german shepherd puppy

German Shepherds must have regular opportunities to vent their energy and do interesting things. Otherwise they will become rambunctious and bored — which they usually express by destructive chewing. Bored German Shepherds can make a shambles of your house and yard. Most German Shepherds have protective instincts toward strangers. They need extensive exposure to friendly people so they learn to recognize the normal behaviors of those they trust. Then they can recognize the difference when someone acts abnormally. Without careful socialization, they may be suspicious of everyone, which could lead to biting. Some German Shepherds go in the opposite direction — without enough socialization, they become fearful of strangers, which can lead to defensive biting.