Hey guys and gals,
The wife and I currently have a 5 and change month old WLGSD and two cats, who all shed like crazy (or will soon with the pup). I'm training my pup in Schutzhund and it's going great, got a good trainer currently and a club when she's ready for that. But we want a second dog for a variety of reasons, and we settled on a Dutch Shepherd because this will be a sport dog as well and I wanted a more intense dog than my current pup and the shedding is bad enough as is. (My house looks like a Western movie when I haven't run the roomba in a couple days with tumbleweeds of hair LOL)
Anyone know anything about Vrijheid kennel? Vrijheid Dutch Shepherds - Home
I've read her website, watched her videos, and emailed with her and felt comfortable enough to get on the waiting list. Just looking to see if I missed anything in my research.
Part 2 of my question:
So the breeder above won't have anything till 2018 which would make my dog around a year old before we got a new puppy. Although not fully developed and matured, I feel comfortable that she'll be old enough to be fully bonded with us and my house won't be total mayhem (just mostly mayhem
But my question is what are some tools, tips, tricks, plans, or just personal stories that you could share with me for training two dogs for a sport? How did you ensure you spent enough time with the puppy without setting back your older dog? How did you manage tracking or exercise or etc etc etc
Final note, I'm not really interested in getting talked out of this. We're looking to try to start a family late 2018 so it'd be half a decade before I could bring a psychotic puppy into our home and I know training never stops but refining established training of adult dogs is not dealing with a puppy that can't be let out of your sight! This is the timing that works for us and I'll make it work, trust me.