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 […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
Why German Shepherds Are The Best Dogs
It should be no secret to you that I love the German Shepherd breed of dog. They’re my favorite for multiple reasons, which we’re going to go over in just a few moments. But first … I want to state that I’m a dog person first and foremost and I tend to love all dogs. […]
How Do I Rescue A German Shepherd?
Adopting an animal that needs a home is a noble thing to do. To understand the simple fact that there are so many homeless dogs, cats, and other pet-worthy animals out there and want to help out is a great thing. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start and how to find the […]