********* VERY VALUABLE LEERBURG PUPPY TRAINING - FREE! Puppy Management in the Home. This is an online program that you can watch whenever it is convenient for you! These are trainers that train dog trainers so they know what they are talking about. We love their training programs and currently they are offering a FREE Trial of managing your dog in your home, family and pet introductions, using training tools, crates, leashes and so much more. Management in the home is so important and we believe more emphasis should be placed on Management even before the obedience training. Simply click on the link below and go to: TRY A FREE COURSE and set up your own account. There are 8 modules in this course and the videos in each module are 6-12 minutes long each. Watch what interests you and refer back to them as needed. Trust me, you WILL learn something valuable that you can apply to your training and management of your new puppy. Just click on the blue link to take you to the sign up page. There is no cost and no obligation to any of their other products to participate in this puppy program.
IN MY OPINION THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEOS YOU SHOULD WATCH! SOCIALIZE, SOCIALIZE, SOCIALIZE....PLEASE! If your puppy becomes reactive to people, dogs, things, you need to SOCIALIZE MORE, MORE, MORE. This video is a little long but talks about the importance of socialization, WHAT SOCIALIZATION really is and why you need to do it even during the time your puppy is not fully vaccinated (in controlled environments)! Controlled environments means not at dog parks, not in places you know strays wonder etc. By the time your puppy has had his second vaccination you will want to expand even more on where you take your puppy to get this very important socialization. If you are having difficulty with exposure to new things there are great ideas here on how to tackle those things. Yes, socialization is work but, it also is a fun learning & bonding time for you and your puppy. The world is new to your puppy and it is your job to expose him to the world, while he is young. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THIS VIDEO and refer back to it as needed.
HOW TO STOP PUPPY BITING AND MOUTHING VIDEO BELOW
PUPPY AGGRESSION PROBLEMS - TYPICALLY NOT AGGRESSION BUT FEAR!! How to correct. If you are here, you must also Go above and watch the SOCIALIZATION Video again! Although this trainer does not like prong collars it really isn't about the collar itself, it is that it is not being used correctly! Notice in the video that the owner is constantly pulling on the leash. The collar is not properly fitted and she is not using it properly. Otherwise, this is a great video!
HOW TO READ DOG BODY LANGUAGE AND REACTIVITY to other dogs, people and things. It's the same concept for other dogs as it would be for anything else in their environment that they might fear. If you are here, go back up and watch SOCIALIZATION Again!
TYPES OF PRONG COLLARS AND PROPER FITTING PRONG COLLARS When used PROPERLY these are an amazing tool! Learn correction timing so you communicate correctly using this tool.
Conversations with collar and leash using a prong collar
NEED A TRAINER?
Good sound breeding with sound temperament is where to begin but there is so much more......Basic obedience training is an essential part of responsible dog ownership. It will make your dog a better companion and will help establish a stronger bond between you and your dog. Your German Shepherd dog wants nothing more from life than to please you. Therefore, it is your responsibility to train this faithful companion to do as you wish. Training classes in obedience are available in most cities.
We have no financial affiliation with the trainers below. These are people in our local area that we recommend because we believe in their training practices & positive reinforcement training. Whether you have a new puppy that is ready to continue with his basic lessons or a dog with behaviour problems, here are a couple of people for you to consider here in our area:
Good Shepherd Dog Training with Linda Hardy 805-550-8238 or online at http://www.goodshepherdobedience.com/ Linda speaks German Shepherd language! Linda does in-home consultations, private lessons and individual private training where she will bring your dog or puppy home to train for you. Call her for a tailored program that will work for your needs.
Good Dogs with Kathy Kropp 805-237-9985 or online at http://www.gooddogskk.com/for the North San Luis Obispo County areas. Kathy teaches in Paso Robles and Templeton. Kathy offers various classes on weekends and during the week. She offers Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Obedience, Fungility, Canine Good Citizenship, Dog and Puppy Temperament Testing, private in home consultations, group classes and More!
It is imperative that you continue to build on what we started. The first 18 weeks of a puppy's life will set the foundation as an adult. Take your puppy to Puppy Classes, Puppy Obedience! You must socialize your puppy in order to have a sound German Shepherd as an adult!
Some owners may wish to go beyond Basic Obedience and pursue Advanced Obedience, enter the Show Circuit and/or Agility competitions. You may wish to train your dog for Service or Conformation Competitions. The German Shepherd Dog's desire to please humans is legendary, making it a top obedience competitor and a first-rate companion dog for adults and children. PLEASE consider Obedience training for you and your puppy! For those that are interested in the "Total Working Dog" concept of Schutzhund, I recommend you contact the GSDCA, Working Dog Association at: http://www.gsdca-wda.org/
As one of the most popular breeds in the country, you will find that the German Shepherd Dog is well respected for it's versatility. It is the breed preferred by those interested in search and rescue work, seeing eye, service, obedience or just as a good companion and of course protection for family, home and property. The extreme loyalty is our favorite trait of the German Shepherds.
Central Coast German Shepherds Basic Obedience Puppy Training. This video will show you some of the basic commands we use and how we use them so when you take your puppy home after staying with us for the Basic Obedience Training (on Leash) you will be able to continue reinforcing the skills they have learned here with us. If you do not work on these skills daily through your regular routines, your puppy will forget so, please continue to use the skills he has learned so they become life long habits for your puppy. Your effort of taking the time to make your puppy sit and wait EVERY time you open the door to take him outside and again when you bring him inside builds respect between you and your puppy and creates good habits for life! This is only one of the Basic tools we give you in the video. I hope you find this video helpful.