Basic obedience starts from 5 months onwards (it would be good up to 12 months, without this meaning that a dog over 12 months old should not be trained).
The basic obedience :
Comprehensive basic obedience program.
The dog with the Positive Method of reward (food or toy reward) learns the following commands:
1. To walk alongside us without pulling us with any stimulus (dog, cat, etc.),
2. Sit on his two hind legs,
3. Down to lie completely,
4. Stay put while we move away,
5. Let him come,
6. Command [Don't] (anything he does that is not right is the command Don't) and
7. refusal of food the so-called [fola].
This is the complete basic obedience program, it lasts about 30-40 days.
About every 3 months.
Frequent bathing of the dog has a bad effect on its coat and skin because it removes the greasy elements. In the winter you have to be more conservative about bathing, the frequency of which will depend largely on whether he lives outside or inside so he doesn't get cold. If he lives inside the house and is relatively clean, then in winter a bath once every three months is sufficient.
However, if for any reason your dog gets dirty, you should not wait for the specific day you wash him, but wash him immediately!
In the summer when our dog goes into the sea, a good rinse with water is enough. What we want to avoid is frequent soaping, which is responsible for removing the greasy elements from the coat and skin
There is no other breed apart from the German Shepherd that adapts and trains so easily in basic obedience (sit, down, stay, come, etc.), but at the same time to be a guardian and an ideal companion for the whole family, having maximum love and respect for the people who take care of him. He is especially friendly with children because he has a very good character and is a watchdog, while the appropriate training age is 5 months for basic obedience and around 15 months (when our dog has formed his character) for protection. It is no coincidence that they often call the German Shepherd a soldier, because of his appetite for slavery!
With the arrival of a four-legged friend in the family, the benefits are many not only for adults but also for children.
The dog can help your children and also teach them a lot.
Research has proven that the contact of children with the dog, especially in the first year of their life, strengthens their immune system to fight infections. It also reduces the child's chances of developing allergies by 50%.
The dog is a companion for children. A non-judgmental friend who can listen for a long time without complaint. According to recent research, the whole process helps children develop their self-esteem. Also, when you are away from home, children feel less stressed and more confident with the presence of a dog.
A child who grows up with a dog learns to love animals and appreciate their benefits in human life.
The relationship that develops between the dog and the child helps the child to develop strong relationships of trust in his life.
But the general rule tells us that the dog needs to be trained. Contrary to what most people think, training isn't about a showdown (breaking his 'shit') or building a robot dog. Training is all about strengthening the dog-owner bond. That is, it has to do with being able to cooperate and coexist harmoniously in our space with the dog. A well-trained dog is a freer dog that contributes to everyday life in a positive way. This dog helps the harmonious coexistence of the family and does not offer stress and disappointments. The training of our dog is his education, which teaches him, both him and us, a way of communication!
It is the best thing you can do for your dog to live harmoniously in the years you will spend together. Choose and trust a positive trainer to train your dog who uses gentle handling methods, without yelling and violence like our school!
The security duties include: 1st Area Guarding, 2nd Bodyguard and 3rd Notification (alarm).
Unlike Basic Obedience, where all dogs of any breed and size are suitable, only dogs whose breed has the specifications for Guard (eg German Shepherd) can be trained in Security Tasks. An important factor in having a guard dog is the character, the breed and the way our dog grows up. For example, two dogs of the same breed are not equally capable in all areas of Security Tasks. We should pay a lot of attention and understand that a proper guardian is a properly socialized, composed and balanced dog and not, as we mistakenly believe, a wild dog. A wild dog can guard our space, but it is uncontrolled and dangerous for the owner's own integrity. The trained dog, unlike the simply wild dog, is a dog that knows techniques to neutralize the malicious intruder and it is easier for him to guard the space, us and himself at the same time. He is not aggressive without reason. The trained dog will guard its space just as well in our absence as in our presence.
We should not worry about training our dog in security duties, because by training our dog in security duties, it is like equipping him with a martial art, which he will use when and if he needs it (threatened) and not unnecessarily and uncontrollably. The instinct is there its training learns to manage it properly. DO NOT change the character of our dog and under no circumstances become dangerous to his family.
Of course, the right choice of instructor plays a very important role. If a trainer is not knowledgeable or has ulterior motives, then he will destroy our dog. That's why trust a reputable instructor with knowledge of safety training.
The answer to this question is simple, because it suits our temperament, because it has the ideal character, because it is the breed we have loved since childhood! Its character and its morphology are what we love about this breed. In other words, the German shepherd is a dog that can do almost anything if properly trained. It can become a companion dog in a family, a guide to children and people with special needs, a drug and explosive detector in the police and military, a border guard, a police patrol dog, a family protector, etc. In general, the German Shepherd is an anthropomorphic breed that can to give us many emotions if we treat him with respect and love. Let's not forget that in 1997 it was voted worldwide as the breed of the century, and its nickname is "soldier".