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Are german shepherds good guard dogs


Are german shepherds good guard dogs?

Hello, I am asking if german shepherds are good guard dogs? I have researched extensively and it seems like they are good because they are alert, curious, they have a great bark, and they don't let anyone into the yard and they are very loyal. I have read that you don't want a german shepherd on guard duty for more than an hour at a time. Is that true?

No, they are guard dogs, but not good. They have some great qualities, especially to the point where we didn't have a problem with their barking, curiosity, or alertness. However, after our first experience with one, we realized that he would actually let people come into our house through the garage.

Our neighbor had a large, aggressive, black Lab, who was constantly barking and jumping up on us at the door. I told him we didn't want a dog in our yard, so he got rid of the dog.

A few weeks later, his neighbor got a female German Shepherd. That dog kept the yard locked up like a fortress. Our kids were allowed to play outside, but they had to have their stuff inside, where we could see them.

The dog also didn't want anybody on the property, and would chase any people who came by. The day after I posted the thread, the dog was running up on us from the other side of the fence.

My point is, if you have a german shepherd on guard duty and he lets anyone in, he's not a guard dog. You may want to keep the dog out of the house for awhile.

Thanks for answering.

P.S. I think the same goes for any kind of dog.

Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. This thread is almost 2 years old, and I did a lot of searches before coming back to you.

Thanks for posting. I'm glad that you figured it out without getting hurt.

Now you are making me worried about my dogs that have been with me for almost 7 years, as they are always trying to be the guard dogs. It's one thing to have your guard dogs try to protect you, it's another to have them protect YOU from them. And they get into everything.

I think I'll stick with just one. When I have a second, I might give the second one the run of the house. Or, if we have a visitor, I may keep the 1st one inside.

I've heard that even if they are friendly, the first thing they think is "If I let him in, the other dog will take over, so I have to stay close."

What do you think about it? I'd like to be able to play with my dogs outdoors without having to be worried about them turning into guard dogs.

We have had a German Shepard for 2 years. He is a full grown, fully intact male. A female also lives with us. We always had him outside. This was before we got the female. Our dog park is about 1.5 miles from us and at least once per day we will walk out there with them. They never try to be the guard dog. They usually follow us out, bark a little and run around a bit. We just leave them to follow us because they really don't know what to do with themselves.

I just feel better now that you have figured it out.

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I may not agree with your opinions but at least we can agree on one thing, we both love our pets!

Dogs are not the best of friends. They are all about survival of the fittest. They want to be the top dog, they want to be the alpha and will always be on top.

That's the problem. You want to be the alpha dog, you want to be the one they follow, it's your turn. The alpha dog rules the group not the other way around. When you have alpha dogs around other dogs and it's alpha and no one else, they will try to take it from you and it is not fr.

All dogs will fight if they feel they must defend themselves. All dogs have to defend their territory and themselves.

I am on top of this issue already and just wting to see how things will turn out. I don't think my dogs will ever be alpha dogs around other dogs. The alpha dogs at our dog park have no problem with it. They aren't the head of their pack. They aren't dominant dogs. They are just dogs that are good with all dogs and don't bother any. Alpha status is hard earned.

Dogs are not the best of friends. They are all about survival of the fittest. They want to be the top dog, they want to be the alpha and will always be on top.

That's the problem. You want to be the alpha dog, you want to be the one they follow, it's your turn. The alpha dog rules the group not the other way around. When you have alpha dogs around other dogs and it's alpha and no one else, they will try to take it from you and it is not fr.

All dogs will fight if they feel they must defend themselves. All dogs have to defend their territory and themselves.

I am on top of this issue already and just wting to see how things will turn out. I don't think my dogs will ever be alpha dogs around other dogs. The alpha dogs at our dog park have no problem with it. They aren't the head of their pack. They aren't dominant dogs. They are just dogs that are good with all dogs and don't bother any. Alpha status is hard earned.

Sorry, did not mean to sound mean. I love dogs and do try to treat them frly and as I would any of my people. And do not think there should be a law prohibiting dogs from playing and being friends with other dogs. But I do believe there should be laws that require that a dog has to get proper trning and not be around all types of dogs.

Dogs aren't friendly. And I'm so sorry. I do not blame you, you don't know what he or she does, not even if it is a "good dog" who never bothered you before.

I've had to leave the dog park, where dogs (and a whole lot of people) think they should be alpha dogs over other dogs. I have never left a dog park where I didn't feel like I have to defend myself. They don't understand that I have a lot to protect.

My dogs are very friendly and the people that have them like and respect them. It's really the other dogs. Most of them do not understand or care about the rules and they attack. I am lucky that I have had so few. One of them actually told me I can't leave and that I have to keep the dogs with me. She never used the word "dog". She used the term dog and I. They all had been trned to not play with any other dogs, so she couldn't understand that they don't want to fight or that their owners don't want them to fight. I am lucky. It was a bad experience for me and I have no idea where the poor dog will end up. There isn't anywhere in the area for it to be good. So, they have to either stay at a pound or they could end up just like that dog.

Sorry, did not mean to sound mean. I love dogs and do try to treat them frly and as I would any of my people. And do not think there should be a law prohibiting


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