|11-21-2012 02:30 PM|
My pup is a velcro dog and I had the same concerns. The Schutzhund people I know said it's better!
You don't want a dog who has severe separation anxiety, but a dog that wants to be with you is good!
|11-20-2012 10:24 PM|
Those are not too expensive while others have TDs ( Training directors), helpers and more advanced people coming in to help.
Some clubs have a yearly fee while others have session/lesson fees. Some have both.
OB ( Obedience) is key anyway. IMO, every dog should do that, whether its through a club or an AKC class, etc.
As for the sport of SchH, it depends on the age of your dog, what your dog's needs are, is capable of, how far you want to go, etc.
All of those things are going to determine your cost factor(s).
|11-20-2012 08:23 PM|
I'd say my guy is a velcro dog as well, but he's perfectly fine being left in his crate overnight. He didn't like it much at first though, but I make sure to give him a couple of treats while he's in there and leaving his toys in there as well.
As for Shutzhund, i was kinda wondering the same thing, so thanks for asking. I'm thinking of getting my guy involved soon as well. On a related note, do you know how much it costs to join a club/have lessons for SchH?
|11-20-2012 12:49 PM|
|Wild Wolf||I have a super velcro dog, but he settles fine left alone for 8+ hours a day... no anxiety, sleep and plays with his toys, chews bones, etc. He will do anything for me, though - I personally believe that makes an impact in obedience and protection. He would rather work with me than anything else on planet earth.|
|11-20-2012 12:29 PM|
I'd agree it's not a worry...unless the dog develops anxiety when you're not there.
If this happens you're going to want to be doubly sure he can be safely crated.
If it was my dog, I'd crate when periodically to make sure everything's good when he's crated.
|11-20-2012 11:18 AM|
|11-20-2012 11:05 AM|
|FirstTimeGSD||Great feedback, I appreciate hearing from ya'll.|
|11-20-2012 09:46 AM|
I hear you with the Velcro dog! Sounds pretty common with GSD’s J
Now that we are seriously getting into training with Jake, this seems to be working in our favor that he’s clingy. I’m certainly no expert, but I think it makes for a better bond with your dog.
|11-20-2012 09:02 AM|
I have to agree with Elaine and Llombardo. It is not something you should worry about. I have 2 that are like this and are fine.
IMO, this is a bond that some owners never achieve with their dogs.
With that bond comes trust and unconditional loyalty.
That's one thing I love about this breed. With that bond, although it may seem annoying at times, your dog will do anything to please you.
I find them easier to train and work as well...JMO.
|11-20-2012 08:14 AM|
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