of passage all new puppy parents must go through (and hopefully survive). I have a few horror stories of my own from Allie’s days as a youngster. Don’t…

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