Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Number of protection dogs
heh....so it seems!
can you transition back? from PSD to SchH? i guess so, if you train the dog right, you could work them back and forth, you'd just have to be careful that they'd repositioned (so to speak)?
i definitely see SchH as being a really amazing bonding thing to do with your dog, and a very cool part of GSD heritage. for me, i'm way too new of a handler, luc is most definitely not an appropriate dog for it (too soon to say about teagan), and it would seem that some of the SchH trainers around here are kinda big jerks to dogs (re my other thread). besides, to be totally selfish about it - i have for next summer a very specific running goal that will take a lot of training. i had decided after two months of having luc to give it up and focus on him, but luckily, after tearing a couple of ligaments in my ankle, my distances dropped down to where luc was able to train w/me, so he'll build up w/me and i can do the training and have luc with me. i'm putting in separate runs for teagan. during that timeline, i want to focus on basic and then advanced obed. with them, and i think that's realistic and won't be too boring....at least i'm hoping to have my cake and eat it too! if it doesn't work, the dogs come first, but i'm going to give it a try (though the thought of teagan w/more muscle blows my mind).
Luc 10.5 yo GSD
Neb, husky/terrier/lab? X, DOB 18.4.2008
Cats Mitch RIP; Lear; Esme (refugee)
Nikolai & Eco the bunny couple extraordinaire