Right O, Jacks,
Yea thanks, spoke to Sparra, he is 2,200 kms away... he heh Won't see him tomorrow.. he heh As to "Rancher" I am actually a Founding Director of a medium sized Company, I only play poor Cowboy on my time off. heh he.. My little place is only 30 acres on a river, 18 paddocks and stables, horses and tame herd of all of 13 cattle... I have competed with the NRHA Reining horses for 10 years with my Daughters, not a Cowboy at all, and only half a Horseman.. heh he
On GSDs, I am hoping I have made all the mistakes, and can use the time before collection of my new Pup, to learn the best way to approach all of this..
I will not collect him until 10 weeks, but will visit. I am going to Yellowstone dead of winter to see the wolves in Jan 2013, by SnowCat and snowmobile as close as I can get to "Dances with Wolves". Because of that I will not pick him up until he is ten weeks, but the Breeder is happy to board him and work obedience with him on the basics twice a day on a Praise and reinforcement style.
Then I will bond with him, 24/7, even taking him to work everyday, until March when I again have to give him up for 5 weeks. The Breeders are nice people and are happy to work with him at a very reasonable rate of $150 week. They are the ones that invited me to their SchH IPO Club, which I will do...
I am asking in this Thread if SchH can go on to full body suit sort of PPD, sort of gathering experience of others before I get too involved. My Shepherds have never really gotten into anyone in 10 years, "Bluff had been enough"... But in my own training I know the sleeve could get a dog into serious trouble with a dirt bag carrying a knife. That is the ONLY downside I can see to the training. Would think the carry over to full suit bite training would be straightforward. But again, never done the training, hence the questions.
Thank you for the kind response....