Reading around is good...but really you need to go to your club. There are tons of ways to train dogs and almost all the methods have validity in certain situations with certain dogs. Different clubs are going to have different methods. Some clubs are heavy into the positive and the food, some prefer toys, some like a higher prey driven dog, some prefer Mals or other off breeds, etc and so forth. You might read all about Ivan's methods and get invested and think it's good...only to find that your club doesn't like the method and prefers something else.
Really it's even better if you don't have the dog yet. So you need to see what you think of how your local club trains, and see what they value in the dogs that are successful with their training. Alot of future success in training depends on matching training with dogs and having trainers invest in YOU and your dog. They don't do it automatically, most groups have seen way too many people come and go. I won't lie it helps to have a dog that people in your club like. Often people in the same club will go through the same breeders or similar lines. That's why you'll often see breeders ask about where you plan on training. While certainly not universal, I've heard of groups that will not give their best effort to dogs from breeders/people that they don't like.
Bianka vom Eisernen Loewen IPO3, CGC, TC 1-3-08
Cade vom Eisernen Loewen IPO1, CGC 3-25-09
D'Artagnan (Tag) vom Eisernen Loewen BH 2-2-10
G Aiko von Burkndeiros SchH 3, IPO3, FH, TC, KKL2 9-17-02 (Retired)
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