German Shepherd behavior problems, nipping, barking,
by Betty Jackson
I have a 19 month old male German Shepherd named Max. I still have trouble with him wanting to nip me to get me to do what he wants to do, such as go outside or play.
It's very hard to relax with him in the house. Outside he is an annoying barker and will not listen to me at all when I try to correct him.
I exercise him with walks and play time in the backyard pretty much every day. If I don't he is miserable to spend time with. He gets into things in the house, chews and digs at the floor.
My first shepherd was so different. I am so unprepared for this. We have been to a couple of obedience courses already. He has gotten his Good Canine Citizenship award.
What can I do to help him and myself have a better relationship. Is it too late for us?