How do I give my German Shepherd confidence?
- Symptoms of low confidence in dogs.
- Steps to build confidence in dogs:
- Consistent, easy training.
- Avoid corrections.
- Give the dog something positive to remember – even if it’s as simple as a ride around the block, chasing a ball, or sitting for a treat so future sessions will not be a cause of stress or anxiety.
Do German Shepherds naturally protect their owners? They are known for being fearless and self-confident. GSDs will assertively stand their ground and are suited to be either watchdog or guardian, whichever the situation demands. They can be aloof with strangers yet are not hostile. This natural protective instinct is reassuring to the German Shepherd owner.
Why German Shepherds are not good family dogs? German Shepherds are the very last breed that you should consider as a family dog. They can be vicious, disobedient, and too rough to have around your children.
Are German Shepherds loyal to one person? Known as a one-man dog, the German Shepherd displays fierce loyalty and fidelity to his owner or main caretaker. However, the breed will bond with all of “his people” and makes an ideal family pet if they are properly trained and socialized as puppies.