Ideally,start training your Shepherd when he is just a puppy. So,encourage any signs of calm and gentle play with treats and verbal praise. Take him to obedience classesregularly. This will get him familiar with other pets and people. The earlier he can socialize,the more likely it is he will grow up to be friendly.
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How to train a German Shepherd to protect you?
Perhaps your GSD is so friendly they have a default towards assuming everyone is friendly. You can still train your dog to guard and protect you by training commands that are associated with certain behaviors. Here, you will need to literally tell your German Shepherd (by the command you issue) that there is a threat.
Are German Shepherds Friendly to strangers?
German Shepherds can be friendly to strangers as long as they are taught to be. Ideally, they would be socialized as puppies to be around people and animals other than those they live with. That way, they don develop any fears or guardedness around new people and pets as they grow older.
How long does it take to train a German Shepherd puppy?
This means molding him into a relaxed, friendly German Shepherd may take just a matter of weeks. If he older, stubborn and far less patient than he was in his youth, then you may need several months. Get this training right and you will be able to count on him to be at ease with kids, strangers, and any other pets.
Are German Shepherds aggressive dogs?
Some dog breeds are more prone to aggression than others, and German Shepherds are one of them. They are, by nature, attack dogs and often used by law enforcement for this reason. Since they already exhibit this trait, you must learn to control your dog tendencies to ensure they only attack when you command.