Typically, it takes between two to three months for German Shepherd puppies to bond with, and become accustomed to their owner’s presence. This duration, however, isn’t set in stone and can be considerably shorter by carrying out specific actions designed to build trust in your pooch.
German Shepherds are generally happy dogs that are known to create extremely tight bonds with their family members. And if you plan on getting a German Shepherd puppy, you should be prepared to devote a considerable amount of time and attention to the upbringing of this pooch.
How Can You Bond With A German Shepherd Puppy?
Some of the ways by which you can create a strong bond with a German Shepherd puppy, and subsequently develop a lifelong friend for yourself include:
Playing With The Puppy
There is, arguably, no better way to create a strong bond with a German Shepherd puppy, than by regularly taking time out to play with the puppy.
German Shepherd dogs are quite playful by nature, and by engaging with your puppy in play activities that it enjoys, you can rapidly speed up the bonding process.
German Shepherd dogs will do anything to please their owners. And by engaging your puppy in physical and mental development tasks, you are not only developing the pooch into a disciplined and dependable member of your family, but you are also creating strong feelings of trust and loyalty in the pooch.
The examples of dog tasks can include:
- Picking up toys after play, and placing them into a box.
- Fetching the newspapers from your front yard to your living room.
- Closing doors that have been left open.