German Shepherds Puppies Care

All dogs must be cared for daily. This means proper diet, exercise, grooming and veterinary attention. There are many excellent guides on all facets of dog care. It is recommended you have an authoritative reference source available for your German Shepherd. Do not self-diagnose! All dogs should be regularly examined by a veterinarian and inoculated against the major infectious canine diseases.

German Shepherds Puppies Grooming

The German Shepherd is a natural breed that does not require clipping or unusual grooming. Occasional baths are needed. They are double-coated, consisting of a coarse, water-resistant outer coat and a heavy, woolly undercoat. They are heavy shedders, especially in spring, that require regular combing.

Puppies of any kind require special care. Most professional groomers will book special appointments so they can be groomed and returned home quickly. There are a lot of grooming products that are not appropriate to use on puppies, so be sure to read all warning labels on products. A puppy coat is different than its adult coat, and for that reason, is groomed differently.

German Shepherds Puppies Training

Before purchasing a German Shepherd, go to dog shows or watch a training class to decide if you are interested in training and competition. If so, the breeder can assist in selection of the puppy that has the most promise in these areas. Even if you do not intend to compete, basic obedience training for German Shepherds is a must.