Hi, i have a German Shepherd 3 months old,he is a male,very friendly. As a single woman i need protection so i really need to know when shall i start his protection training?
I have a German Shepherd and as a single female living alone, I also felt the need to take her for protection training. I went to 2 sessions when she was about 1 year and stopped (she hated going there).
She is now 3 years old. And G-d help anyone who dares come near me on the street. She will kill to protect me, even without being trained to do so. German Shepherds are very loyal dogs and are instinctively protective of their owners. If you treat them well, they will be your best friend.
My GS would die for me just as I would for her. I should emphasize though that she is an indoor dog (although i have a big garden) and sleeps in my bed. The fact that we are so close has also made her very protective of me.
Even without training, I feel safe to walk her alone at nights, I know that she would protect me no matter what.