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TRAINING A SHEPHERD PUPPY

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All of us dream of having the perfect pet--one that is polite, well behaved, friendly and happy. If you have patience--lots of it, persistence and determination, one can have a German Shepherd that is a "Canine Good Citizen". Just as we teach our children the values of life, we must also teach our German Shepherds. Learning starts from the day they are born.

The Learning Stages

At 8 weeks of age the German Shepherd should be taught simple, everyday things: