Nobody wants a stinky pet running amok in the house. Besides being unpleasant, it can cause issues for you if it’s a big dog like a German Shepherd who can’t help but accidentally touch things as he walks on by — or worse, if you haven’t taught your dog to not jump on you and […]
Why Is My German Shepherd So Picky About Where He Poops? (and How to Make Him Poop Faster)
Poop is a funny thing. When you add a picky to poop German Shepherd to the mix, it gets even funnier. Why? Because if you’ve been around the breed for as long as I have, there is one thing you know with certainty, and it’s that they tend to be the pickiest of poopers. It’s […]
How do I Make My German Shepherd Less Aggressive?
Nobody wants an aggressive dog. And, even less desirable, is an aggressive German Shepherd who can seriously hurt whatever he’s aggressive towards. These dogs are powerful animals with incredible bite pressure, speed, and agility, which are just a few of the reasons why they’re commonly used in police K9 units. We’ve personally been on both […]
How do I Bring My German Shepherd Puppy Home
This is an exciting time, and I’d like to personally congratulate you on your newest addition, or soon to be new addition. I’d also like to say that bringing a German Shepherd puppy home is a big undertaking that requires some planning. The goal with this blog post is to walk you through some what […]
Are German Shepherds Dangerous?
The German Shepherd, for better or worse, has earned a reputation. On one hand that reputation is exactly one of the reasons why they are one of the best guard dogs out there. On the other hand, they cause unnecessary fear in a lot of people you may have over your house because people think […]
How To Stop A German Shepherd Puppy From Biting
We are currently raising our second German Shepherd Puppy, which is the puppy pictured below. Her name is Mocha Latte Von Frappuccino, or just Mocha for short. It has admittedly been about 10 years since we’ve had a puppy as a family member and I’m being reminded of just how much those little teeth hurt. […]
Should I Get A German Shepherd Puppy? (And Reasons Not To)
According to the AKC website (linked to at the bottom) the German Shepherd Dog was the second most popular dog breed in the USA during 2019. The German Shepherd dog is also one of the most abandoned dogs because most people don’t understand how to take care of them and end up losing their minds […]
How To Get My German Shepherd To Lose Weight
There are numerous reasons why you might need your German Shepherd to lose weight. And, this is something that we’ve had to do in the past with a GSD who is sadly no longer with us, and something we’re getting ready to do again with our 10 year old Shepherd who is a tad over […]
Are German Shepherds Good Guard Dogs?
The Protective Pooch, the name of our little blog, exists only to discuss the German Shepherd Dog breed. And, we chose that name for a reason. These dogs are without a doubt, the best dog breed on the planet for certain tasks like being a guard dog and, at least to me, as the family […]
Do German Shepherds Drool?
We had a dog growing up, a bullmastiff, who would drool all over the place. It was kind of nasty and I remember that if you were going anywhere in a hurry after he was done drinking some water you’d end up on your butt because you couldn’t help but slip on it. Whenever he […]