German Shepherds & Co. | SpiritDog Academy

German Shepherds & Co.

German Shepherds and their crosses can be intense puppies! They are usually very active and need to be taught to relax.

Shepherds can show some suspicion towards strangers, especially starting at around 6 months of age.

It is really crucial that you provide plenty of positive experiences with different people and dogs for your puppy. 

Do not assume that your socialization is done once the puppy is a few months old. Until your Shepherd pup is about 1.5-2 years old, you should continuously strive to create fun, low-key situations where (s)he can learn that other dogs and people are no big deal, and definitely no danger.

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