If you have children and want to get a dog for them, a German Shepherd puppy is a great choice. Below is information about this breed so you can decide if this would be a good dog for your children, as well as for you. 


German Shepherds are protective dogs, and they will protect your children. While outside playing the dog will stay by their side and alert you if there is a problem. If a child were to go near a street, the dog would drag them back safely. This breed will not only protect your children but will be protective over their entire family. They will alert you if they sense danger while inside your home by barking and would even wake you up if they feel something is going to happen. You will often see police departments use German Shepherds as police dogs because of their protectiveness.

You do need to make sure you socialize your dog, however. Take your puppy with you everywhere you can so it can be around other people and animals. Starting this at a young age is beneficial. Family members and friends that visit you would then not have to worry about your dog. 


German Shepherds are intelligent dogs. Because of this, take them to a trainer when they become old enough. Getting training at a young age will make things much easier for you. For example, your dog will be taught not to jump on people. The trainer will also teach your dog how to walk properly on a leash. This means they will not pull on the leash and will walk next to you or your children. 

Training also involves teaching your dog basic commands, such as stay, sit, keep it, leave it, and more. Getting training also gives your dog some exercise so they will act better while inside your home. You can choose group training classes so your dog can be around other animals and people for more socializing. 


German Shepherds are active dogs so if your family is not active this would not be a good choice. If your dog does not get enough exercise, it will be too hyper and cause problems inside your home. Take your dog on long walks every day and jog with them if you are able. If you have a dog park in your area this is a good way for them to get exercise. 

Purchase some toys to play with your dog outside, such as a ball. Throw the ball and let them retrieve it and bring it back to you.  You could also purchase a frisbee to use in the same way. Your dog will let you know when it is getting tired.  

Talk with a breeder or visit a rescue to get German Shepherd puppies for sale