Your German Shepherd puppy is a bundle of joy. After hours of napping and drooling, they wake up to tear around the house, playing and chewing with everything they can get their paws on. Their tails seem to wag non-stop and your pup has undoubtedly brought joy into your home. However, while you love them being small and cute, you have plans for them in the future. You would like to train your German Shepherd puppy to protect. You may simply want them to safeguard your home and family or to protect a particular object or individual.
Fortunately, this type of training can give you that effective protection. It will also ensure the dog is extremely receptive and trained to a high level. This means you will find teaching them other tricks and commands far easier too. Finally, this training will build loyalty between the two of you.
Training a German Shepherd puppy to protect will require hard work and persistence. You will need to use strict obedience commands and training throughout. You will also need to test your pup using potential threats. But if you’re willing to put in the work and stay enthusiastic, then your German Shepherd puppy will be keen to please you.
Because your dog is just a puppy, they should respond swiftly to training, particularly if they already have a decent attention span. But if your German Shepherd puppy is a real handful and challenging to keep on task, then you may need several months. If you get training right, you’ll have an effective and highly trained German Shepherd to protect both people and possessions. You’ll be able to leave the home under their watchful eye without having to worry anyone will break in. Finally, training also makes for some great bonding time.
Before you get to work, you will need to make sure you have everything you need. The most important component will be food. So stock up on mouth-watering treats or break the pup's favorite food into small pieces. You will also need a friend or two that the dog doesn’t know too well.
Of course, you will also need regular access to the space, object, or person you want your German Shepherd puppy to protect. Then set aside 15 minutes each day for training.
Once you have all that, just bring patience and enthusiasm, then work can begin!