The Benefits of Dog Training
Training a dog well has two principal benefits: First, owning the dog becomes a more pleasant, rewarding experience; and second, trained properly, a dog often becomes much more contented and peaceful.
Good training results in benefits that extend beyond the basics of obedience, to the point of impacting the entire quality of life of the dog, and consequently, the whole family. By “good training” I refer to an intuitive, commonsense approach to conditioning a dog that takes into account basic dog psychology.
At German Shepherd Place, we generally concern ourselves with providing factual and useable information that serves you our guest, and the German Shepherds in your lives in the best way we can.
This has us educating ourselves on conventional wisdom, researching new findings, listening to the concerns of our GSD-owning community and then sharing the best information with you here on the website and through related avenues such as The German Shepherd Report. There’s a level of gravitas called for to accomplish this mission.
But we all need to shift gear once in a while, and enjoy the lighter side of things. Continue Reading
Animals have the capacity to touch and affect you and me in ways that even people may not. And of all animals, dogs perhaps most often demonstrate this capacity. What an inspiration the unconditional love of our dogs so often is. And here’s a thought; if you are ever human-relationship-challenged – and aren’t we all at times! – just ponder the most recent demonstration of canine unconditional love that you witnessed, then try and spread a little of that good stuff amongst the humans in your life! Continue Reading
Spring is a great time for many German Shepherd households, being ideal in many places for outdoor adventure. It’s also the time of new beginnings. There’s the new life evident all around us in nature; then, there are the ways we may, consciously or otherwise, mirror that in our lives. Some of us tidy things up around the house, put on some fresh paint, clean out the garage and so on. At German Shepherd Place, we are giving a spring facelift to our website and publishing an eBook. In addition we’ll continue to “breathe fresh life” into our articles in order to give the best possible experience to you our guests including those of you that are the special members of our subscriber community (see opt-in box on sidebar). Continue Reading
“Outside of a dog, a book is mans’ best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx
…that is, unless you have Cesar Millan to help! Continue Reading
In the US we have our Thanksgiving celebrations behind us. We’ve reflected, given thanks and probably eaten a great deal of turkey, ham, pie etc.
But let’s give thanks today for our special German Shepherd friends, and take the time for a little reflection!
Let’s reflect on a few things that make a GSD a GSD: Continue Reading