How to make my 10 months old male German Shepherd more aggressive?

Elay: How to make my 10 months old German Shepherd male more aggressive ?

I have 10 months old German Shepherd dog, I got him since he was 2 months old.
When I walk with him and dogs bark he just got scared and go back, sometimes he cry.
He is not barking even if someone enter the gate of our house, he just stay at the back part of the house.

How can I make him more aggressive and brave ?
I just want my dog to protect my property, and not be afraid from other dogs.

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Answer by Midwest
Don’t! Do you know how many people would love to have him. He sounds perfect!

I’m trying get my dogs not to bar when people walk by our house!

All I can say is socialize – bring him around other dogs (slowly.. keep your distance and take baby steps) then he will get more confidence.

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  1. brooker81503 says

    I would have to see this all in action, including your reaction to how your dog cowers. Do you punish the dog when he does this? Or do start petting him saying it ok etc.? Either would be wrong and make it worse. Ignore the behavior and keep taking him in new places with a calm attitude.
    If this is what you have been doing then I would say you have a dog with poor nerve and you can't change that. Making a dog with poor nerve aggressive is likely to get someone bit that doesn't deserve it.
    Remember he is not yet mature, some times dogs act goofy at this stage. When he is about 15 – 24 months this should go away if he has steady nerves and has had good training. Have you contacted the breeeder about this?

  2. Immortale says

    I don't think aggressive is what you want. i think what you mean is to just have your dog not be scared of other dogs. You don't want your dog to be scared of anything, but aggressive usually implies your dog starting it and getting into fights, which you don't want either. that's how lawsuits come in to play.

    if you want, a good option would be going through specific training, like personal protection training, which imo is absolutely amazing. and also make sure your dog continues getting plenty of socialization, especially as he is still a puppy. this is extremely important!

  3. Poco says

    How old are you? You don't sound like a responsible person that should even own a dog. You need to treat an animal with love and respect. That's what you will receive back from your pet. There are professional trainers who can teach your dog how to protect you, your family, and your home. If you can't afford a trainer then just treat your dog like you would like to be treated. You and your pet will be much happier!!

  4. D says

    he is already brave and you don't want him to be aggressive dogs are shy when they are away from their territory there is a big mean german shepard that lives down the street from me when he got loose he was like a baby he didn't want to bark or bite at all I am assuming that you want him as a guard dog just keep on feeding him and giving him attention he is still young just don't hurt him and treat him like family and do NOT cut his tail it may be illegal where you live and that will make him aggressive in the wrong way if something happened he will protect if you treat him right

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