Ok, one question, though.... Why does it suggest getting a prong collar right off the bat for a puppy? I figure SchH or no, a dog is a dog is a dog and if you set your groundwork right, you wouldn't "need" one to control your dog. Here's exactly what it says:
Schutzhund-Training.com - Puppy Tips
6. Get a prong/pinch collar
Contrary to first thoughts, this is not a medieval torture device but a useful method of controlling a big strong dog, which your puppy will grow up to be. Get an experienced person to show you the correct way to use it. I generally use a prong collar as soon as the puppy is strong enough to pull me around (generally, around 6 months old).
I have no problem with people using prongs, they're safer than chokes for a dog, but I just don't understand NEEDING one.