German Shepherd Female or Male Puppy

Silke B. from Mesa asked: What is the difference between male versus female? Zauberberg Team answered: One is very obvious……just look. Here are other true facts: The male likes to mark his territory and goes to the bathroom in increments. The female mainly squats once or twice and is finished. The female usually comes in heat every six months and will be bleeding for two weeks average. The myth is… continue reading

How to introduce my dog to the cat

Sylvia B. asked: How should I introduce my dog to the cat? Dear Silvia, As with all animal to animal introduction, it is most important to be absolutely safe. A good way is to put the cat in a wire crate where they can’t physically interact. The are “introduced”. Now you can observe how they act toward each other without taking a chance of chasing- and perhaps hurting each other.… continue reading

Is the German Shepherd the right breed for me

Peter S. from Phoenix Arizona asked: Is the German Shepherd the right breed for me? Hello Peter, The number choices of dog breeds can be overwhelming. Making the right choice all depends on what one wants or expects from his dog. The choice should be a consideration of looks and temperament in regards to the purpose of owning a certain breed. There are a lot descriptions of different breeds out… continue reading

How effective are Group Dog Training Classes

Michael R. asked: How effective are Group Dog Training Classes? Group dog training classes are the very most ineffective way of training a dog! If you really want to teach any behaviors the right way, private lessons is a necessity. The owner needs to have attention from his dog in order to communicate properly which behaviors are worth while doing- and which ones are not. That is how training starts!… continue reading

How to find a Dog Trainer

Petra M. asked: How do I know a dog trainer is good at training my dog?   What is a good dog trainer? It is a trainer that has the knowledge to share in theory and practice, making the dog owner understand the principals of learning and the application of those principals. It is suggested to test the knowledge in theorie during conversation. Do you understand what the trainer is… continue reading

German Shepherd Breeder System

Michelle S. asked: What does H’Litter mean? Zauberberg Team answers: If you have ever bought a German Shepherd puppy from a German breeder, you might have wondered how they name their puppies. The German registration system with the German Shepherd breed club in Germany (Verein fuer Deutche Schaeferhunde, SV) requires breeders to operate by the following rule for their breeding kennel: After a German breeder has applied and was granted… continue reading