Getting a new German Shepherd puppy is an exciting adventure for any new puppy owner. When bringing a new puppy into your home, you’re welcoming a new family member into your lives. German Shepherds make wonderful companions and can easily blend into your family environment. As we all know, when bringing a new puppy into the home, many questions and steps can be taken to make it as easy as possible. Canine Extreme has had 25+ years working with these fantastic dogs, and in this article, you can find some of the most common questions we receive when welcoming a new puppy into the home.
German Shepherds are marvelous dogs who boast many features that appeal to our eyes. One of their main features are the colors and coat varieties that they can have. In this article, you will find a brief breakdown of some of the colors and coats of a German Shepherd.
Nothing says summer like sand between the paws, ice water by the pool, and walks in the sunshine. Summer is a time full of fun, adventures, and outdoor activities. While we all know how “cool” our dogs like to look over summer, like Kongo does while rocking his summer shades by the pool, it’s essential to remember to keep our dogs “cool” from the heat as well. Rest assured, while overheating and heatstroke are severe, with a bit of education and awareness of ways to keep cool, you and your pet can continue to enjoy all the fun activities that summer has to offer.
With the recent opening of the World Equestrian Center (WEC), we’re happy to announce that we had the privilege of performing a live demonstration in their grand outdoor arena. The team at WEC have done an outstanding job at creating a top of the line facility for the abundant horse disciplines and catered their facility to other events such as conventions, shows, and canine events. We would like to give a special thanks to our team at Canine Extreme and the WEC Team for helping with the success of the Canine Extreme demonstration. We can’t wait to be back at WEC and look forward to visiting, performing, and hosting future events there!
When it comes to welcoming a new dog into the home, one of the most common questions that we get is, “What toys should I get them?”. The type of toy that you select can depend on the dog and what you’re looking to accomplish with the toy. If you’re looking to give your pup something to entertain them while you’re winding down for the day, then a chew would be a great option. There are many different types of chews, and they can be used in a variety of manners. These items have the versatility to entertain a dog or a new puppy, help the teething processes, dental hygiene, and can even act as a nightly reward. A few products that Canine Extreme like to use are the Whimzees and Yak Chews.
Welcoming home a new German Shepherd can bring in many new questions. One of these questions is, “what type of collar and leash should I get my new German Shepherd”? While the “right leash and collar” are based on your preferences, Canine Extreme does have a few recommendations. There are many variations to the leash and collar, such as material, length, and width, and some can outperform others. Rest assured, in this article; we’ll go over a few options and guidelines to use when selecting a new collar and leash for your German Shepherd. We want you and your new German Shepherd to not only be comfortable, but stylish as well!
Having a new German shepherd in the home can be a fun and thrilling experience. However, when welcoming a new German Shepherd into the house, many questions come into play. One of the main questions is in regards to training your dog and where to begin. Whether its food, praise, toy, or all three, it’s essential to secure a reward that fits your training style and your dog enjoy. One of the methods that Canine Extreme likes to use when training is rewarding with a toy.
Working and training with your dog is a fun and exhilarating experience for both the dog and the trainer. The use of positive reinforcement for training is the go-to method for Canine Extreme. When training with positive reinforcement, it’s essential to know what “drives” are and how you can utilize them to aid in your dog’s training. The term “drive” can be generalized as an instinct that coaxes the dog into performing a specific behavior. A great example of this would be the use of a ball on a rope to gain the attention and excitement of a puppy. With an accurate understanding of a few critical drives, we can employ them to make positive reinforcement training a fun, practical, exciting, and overall enjoyable experience for both the dog and trainer.
While researching and looking into a German Shepherd pedigree, you will see that titles and abbreviations are often used. When it comes to understanding the pedigree of the dog and their parent’s pedigree, it’s important to know what these titles and abbreviations stand for. There are countless ones out there. However, there are a few that show up more often than others. Below you can find a list of some of the more common titles and abbreviations that will be connected to your German Shepherd and their parents.
When it comes to owning a German shepherd dog, one factor that we all know is that they have thick beautiful coats. With this thick coat comes some upkeep that needs to be done on our end as owners. A common question that we at Canine Extreme get is; what combs and brushes do I use? While this can be based on preference, there are a few standard brushes that will benefit your furry friend. In this article, you will find a brief breakdown of some of the grooming needs that your German Shepherd dog has.