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Facts About German Shepherds You Need to Know Before Adopting

As with all dogs, make sure you do the required amount of research and get all the information you can before adopting a dog. One of the important things to keep in mind when adopting a dog is to find out more about the breed you’re going to bring home. Depending on the breed of the dog, the requirements in your home and life change. Smaller dogs tend to be far more excitable than big dogs, but some big dogs can behave like small dogs. Whatever the case may be, the proper amount of research is important. And in this article, we’re going to help you do it when it comes to German Shepherds. Here are a German Shepherd facts that you should keep in mind when deciding to adopt one into your family.

  • German Shepherds are intelligent dogs. They are observant and they are quick learners and are also incredibly sensitive to human emotions and moods. Training a German Shepherd will be easy, because they pick up tricks and things quickly, but also make sure that the training is suited to how you want your dog to grow up.
  • You’ve seen German Shepherds being used mostly as military dogs or police dogs and this is because of their high energy and desire to constantly be doing something. You need to be prepared to keep up with your German Shepherd because they plan to keep you on your toes. Whether it’s long walks or playing in the garden, you need to make sure there’s someone to always help out or be there with your dog.
  • At home, your German Shepherd will cuddle a lot and enjoy it, but when surrounded by people he doesn’t know or in public, he won’t be as affectionate. It’s something to worry about, that’s just their personality and it’s absolutely normal.
  • As we mentioned earlier, they’re naturally guard dogs so make sure that you keep them socialized. It’s important that your German Shepherd gets enough human interaction as well as socializing with other dogs. Without enough of this, they can become quite territorial and it will be difficult to bring people home without your dog responding that way.
  • German Shepherds are intent listeners, they make for a great shoulder to lean on. And like we mentioned earlier, they are very sensitive to your emotions, so you can be assured that in a sad time, they will be there to help you through it.
  • If you are a first-time dog owner, German Shepherds are not for you. They are quite a handful and require a lot of attention and care and also a certain level of experience from you. If you are certain that you want a German Shepherd the first time, make sure that you get the help of a trainer to guide you through the process.

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