Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lake Tahoe Area
Start with good breeding. The parents will tell you a lot about the genetic temperament. Then reasonably socialize. Go find the thread on Rethinking Early Socialization. Some great information there. Get into classes and hook up with a trainer that hopefully has some GSD or similar experience. Don't act anxious around the dog. Positive reinforcement works great with these smart breeds. Be flexible and have a sense of humor.
Dutch Shepherd - Ptygo (Tee-Go) de las Flores
Rescue GSD - Freyja (Husband's Dog)