Podcast: Dog Training, Nutrition 2 (#2)


Show Notes on Episode 2

Fundamentals of Dog Training

Understanding Dog Training: http://www.happydogtraining.info/general-information/understanding-dog-training

Nutrition (Kyla)
Part two of Kyla's supplement review. All discussed supplements can be found here: http://www.happydogtraining.info/health/

Fun Breed Facts on German Shepherds (Kyla)

  • Out of 100 popular dog breeds, studies have shown that German Shepherds are the 3rd most intelligent.
  • They are hugely popular. In fact, the 2nd most popular in the USA behind only the labrador!
  • A German Shepherd’s bite has 238 pounds of force — a human’s bite has just 86!
  • They are incredibly smart and learn simple tasks after only five repetitions. They obey the first given command 95% of the time.
  • When formal guide dog training began in Switzerland in the 1920s, all of the dogs trained were German Shepherds.
  • The breed was standardised in Germany in the mid-1800s, where they were working as sheep-herders and protecting them from predators.
  • The average life expectancy of a German Shepherd is 10.95 years.
  • Some amazing German Shepherds have very unusual colouring. They are known as “Panda Shepherds!
  • They are also commonly known as ‘Alsations’. This is because the ‘German’ element was dropped in Europe after World War 1 due to the poor perception of the country at the time.
  • ‘Strongheart’ is one of only two German Shepherd dogs to grace the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a star. Strongheart was something of a celebrity, appearing in a variety of black-and-white films in the 1920’s.
  • A German Shepherd named Capitan ran away from home after the death of his parent, Argentinian Miguel Guzman, in 2006. A week later, Mr Guzman’s family went to pay their respects and found the heartbroken pet sitting by his father’s grave, wailing. He has stayed there for 6 years.
  • They have a double coat. The outer coat sheds all year around.
  • This German Shepherd video reveals some more crazy facts about these amazing creatures! https://youtu.be/4uWVDE5CkLw

Source: 13 Astonishing Facts About German Shepherds

Ralf's German Shepherd Rescue Sylvester's Haven: SylvestersHaven.org
Kyla's Pitbull Rescue Beauty and the Bully: BeautyAndTheBully.org

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