You took the plunge and added an adorable German Shepherd puppy to your family. Now it’s time to get that pup some training so he or she becomes the perfect family member you hoped for.
You wouldn’t leave your child with an unfit babysitter, nor should you trust just anyone to train your dog. Dog trainers are unregulated, so virtually anyone can call themselves a dog trainer.
Check with the show line German Shepherd breeders where you got the puppy to see if they offer training classes or recommend someone.
When researching trainers for your dog, pay attention to these specifics.
What Method Do They Use?
Does the trainer use shock collars, choke collars or prong collars as part of their training methods? If so, find someone else. Your dog doesn’t have to hurt to learn. The use of force as a training method can cause aggressive behavior from …