|08-20-2014 01:36 PM|
|08-20-2014 11:35 AM|
|08-20-2014 11:06 AM|
|DobbyDad||Sorry,but if you don't know why she is showing the titles of the parents then you really should not be posting about breeders Lalachka.|
|08-20-2014 11:04 AM|
|08-20-2014 11:02 AM|
to me titles don't matter on their own, but I like for things to make sense and I want to know that I'm rewarding the right breeding practices.
|08-20-2014 10:42 AM|
whatever you decide upon pup , young or adult, or wherever you go make sure that the dog is confident and social -- and then keep them this way.
people looking for that "protection" dog for the homefront that are novice , tend to look for the dog that puts on the display - quick to bark , looks like protection but is defensive , uncertainty .
when they get the pup , they tend to nuture reactions thinking that they are praising strength , meanwhile reinforcing fear .
they will stimulate reactivity .
|08-20-2014 10:40 AM|
I'm not saying they're bad dogs. But if I were looking for a protection dog, I'd rather go to a breeder that works their stock and can be truthful about the weaknesses their dogs possess. I'm trying not to bash, or say negative things because I don't know the breeder, but from what I see, it's not worth going from Buffalo, NY to get a dog from this breeder.
|08-20-2014 10:27 AM|
Martemchik, you are right in that protection does take training. As for Janettes dogs, they are all worked and she has very good genetics. That does don't mean that they are automatically the best choice for the OP.
Here is an idea; Contact Birgit Hall with police dogs.us. She always has young adult dogs for sale, many of which are already titled; Protection dogs for sale
|08-20-2014 09:48 AM|
What is your idea of protection? Are you talking a GSD in your home just to deter people from doing anything, or actually training the dog to have a response in it's arsenal?
This breeder's dogs...aren't going to genetically attack anything that walks into your house. Most GSDs won't do that. It takes training. The fact that the breeder isn't involved in bite-sport, and doesn't have a history of producing actual working K9s, I'd say that the dogs they produce do not guarantee a good protection dog. I'd like to see if anyone that has their dogs is working them in IPO and if the dogs are coming along fine. Someone mentioned that she sells them as "green dogs." Not sure how that's possible as she doesn't work her own dogs, so not sure what the definition of a "green dog" is in that situation. Sounds like they just hold back a puppy and probably give it enough obedience to be a house dog.
Anytime someone makes the statement that their dogs will do protection, but yet they don't train any of them to do that, you have to question if the dogs will really protect. At the end of the day, there is no proof that they will.
What you need to decide first, is what protection means to you. The truth is...a puppy, won't be ready to provide you any "real" protection, until it's about 2 years old. So no matter how quickly you get one today...you're going to have 2 years of extensive training before the dog is trained and more importantly mature enough to actually react when a situation presents itself.
|08-20-2014 09:36 AM|
|Odatscoo||I have not decided on what breeder yet,|
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