Endowed with a strong intelligence, great learning ability, the German Shepherd is a very faithful dog to the owner and his family, reliable but of great temperament and vivacity, precious playmate. Among the many talents belonging to the German shepherd it should also be noted the great trainability, not common among the breeds of dogs. He can be as polite as a guard dog or a perfect friend and companion for the family, but it is important and essential that he receives proper training from a competent person (trainers recognized by the Enci), able to make the dog understand who is the boss and who is the subordinate, but always with extreme sensitivity. Being accustomed to respecting the hierarchy of the pack, must immediately understand who commands, maintaining respect, "esteem" and trust in the master. Given the size, it requires a lot of exercise and in fact loves to run in the open air: so take it out often to make it socialize with new environments, animals and play sports together.