All dogs need training, and your newest best friend is no different. Ideally, your puppy began training the day you brought him home from the breeder, shelter or rescue you acquired him from. German Shepherd training may be more work on your part than some other breeds in comparison.
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This breed is well known for his drive to work, eagerness to please you and his extremely high intelligence. It is this intelligence that can be curse if you are not capable of training him to the extent that he needs so that he can be a relaxed and well behaved pet or working partner. Begin training your puppy right from the start to set him up for success and an adult canine companion within your household.
I have lived in big cities my entire life. Having grown up on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, my early life was an exciting one, filled to the brim with interesting encounters and opportunities popping up at every street corner. Like many city people, my passion for dogs first started when my parents decided to bring a puppy into the household. For them, it was a way of getting me to spend less time at his computer or wandering aimlessly around the city with my friends. Little did they know that bringing a Labrador Retriever into their apartment would determine not only the course of their son’s professional career but also my love life.
Having obtained a Computer Science Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, I went on to pursue an IT career in the Big Apple. After a few years of doing basic cybersecurity and tech support work in various offices around Manhattan, I decided to leave New York and look for my calling in Boston, Massachusetts. There, I got a Master’s degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Web Development. As a means of supporting myself through college, he found a salesman job at a local paper company, where he met Mary, the love of my life and the person I’d end up creating My Sweet Puppy with.