While many people love dogs, they may not share quite the same feelings about German Shepherds. Because they have been used as guard dogs and by police to help to find and catch criminals, people often associate them with power and authority, and some find them threatening and intimidating.
However, German Shepherds are intelligent and loyal dogs who can be both gentle and vicious. They are faithful companions and can turn fierce when defending their territory or their humans. Considering its qualities, what can it mean to dream about a German Shepherd?
Read on to find out what your dream can mean.
General German Shepherd Dream Interpretations
Dreams often fade quickly after we wake up and face the day. Sometimes, we cannot recall any details, just the main content. While remembering the details can help you pinpoint the dream’s message to you more accurately, you can still interpret the dream if you cannot recall any details.
Below, you will find general interpretations of dreams about German Shepherds. Because dreams are an expression of our subconscious minds working out the day’s events, our feelings, and thoughts, read the interpretations with this in mind.
Also, keep in mind how you feel about the dogs in real life and your dream. If your feelings are positive, the meaning is more likely to be positive, too.
1. Trust Your Instincts
German Shepherds have very strong instincts. Therefore, a dream encounter with one can be a sign that you need to trust your instincts more. Perhaps you often waver between options. Your gut tells you one thing, and your mind tells you the opposite. Learn to trust your instinct over your brain and it will lead you in the right direction in life.
Because this dog breed is known for its use for protection, your dream can be symbolic of your protective instincts. You feel protective of yourself and those you love. This dream suggests you are prepared to go to great lengths to protect yourself and your loved ones‘ safety and happiness.
3. Problems Ahead
German Shepherds have amazing sensory abilities. Unfortunately, this means the dream can be an omen of problems ahead of you. While your conscious mind might not be aware of these problems yet, your subconscious mind has sensed them and wants you to be prepared.
4. Let Go of Negative Feelings
A dream about this breed of dog can be a sign that you are harboring negative feelings. You need to free yourself of negative emotions. These feelings hurt you the most. When you let go, you will see things in your life more objectively rather than colored by your emotions.
5. You Are Unique
Your dream may be warning you about trying to fit into the idea others have about you. You might have adapted your behavior, even your dreams, to fit the mold others have created for you. The dream is a message to find the courage to be your true self as otherwise, you will struggle to find true happiness.
6. Take Back Control
This interpretation is linked to the one above. As you find the courage to be your authentic self, you will also find the courage to take back control over your life. You will find you don’t need the reassurance from others to feel good about yourself and become less and less swayed by their opinions.
7. Maximize Your Potential
As you take control of your own decisions and become who you are meant to be, you can maximize your potential. You open yourself up to new ideas and opportunities and stepping outside your comfort zone will become a positive challenge rather than something to be afraid of.
8. Stay Humble And Grateful
The dream is also a reminder to stay humble and grateful as you step into your power and find more success. This should not lead you to think that you are better than others or that you never need help. You have the right to be proud of your achievements, but do so in a humble manner and remember to express gratitude for all your blessings.
9. Have Faith
Dog dreams, such as ones with German Shepherds, can remind us to keep the faith. Sometimes, when things are not going our way, it is easy to lose faith. During those times, you need to remember that the universe has a plan for you and wants the best for you. So have faith that it has something even better in store for you.
10. Support Others
This dream reminds you to show compassion to those less fortunate. Do good deeds to help and support others and do it without expecting anything back. When you help others out of pure goodwill, the universe will reward you.
Specific Dream Scenarios
Remembering details about your dream can help you understand the dream better. Below, you will find common dream scenarios about German Shepherds.
1. You Are Attacked by A German Shepherd
This is a warning dream about disharmony in your life and it is asking you to be extra vigilant. Not everyone in your circle of friends or among your colleagues is as trustworthy as you thought. They may be after something you have or the same thing as you, such as your partner or a promotion.
Aggressive dogs in your dream can also be a sign that your reputation is under attack. You may get blamed for something you didn’t do or people are spreading rumors about you for their gain.
2. You Are Training a German Shepherd
This dream is a sign that you are always ready to learn new things and to adapt your ways. This is a great personality trait as it will help you face challenges in your life. It also shows your readiness to seek advice and suggestions.
This dream can also mean that you can be easily influenced, especially by people in a position of authority. It is a reminder that as good as it is to listen to advice, in the end, we need to trust our instincts the most.
3. The German Shepherd is Pulling You
This dream can be a sign that you feel pulled in a direction you don’t want to go. This is causing you a lot of anxiety and may mean you sacrificing your integrity. Have the courage to say no and do what you know in your heart is right.
4. The German Shepherd is Chasing You
A dream where you are chased by a German Shepherd can symbolize your desire to be less inhibited and to escape your limitations. This dream is a good omen as it means you are ready to move forward. Positive affirmations can help you build your self-confidence and release your limitations.
5. Getting Bitten in Your Dream
This dream scenario represents your fears of what is coming and your reluctance to face changes. A dog bite dream is a sign that you need to let go of your fears about the future. Trust that everything will unfold with the best possible outcome for you.
6. German Shepherd Puppies
A dream of a puppy can symbolize your commitment to your goals. Puppies can become many things, for example, companions, guard dogs, or rescue dogs. Therefore, this dream is a sign that you can become anything you want and achieve success and prosperity.
A litter of newborn puppies in your dream can be a sign of your vulnerabilities and need for protection.
7. Dead German Shepherd
If you dream about a dead dog, it can be a sign that something is threatening your safety, freedom, or health. Identify the threat and then take action to rectify the situation.
8. Different Color German Shepherds
A dream about a black German shepherd dog can mean that you wish to have control over others. The color black is also associated with death and mourning, so for others, the dream can symbolize you still grieving over a loss.
A white dog in a dream relates to your need to become more self-aware and discover your authentic self. A white German shepherd can also be symbolic of unattainable perfection. Remember, everyone has imperfections and we need to love those imperfections as part of ourselves.
A brown dog in your dream is associated with your relationship. It can be a sign of forming new friendships or you feeling out of control in a current relationship.
9. Dog Ownership
If you used to have a German shepherd as a pet dog, this dream represents your longing for something you used to have. It could be a person, an object, or even a time when you felt really happy.
If you would like to own a German shepherd but can’t because of your life circumstances, the dream is symbolic of something you want but cannot have. Remember that not everything is good for us and sometimes is good to not get everything we want.
When we pay attention to our dreams, they can guide us in the right direction. The meaning of the dream can hold an important clue to what you should do in your waking life.
Hopefully, you now have a good understanding of your dream about a German shepherd and what to do next. If you would like to ask us anything about the topic, write your question in the comments box.