Looking for Reputable Trainer for Assessment in DC/MD/NOVA - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By car2ner
  • 1 Post By Aly
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
Aly
Master Member
 
Aly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 756
Looking for Reputable Trainer for Assessment in DC/MD/NOVA

Not sure if this is the correct forum given what I'm looking for, so, Mods, please feel free to move it as appropriate. I'm seeking referrals for a perceptive, GSD experienced trainer who can come to my home, observe Rachel, and Rachel and me, and give me further insights (and any training tips) w/re her character and behavior. Because I got Rachel as a 4/5 month old, from the local shelter, I've no idea as to her background nor her early experiences. She's come a long way from her initial stranger/dog reactivity, but I'd like to understand and work with her better.

Let me quickly say that no problems have generated my post (e.g., she's not lunged at or tried to bite anyone). Recently, however, I've seen (or believe I've seen) possible indications that she may have more depth or grit (sorry, that's how I think about things like this) than I'd previously thought. If that's true, it's neither good nor bad IMO, it simply is. Either way, I'd like another pair of experienced "eyes on the ground" to tell me what s/he sees and if that perception maps onto mine.

So, two questions: First, is such an assessment possible to arrange? Second, can anyone recommend someone who could do this?

Thanks,

Aly

ETA: I estimate that Rachel's about 18 months, give or take, now.
Aly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 10:21 AM
Moderator
 
car2ner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,067
I'm not sure if Juergen can do house calls right now, but he's an excellent trainer. He's from Germany and is very familiar with GSDs as well as other working breeds.
https://www.dogsfirstchoice.com/

about.me/car2ner
Patton CGC BH
Chief fetch fanatic

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

car2ner is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 10:26 AM
Crowned Member
 
Jax08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NNE PA
Posts: 29,528
Yes. I think Karen would come to your house.
PUPS

Very experience with Shepherds, working breeds and trains in IPO.




Jax08 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
Aly
Master Member
 
Aly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 756
Thanks so much @car2ner and @Jax08, you guys are great and fast! I look them up and see if we can arrange something.



Aly
Aly is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
Aly
Master Member
 
Aly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 756
Sheesh! I WILL look them up!

I NEED more coffee....

Aly
Aly is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 03:44 PM
Moderator
 
car2ner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,067
You are in luck. There are a few really good trainers in the DMV. Juergen's 2nd language is English but he really knows dogs. But like most trainers, the real student is the handler
Jax08 likes this.

about.me/car2ner
Patton CGC BH
Chief fetch fanatic

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

car2ner is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
Aly
Master Member
 
Aly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 756
Quote:
Originally Posted by car2ner View Post
But like most trainers, the real student is the handler
Isn't that always the way?
car2ner likes this.

Last edited by Aly; 04-21-2018 at 08:20 PM.
Aly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome