Caring for a German Shepherd puppy can be a wonderful but challenging and physically demanding task. Even though they are highly energized and full of energy, these puppies will develop into intelligent, lovable and protective pets. When treated correctly and given love, the German Shepherd puppy will develop into a dog that will be loyal and true to you all of his or her life.
German Shepherd Puppies Are Energized!
German Shepherd puppies have a great deal of energy. They love to play outside with bones, balls or Frisbees. And, like most puppies, they love to chew on toys and other large objects such as old shoes or pieces of furniture. Having a couple of safe toys around will keep them busy and give you some time to yourself. Like most puppies, the German Shepherd puppy needs to learn how to socialize. The puppy must learn how to deal with new sights and sounds such as noisy traffic, children and other pets. Socializing is also important so that he or she is able to get along with other pets and people. The best times for socialization in a puppy are between eight and 16 weeks of age. In the beginning months of a puppy, the owner needs to take at least several hours a day to play and begin some training.
Grooming is Important, Too
This type of puppy needs to be groomed often and regular trips to a veterinarian will keep the puppy in good shape. Your veterinarian will give you instructions on how to feed, medicate and train your puppy. Like most puppies, the German Shepherd puppy will grow quickly—especially during the first year. Feeding, for the first year should be about twice a day. Walks are very important for puppies. They love to get out and walk with their owner and it will help them to develop good potty training habits, early.