What ,OP, are you're intentions for this dog?
First and foremost she is a family companion. We spend almost every other weekend spring through fall in the national forest camping and hiking. You never know who is going to just walk into your camp, and I wanted a visible deterrent.
I wanted a companion to keep our 7 yr old daughter company while we are out there as well. One that I could rely on to be another set of eyes and ears.
I had also considered doing IPO so that she would have a more formal education in protection and not just rely on whatever instincts she naturally has. After visiting the local IPO club I realized that I do not have the time to devote every sunday dawn to dark watching dogs train and waiting for my turn. So IPO will not work for me at this time. Which is a bit of a shame since she has such a rich family history of IPO. So maybe we will revisit in the future. I wouldnt mind putting at least a BH title on her.
So she is going to be a family companion. I am not having any trouble training her. She is super smart and reasonably biddable. She is not biddable like my border collie who passed in September. She is more independent and slightly aloof, but not in a bad way at all. I want her to think for herself if the situation arises and I believe she will do that. We are doing marker training and for now we are having fun shaping different behaviors. She will have solid basic obedience and know a ton of "tricks". We might take some agility and rally classes too.
So far she is house broken, crate and x-pen trained. She knows, sit, down, shake with either paw and wait. We play the 2 toy game and she has the start of a decent retrieve. We have shaped, place, spin, teeth/mouth inspect, lay flat on both sides, nail and paw inspect/clip, ear cleaning, sit pretty, say your prayers, stand on a box, pivoting on a box into heel position on either side. And probably a few I'm forgetting. I do need to work on leave it. But she is a puppy and we are just having fun.
My husband commented that she was a force of nature and he couldn't have imagined getting through the first few weeks with her. I have found her to be a fun pup. I have plenty of scratches and toothy marks on my arms to prove I am putting in the time which is what most dogs needs regardless of what they are going to do.
Mostly I was just curious what her bloodlines said about her potential as I had seen a few people like Wolfstraum/Lee and others comment on pedigrees and what might come.