Day: October 5, 2017
How to Breed German Shepherd Dogs
German shepherd dogs are one of the most recognizable breeds thanks to their popularity in the media. They are loyal, determined and hard-working companions and retain that majestic image even after decades of breeding. Selecting a stud dog for your female German shepherd can be a daunting task, but knowing what you want to produce… Read More ›
10 Essential German Shepherd Diet Tips
You can certainly tell the difference between a healthy German Shepherd and an unhealthy one. A healthy German Shepherd not only has bright, alert eyes and a shiny coat, but also a ton of energy. The good health of your dog comes from many factors, including genetic, environmental, as well as nutritional factors. The saying… Read More ›
Which is the Best Dog Food for German Shepherds?
The German Shepherd is a powerful dog with a muscular body and a large appetite for food. Having German origins, it first grabbed the popular imagination during the first World War for its incredible strength, courage, intelligence and loyalty. In fact, by the time the war was over, the German Shepherd had already cemented its position as the most… Read More ›
Feeding Your German Shepherd Puppy
Feed what the breeder recommended especially for the first few weeks so as not to disrupt the digestive system. Fresh, clean water should be available to the puppy during the day. You should remove the water overnight. Feed 3 times per day from 8 to 12 weeks of age and twice per day thereafter. If… Read More ›
Preventing Food Issues
Even though we feed our dogs plenty of food and treats each day, by nature, many of them will defend or guard their food. Here are some tips prevent food guarding from developing in your pup. Don’t leave your dog’s food out all day. Feed your pup the amount of food recommended by your breeder… Read More ›
Why Won’t My Dog Come When I Call Him?
Have you ever trained your dog to come when called, and then when you call him, he completely ignores you? You are not alone! There are many reasons why your pup is not responding to your command. More training is needed. Your dog might not be ready to be off the leash in wide, open… Read More ›
Out for a Walk: Teaching Your Puppy Not to Pull on the Leash
There are many things that tempt your dog when you’re out for a walk, like new smells and other animals. Your dog will try to get where he wants to go, even if that means pulling you along with him! If he pulls on the leash and you allow him to, you’ve reinforced him for… Read More ›
How to be a successful dog owner?
No matter where you live, owning a dog is a long-term emotional and financial commitment and it’s important to take your neighbors into consideration. Here are some important tips for the owners: Train Your Dog – Puppies need to be properly socialized and trained. Pick Up After Your Puppy – ALWAYS carry a plastic “baggy” to pick… Read More ›
My puppy barks at people who come to my house.
I really don’t want him to do that. How do I stop him from barking at strangers? Barking is natural for dogs. They are doing their job by alerting their family that someone is coming. It’s unreasonable to expect that a puppy will never bark. The key is that he should learn to stop barking… Read More ›
Do’s & Don’ts for a Healthy Dog
It is unhealthy for a dog to be overweight. Overfeeding is NOT a sign of love. Your German Shepherd is the right weight when you can tell there are ribs (without them being obvious) and there is a slight ‘waistline’ behind the ribs, before the rear legs. Stages: – Puppies eat more and are highly… Read More ›