I am getting a new GSD puppy in November and I am really very excited. This will not be my first GSD, but will be my first puppy in over two years, and I feel like things have changed quite a bit since then!
The new puppy will be my IPO prospect and I was told by my trainer that when I get the puppy, I should start imprinting. I've tried searching for this topic, but have not found much. What exactly is imprinting and what does it involve?
Just for fun - the puppies name will be Virago von der Bravo (Vera, for short), and her pedigree is listed below (I am not able to post links because I'm a new member, but their registered names are listed on the pedigree database):
Sire: Kurkey's Jimmy
Dam: Tatum vom Patiala