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AKC German Shepherds Breeding - Boarding - Training
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I train with two Schutzhund / IGP clubs. Liberty Working Dog Club (USCA/GDSCA) in NY and Central Mass Working Dog Club (USCA) in MA. I work full time and spend time training my dogs in my spare time. 

Schutzhund Trained Dogs

Do Schutzhund-Trained Dogs make good home companions?

 (credit to United Schutzhund Clubs of America)

  • Since Schutzhund is the demonstration of the German Shepherd dog’s most desirable characteristics, dogs well trained in Schutzhund are usually excellent companions in the home. The German Shepherd Dog – like any other working dog that possesses mental stability -  has trust and confidence in itself allowing it to be at peace with its surroundings.
  • In addition to sound structural efficiencies for long, arduous work, the standard for the German Shepherd Dog calls for mental stability and a willingness to work. The dog should be approachable, quietly standing its ground, showing confidence and a willingness to meet overtures without itself necessarily making them. It should be generally calm, but eager and alert when the situation warrants. It should be fearless, but also good with children.
  • The German Shepherd Dog should not be timid or react nervously to unusual sounds or sights. A dog that is overly aggressive because of its overall fears of people and events can be extremely dangerous. The Schutzhund sport is designed to identify and eliminate such dogs from breeding stock. Because Schutzhund training gives the owner a great deal of control over the dog, the owner is able to let the dog have more fun. Not only is Schutzhund training itself enjoyable for the dog, but the Schutzhund trained dog knows how to please its owners, creating a stronger bond between dog and owners.