This breed has a reputation for being aggressive but this is not true if your dog is trained properly. Although the Shepweiler can be an intimidating guard dog, they are easy to train and will follow commands when given. They are not vicious attack dogs like some claim unless they are trained to be that way. They should be socialized early so they get along well with other pets and need to be supervised around small children. You need to be firm and persistent with your dog's training so your Shepweiler knows that you are the pack leader. They do best with people who are able to spend the proper amount of time training them.