At what age do German shepherds pick their person?
German Shepherds attach to one owner more than other members of the same family but this won’t be determined straight away. Puppies will usually form their strongest bond with whoever they choose as their true master within the first 6 months.
At what age does a German Shepherd start guarding?
Adolescence in most dogs starts around 6 months of age and typically goes until around 2 years of age. If your dog is protective in any of the 3 ways mentioned above, you will start to see their puppy behavior change sometime between 6-12 months of age.
How much attention does a German Shepherd need?
Lack of exercise and stimulation can cause behavioural problems in any breed, but German Shepherds have a reputation for being especially highly strung so they need extra attention to make sure they’re kept active. Your German Shepherd will need a minimum of two hours of exercise every day.