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German Shepherd Dog Training and Mastering the Art of Attention in Only 1 Week

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46 thoughts on “German Shepherd Dog Training and Mastering the Art of Attention in Only 1 Week”

  1. Hi Duke, it’s so great to see the amazing work you are doing with Diesel and we were so EXCITED to see this video!! While we miss our Diesel so much, we are so happy we made the decision to bring him to YOU!!! It’s unreal the progress he has made with you in this short time. We cannot wait to see what you teach him next and to see his progress in your next video. Thank you sooo much and keep up the excellent work!! THANK YOU!!!

  2. German Shepherds are so smart… it takes less than a week if you teach them early! That’s what I found with my pup anyway. Takes more time if they are older. Love how attentive you got Diesel to be! My GSD Ina still runs off every now and then when she sees something interesting, haha (she does come back immediately when called, at least).

  3. They’re brilliant dogs, smart as border collies, but they’re not for the faint of heart or owners that aren’t fully committed. They take a lot of work, but if you’re dedicated, and learn about the breed, they’re the best dog to have around you. I’ve had 4 of them in my lifetime and through experience can tell you that they’re so clever, and if trained well they don’t even need a leash. Plus, they’ll never let an uninvited stranger into your house.

    1. @sarah well socialized German Shepherds are more reserved and inquisitive than aggressive. It’s when you isolate them as puppies that problems come.

    2. @Jill Roling I prefer the working lines as they seem to have fewer health issues than show lines because many show lines are bred to have more sloped backs which can cause dysplasia.

    3. I just got an 8 week old German shepherded mixed with a border collie and I’m so excited to be training him and take him to dog parks

  4. I am a retired Military Working dog handler ( 12 years with dogs)…..I went through the evolution of the training spectrum. I like where your going and what your doing.

    1. Thanks for your service brother! I just got a German Shepherd and named him Benno after a dog KIA that belonged to the U.S Army Rangers.

    2. @EBK Tyy I know it is an option for joining Ops groups. Rangers Seals Etc. The dogs are a big part of the special ops community.I am guessing you are from Chicago?

    3. Search on YouTube “Soliders in hiding”. It’s a doc about Soliders from Vietnam hiding in the woods with PTSD. One was Scott, a dog scout with 100+ kills. You might find it interesting 👍🏻

  5. It must be in the blood lines, because my German Shepherd would always look to me for commands, and that was at day one. I would walk him, and he’d always be looking up at me for instructions. What a good boy he was, he was so easy to train! I took him to dog school with other dogs, and he was not distracted at all. He knew all the words, sit, stay, heal, shake, down, and it was so natural for him.

  6. Thanks. With your tips I was able to train my dog… However, as a warning to others, they didn’t work on my wife. She just got angry at me. 🙁

    1. @jellytaps Ayee, ain’t that messed up when that’s how a lot of people of both genders think, jokingly ofc. XD Though I do think it’s sad that there are men and women out there who try and change a person that doesn’t need to have a change. (It would be different if their lover was into drugs/had severe trust or anger issues etc and they really wanted them to have a better life by helping them through it instead of leaving and making a greater issue)

  7. I’ve had my puppy 4 days now, he’s almost 11 weeks old. I’ve already got him to sit on command it can mostly be down to the dog themselves being smart enough I think

  8. My German Shepherd was so easy to train, he almost self trained himself. Its uncanny how they zero in on your body language. He was the best dog I’ve ever had and I had lots! I sure miss Ol’ Max!

    1. They are super smart , I have had my boy for almost a year now and I taught him how to play dead with fingers and a verbal bang in ONE DAY… he is the best

  9. Got my pup this morning, 8 weeks old yesterday and she already sits on command 7 times out of 10 and knows her crate means bed time! Shes my first gs and im just amazed at how brilliant and loyal they are even at such a young age!

  10. Teaching with fun is important ☆ Good job! I have a 5months old grey GSD and I did it the same way and it works. But we’re still in training

  11. I just got out of the Army and got my first black German shepherd named her rose. These dogs are extremely intelligent.

  12. I couldn’t imagine not training a dog until 6 months. By six months my dogs are pretty much completely obedience trained. They still have room to grow , but, I mean, they have a solid foundation by then.

  13. I wish I could send my 12 week old to you. He has so much potential but I’m struggling with him. I’m in Australia so I know that isn’t possible but you really an amazing trainer!

    1. Unleashed Potential K9 TV

      12 weeks, cute!! You don’t need to send a dog away, you can do it! We have video courses and live training via Zoom. With technology today we can be half a world away and still be there with you. 🙂 If you want an extraordinary life with your dog you can start your transformation today.

  14. My obedience class teacher had a beautiful German shepherd and it was perfectly trained, named Stepper. Fell in love with him, fifty years ago, and he still lives on in my memories. Wonderful breed, and very intelligent. ❤️

  15. I watched this video years ago when it first came out and thought “Wow! I could never do that!” Years later and I’m training dogs – pups and adults – how to engage with me with great success. Awesome video!

  16. Malaga Real Estate Consultant

    I’m on to my second GSD the last one past away 9 months ago at 9 years old of cancer. Max, the 10 week old “male” pup is a lot more demanding and diffidently head strong but he has now learnt to sit, stay, down, come etc. The potty at night around 3 am can be a bit of a bummer but that’s all expected. Looking forward to when I can take him out after his second lot of vaccinations.

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