German Shepherds are highly intelligent and you can communicate with them through body movements and verbal words.
You should never shout the words, but instead, say them with strength and leadership.
The names of military ranks themselves have also risen, with Major going up more than 650 places in the past three years.
Mostly absent from the trend are baby girls being given similarly scary, intimidating or tough names.
Other weapons are also finding favour as baby names.
Lance is an old-school choice, but has been increasingly joined by Mace, Blade, Saw and Dagger, whilst Sabre has been trending for girls.
But parents mostly focus their dreams of powerful, protective, non-sissy offspring on their sons.
Last but not least, final popular names look like a trip to the movies, with Rocky, Rambo, Clint (Eastwood) and Sylvester (Stallone) all on the rise.
You will want to only use the German word when training your dog in order to avoid confusion.
Dog owners should use these words in combination with hand signals when possible.
You don’t have to speak German fluently, but it is essential you understand and know the command properly so that you can teach your dog the proper reaction to your German verbal command.