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Be In Constant Training Mode with Your German Shepherd

This is Dr. Banfe from Banffy Haus German Shepherds with some advice for you German Shepherds owners.  My parents told me that military academy was good for me because the structure would keep me out of trouble.  Remarkably, it did and it was excellent for me.  I was able to develop patterns of behavior, respect and integrity, cleanliness and discipline that have helped me during all of my life.


That is similar for your German shepherd.  You need to create a well thought out ordered living structure for your shepherd.  And you need to stick with it without relenting and breaking the structure. You may think that your dog has been so good, or is so darling that just this once you will feed him/her at the table while you are eating.  But this relenting just makes you happy and is not in the best interests of the dog.


We all respect a superbly trained German shepherd, police or military trained.  Most of us would like a dog like that.  In fact I will tell you that those noble beasts are at peace, knowing exactly what to do and when to do it.  They are creatures of structure, and very comfortable within it.  That’s how we like to see them at Banffy Haus German Shepherds.


So, it is kind for us to create structure.  Canines are creatures of habit and order.  And we love them when they are obedient and loyal.  We need to create environments of structure for them so that they can become the dogs they could be and that we would prefer.


When you get the urge to break ranks and to encourage your dog to do so, don’t be surprised or angry with them when they continue or ramp-up the behavior you began.  Don’t blame them if they jump up on your neighbor and ruin her new dress when yesterday you decided to pat your chest and encourage them to jump up.  Don’t get angry with them if you have friends over and they salivate and beg for food when just last week you rewarded Otto with a big piece of meat at dinner.


In the next article from Banffy Haus German Shepherds we will carefully detail how to create a surefire structure to get the most out of your amazing German shepherd and raise your German shepherd puppies in an environment that helps them to be all they can be.


I hope these are helpful hints for understanding the behavior of your German Shepherd puppies. 

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We at Banffy Haus German Shepherds  would all like you to know a way to ensure your puppy becomes all that it can be and become another legend in the family.

Well, there is a secret:  It is managing the environment.  Environment is one of the most important variables determining the success of a human child.  A nurturing, loving environment, one with encouragement and many avenues for learning and creativity improve the chances of a child’s success later in life.  An unstable and angry household, in which parents abandon children, and let them learn and fend for themselves, normally contributes to a greater probability of truancy and delinquency.   It is a losing situation for a young person.

Remember, dogs are very routine animals.   I remember how at first when my parents drove me to military academy I resented it.  But the structure and routine was excellent for me and I flourished. There were kind, yet demanding, men and women who corrected me for mistakes but encouraged my successes.  Dogs, even more than humans, yearn for and thrive on order, routine and a firm social order.  They are just more confident and peaceful in such a structure.

So, of course you would want your dog to have every chance for success and to be a valued member of your pack.  But how do you do this.  Banffy Haus German Shepherds advises that you make an “K-9 Home Environmental plan” for Fritz.  Type it out.  Read it to the family and stick by it.  Don’t flinch and don’t move an inch. 

It should include, for example, which rooms Fritz is allowed to come in, things he can and can’t play with, or lay on.  Be specific.  Do not ever let him have the same rights as the humans.  Yes, that means not on the couch.  That is reserved for you, with him loyally at your feet.  No, not in the kitchen during dinner.  That is your time.  Also, never let your huge, powerful, brilliant shepherd sleep in bed with you.  If you decide he is not to go upstairs, enforce it.  Choose potty areas and egress and ingress for your dog.  Give him his spot where he is to lay, rather than him choosing it.  Choose his eating place, which is best in a garage and not within the walls of the house.  Be specific and detailed.   Map this out, make a diagram, learn it, teach it to the family and, most of all, enforce it. 

I will finish the discussion of the “K-9 Home Environmental plan” for your German shepherd puppy or do in another article.  I hope it has piqued your curiosity.
I hope these are helpful hints from Banffy Haus German Shepherds  for understanding the behavior of your German Shepherd puppies. 

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