Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Philadelphia Suburbs, PA
How to Start?
Hi there, my hubby and I have a 13 week old GS named Willa. I know some people involved in Schutzhund and love the bond they have with their dog, so it seems natural to pursue it with Willa as well.
I have been in contact with my local club, and am looking forward to viewing some training sessions. At the moment, Willa is enrolled in just a general puppy obedience class, more for the socialization, and is doing wonderfully with her clicker training.
I was just wondering, is there anything I can incorporate into her life, training, play, etc., at this point that would benefit her training later on? Any specific equipment, toys, etc., that are good to get from the beginning? Any specific steps beyond contacting my club to get involved?
I have asked some of my friends and have their opinions, but am always happy for more advice, so thanks!!
~~ Kait and Willa
Thor, 2 years, GSD x Pittbull
Willa, 5 months, GSD
Shadow, 4.5 years, Border Collie x Whippet (?)