I agree. A Schutzhund club will lead you in the right direction.
They usually have you start right away. "Sit" was the first thing my pup learned. Then "fuss", "platz", "hier", etc. The club I was involved with used Shaping. They will also get your pup started with bite work and tracking.
Varick vom Haus Jeffery
Dark Sable, intact male
DDR/West German Show Lines