LOL.. Cullen hates obedience... he's hard headed... but he does well in tracking 90% of the time ( the ants were a problem, and too tall grass is a problem as he wants to play with it and explore) and protection he fiends. At 8 months, he is obsessed with bitework, loves to win the sleeve, and we are just tweaking his timing on the jump... otherwise he's a champ!!!! He's even been using an older dog sleeve with a few of the hard pads taken out!
So.. I second, first, third... Schutzhund.. it keeps them active, keeps their minds active, make them feel accomplished as if they did somethign HUGE and the attitude is so great when they show you that they do it all for you!
~Kristi in Virginia Beach
Mommy to my 8 year old son... and
~ Cullen Vom Sandstranden, Purebred GSD, Black/Red Male : 12/16/09
~ Panzer Vom Sandstranden, Purebred GSD, Sable Female : 11/29/10
~ Gizmo , Amstaff, Brindle/White Female : 5/5/2000