I am constantly amazed at how smart German Shepherds are! Bodie is learning a new command, one I made up myself: “Come Help Me”.
Let me explain. Part One: I have a physical condition that is constantly getting worse and it makes walking painful. Occasionally, my knee completely gives way and I almost fall. Part Two: we recently started using a harness on Bodie, a Kong harness with a handle.
I noticed that when I took Bodie outside, holding onto his harness really helped me going up and down the steps to the backyard. I started saying “Help Me” as I went up and down the steps. Pretty soon, all I had to do was say “Bodie, come help me” and he will come up to my left side so I can hold onto his harness as I walk. Smart Boy!