Secondary sport would be a run between protection, which I'm leaning towards, and agility.
Scent work and tracking would be last on the list.
I have one older neutered GSD, he's 12 years old and a great ole guy, that I've trained to hand and vocal commands - just basics though like coming in the house on a wave, sitting etc. standard stuff. This pup I'd like to take further.
And a spayed 3 year old chihuahua who is flighty as all get out. I got her as a rescue a few months ago and have been working with her. She's a *lot* better than she was when we got her and will even now allow men near her and even pick her up! That's progress! Poor thing once thought every man in the world was going to murder her if they even glanced at her.
Though, she rules over the twelve year old shepherd who is big enough to swallow her whole lol
Given their ages, I'm leaning a little more to the male pup. Though your input would be greatly appreciated.
We have four kids, all of whom are used to GSDs and dogs in general. Youngest is 10 and oldest is 18 (ugh!).
Goodness I didn't think of the timing in that regard! Thank you for the heads up! We'd be driving out there for training and it's easily a two hour one way trip. On winter roads so I was hoping for spring/summer of 2016 training.
If we got a May/June puppy, is it okay to delay formal training until spring/summer or is it imperative to start them formally in winter? I want to do what's best for him/her.
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