Question - Can German shepherds be house dogs?

Answered by: Margaret Collins  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 27-06-2022  |  Views: 862  |  Total Questions: 14

German Shepherd or GSD serve as an ideal family dog. They are considered as good house dogs because of their calm nature and caring temperament. 1- German Shepherd is an intelligent dog breed – The largest percentage of police dogs all over the world are GSD's. They are good indoor dogs in the sense that they need to be with their people, not kenneled outside, alone. They are not good indoor dogs in the sense that they can be left to just chill inside a house or apartment for hours on end. German shepherds are generally known to be good around children of all ages, due to them being so calm and patient. However, a GSD that has not been socialized properly from an early age could be a threat to children. Additionally, larger dogs and toddlers may not always mix too well. While it's not recommended to have two puppies at the same time, having two dogs—whether it's two older dogs, or an older dog and a puppy—at the same time comes with a boatload of benefits for you, your family, and the doggies themselves. They will calm down somewhere between the age of 5-7 but may never be a full couch potato. Each dog is different and some may calm down earlier or later. Keep in mind that German Shepherds may never be as calm as another dog breed but they will get calmer over time.

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German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) are known as high maintenance dogs. Do not add a GSD to your life if you do not have the time, patience and energy to exercise, train and manage them in interactions with all people and all animals. Most German Shepherds: Need to be made a part of the family; not good as outside-only dogs.

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How To Keep German Shepherd Dog Busy While At Work(10 ways). Give Him his favorite toys with which he can play. Leave the Tv on so he can watch it. If it is safe then open the curtains of the windows so The German Shepherd Dog Can see outside. Very important to calm the German Shepherd Dog. Leave them in a safe Place ( This is very Important)

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The eyes of a German shepherd are always on the lookout. As cuddly as a teddy bear to those that care for them and cold as ice to those that don't, German shepherds love friends, fun and food. They're not too fond of lazy days, and they definitely don't like knocks on the door.

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German Shepherd Dogs tend to be Loyal with one person who feeds, train, and spends more time with them. German Shepherd Bond Better with the person who cares and knows his needs. However, the German Shepherd dog is one of the most loyal dogs. German Shepherd dog can be more loyal to one person but not only to him.

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Don't allow the puppy to nap just before bedtime, otherwise you'll have a playful puppy when you are about to go to bed. You should let your German Shepherd puppy sleep in your bedroom to minimize the chance of whining or crying during the night.

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Generally, the answer is no. GSDs as they grow sometimes don't end up being good with other dogs living with them.

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Yes! You can have two male German Shepherds in the same household. Many people do this successfully. Sadly, there are a few GSD owners who don't do this the right way and the dogs pay the price.

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Have your German Shepherd and the new dog meet at the training center, the street, or the park. Make sure both dogs are on-leash. Once they are introduced, take them for a walk together so they can get acclimated with each other's company. Make sure to keep a distance between the two dogs on their first walk.

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Meaning that a fight between 2 females is often more serious and nasty than a fight between 2 males- which tend to be more sound than fury. That said, with both females spayed and not dominant it's possible you might not have trouble. However I would never leave them together unsupervised.

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1 – Feed Quality Food Bad quality food can make your german shepherd dog smell bad. Dogs need high-quality protein and fat to be fit and healthy. Bad digestion can cause bad breath, and it can make a dog smell bad. Be aware of any food allergy your German Shepherd dog may have.

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Will German Shepherds Attack Their Owners? Usually German Shepherds are extremely loyal and will be friendly around their owners, sometimes even being overprotective. A German Shepherd's aggression will normally be aimed at strangers. However, there are also examples of German Shepherds attacking their owners.

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The Source of Aggressive Behavior in German Shepherds Dog aggression can start as young as 6 weeks of age, a crucial age when a German Shepherd puppy should be socialized with other dogs and given the necessary training that keeps them from biting other people.