My 11-year-old male German Shepherd acts like he is trying to protect me even if there is no problem. What can I do to correct this behavior?


Since there is no "cure" you can treat him and the problem will diminish but will not go away. When a visitor is present, tell him to lie down next to you. If he is not obedience trained it is not too late--yes, I noticed his age. You can also have visitors give him treats to counter condition him to accept people, look on them as "goody givers" instead of threats.

Updated on February 16, 2018

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How to Train a Dog for Personal Protection
By Dr Mark