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How to Introduce a New German Shepherd to Your Dog Family

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Interested in buying a German Shepherd guard dog for your home, but not sure if it will work with your existing pets? Don’t worry; most people who welcome a new pup into their home have a positive, pleasant experience. It’s all in how you do the introductions.

Bringing Your New German Shepherd Pup Home

Introducing a new dog is an exciting experience for a family. Along with excitement, there is also usually a bit of anxiety. This is very normal, and part of the adjustment process and both your new dog and your family get used to having another dog in your home.

First impressions matter, so you want to make the experience as positive as possible. To help make the transition as smooth as possible, Scott’s Police K9 brings each trained guard dog home with us. This helps the dogs get used to being in our home with our families and our other pets.

Introduction of New German Shepherd Dog

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Introductions Away from Home

Introductions should initially be done away from the home.

This will keep your pets from defending their territory. It will also seem like a playdate, which is a fun experience for most dogs.

The first meeting should be done slowly. Let the dogs see each other through a fence or barrier. If there isn’t any aggression, allow one of the dogs to enter the area to mingle with the other.

Allow the dogs to sniff one another. If any aggression occurs, correct it with a loud sound. A bottle with pennies can get their attention and stop undesirable behaviors.

You will know the dogs are comfortable with one another when they are calm together.

Bring Them Home Together

It’s best that the dogs come home together rather than bringing the new dog directly into the home with the resident pet already present.

To do this: Have your new dog get into the car with your existing pet already in the vehicle. They will transition better into the home environment when they get to go into the home together (rather than having the new dog enter into the other’s territory).

Allow Existing Pets into the Home After You

You should be the first one to enter the home. Then, bring in your existing pets, and finally the new dog. This welcomes the new dog into the pack. You are the leader of the pack, which is why you enter the home first.

By letting your resident pet come in after you, the new one has the opportunity to welcome your new German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois.

Be the Leader

As your new family protection dog adjusts to life in your home, you will need to be the leader of the pack. Stay calm and authoritative.

Our family guard dogs are socialized to easily blend in with any family environment and to start working right away. Clients are always pleasantly surprised to see how affectionate our trained dogs are!

Buying a German Shepherd Protection Dog

Now you know how easy and possible it is to bring a new pup into your home. At Scott’s Police K9, we have many Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd protection dogs for sale in California.

Simply call us to discuss details about your personal guard dog needs. We would love to match you up with your ideal friend and protector.

Belgian Malinois Protection Dog in Training

Top 10 Reasons Why We Train German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois

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People ask us all the time if we train other dog breeds for protection services. We know that the Doberman Pinscher, Cane Corso, and Mastiff are all suitably trained guard dogs, but our passion lies in German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois training.

There are many reasons why we prefer these two breeds, but here are the top 10.

Trained Family Protection Dogs

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#1: Intelligence

The German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois are highly intelligent. Through our nearly two decades of experience, we believe they are considerably smarter than most other breeds.

#2: Experience

We have the most experience with Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd protection dogs. These breeds are elite because they are most often utilized for police, military, government, and personal protection work. As a result, we started with these breeds many years ago and we still prefer them today.

#3: Trainability

Simply put, our dogs want to learn. They are so eager to be trained that they usually want to continue working long after we’ve called it a day. It is truly a joy to train them.

#4: Best Breeder

After much research and experience, we have identified the best breeders in Europe for our German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. We only accept puppies and dogs that are full-blooded and have the best genetic makeup.

#5:  Loyalty

These breeds are highly loyal to their owners, and we want to provide that exceptional level of dedication to our clients. While many dog breeds are loyal, there’s something about the German Shepherd and Malinois that takes this quality to the next level. They want to work alongside their owner to offer world-class protection in any situation. They also want to serve as a companion and best friend.

#6: Affectionate

Even though these breeds will guard their owner(s) with necessary aggression, they will also seek and accept affection often. They need to feel loved on a daily basis. We believe these two breeds are so affectionate because they have a truly deep love for their owners.

#7: Kid-Friendly

Kids love the fluffy fur and big stature of these dogs, and they also love being doted on. Families with one of our dogs often talk about how sweet it is to see their children have a best friend to hug, kiss, and play with.

#8: Aggressive Appearance

We love these dogs because they do look fierce. This is important, especially if the dog is working in law enforcement or as a guard dog. Their appearance alone is often enough to keep the “bad guys” away.

#9: Long Life

Most owners can expect at least a decade of fun, protection, and love from these dogs. While we never want to think of our furry friend leaving us, we’re glad to report that these breeds have long lives.

#10: People Love Them

We couldn’t finish this list without mentioning how happy our customers are with the dogs they’ve purchased. We always have customers contact us afterwards letting us know how special their dog is, and how appreciative they are to have found a reputable, experienced trainer.

Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd Trained Guard Dogs for Sale

If you want to buy a fully trained protection dog, contact Scott’s Police K9 for more information. We would be happy to help you see our available dogs for sale, and to find the best one that meets your specific needs.