We initially got our GSD as a pet 4 years ago. We knew nothing about dog sports at the time. We exercised her morning and night, played fetch with her, but we just felt like she was still bored (she never destroyed anything, but she would move stuff around in the house when we were gone). We read up on the internet and realized that she probably had too much energy to be just a pet (she is from a working line)
We did our research, went to a protection sport seminar, and went through some private obedience training. We initially did not want to pursuit protection sports (we somehow thought it would be too stressful for her
, we wanted her to be a happy pet, in hindsight, we were so glad we gave it a try anyway). We wanted to get her into agility. We contacted a local agility trainer for some private classes, once she found out that we had a GSD, she was not very interested
. We did some more research and found a protection sports club nearby. They did an evaluation on her and said that she had the drives for it. So we joined the club 2.5 years ago.
We now train for ringsport, GSD loves it, hubby and I are addicted to it. It really helps us to be better handlers. Our GSD gets very excited every time she knows we are off to training. We are so glad we found a wonderful club that introduced us to the world of protection sports