Schipperkes make wonderful companions. They are intelligent, loyal and entertaining, but Schipperkes do require guidance from all of their family members to ensure their social manners are acceptable. Obedience training will show the dog what is expected of him, and will help the owner learn how to show the dog what he must do. As well, it will increase the bond between the Schip and his human/s. In addition, appropriate exercise and durable toys along with reinforcement of positive behaviour will ensure the puppy becomes the adult family member desired by all. A canine good citizen will easily be accepted by society at large.