DID YOU KNOW THAT THE NUMBER ONE DETERRENT OF BURGLARY AND OTHER CRIMES IS A BARKING DOG? IF THE BAD GUY HEARS A DOG BARKING AT YOUR HOUSE, HE WILL USUALLY MOVE ON TO THE NEXT HOME...
There is no way around it. German Shepherd Dogs are Watch Dogs. You do not have to train them to protect their owners property and persons. It comes to them through their good Shepherd Breeding. However...
If you want YOUR dog to be an excellent Watch/Guard Dog, then Train it. Two important things you can do:
#1. Obedience Train Your Dog.
Not only will you have a better trained dog by taking the time to train it properly, the bond between the two of you will deepen. It will also establish YOU as the "Leader of the Pack".
#2. If your yard is not fenced, walk your dog around the perpetrator.
If your own yard is not fenced, walk your dog around it often. Walk the dog on a leash and teach it to STAY on your side of the boundary lines. This will teach your dog what is it's. GSD are Herding/Guardian Dogs, they want to know what is there's to guard. By setting up the boundaries the dog learns what to look out for....anyone strange in it's boundaries.
The more time you spend with your dog, the more training you do with your dog, the more bonding you will have with it. The more protective of you it will be of you.
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-- The Working German Shepherd Dogs Team
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:18:12 -0500
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