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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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First time dog trainer.

Hi every one. Ive been looking for dogs for a little while now. I currently have a dog (GSD ofcourse) of 2 years and 5 months but she doesn't have the required personallity for PPD or Schutzhund or anything along these lines she's not good for this. So i'm thinking about getting a puppy soon from a working line who's pups are bred specifically for working im willing to pay $2,500 for the pup maybe a little more, but thats besides the point i know how to do the main trainning part of the dog. My Skye obedience is rock solid and im proud. I will be getting my next pup like this aswell over time. But im a begginer for this, I really want a level 3 PPD dog and ive done some research ive decided i want to raise either a pup or a trained juvenile dog for this. I will only be buying from a breeder who's dogs CAN do this and i will pick the pup, but anyways i live in Canada ,Ontario and i can't find any good breeders or trainers for PPD dogs yes. But not what im looking for.. I would like some advice on what i should do. Im willing to spend endless hours with the dog, Im currently trying to get a masters degree in dog trainning so i hope this to be a future career, But anyways what should i do? I am extremely athletic, I spend around 2-3 hours of walking alone and 60 mins or more at the dog park ( On a regular basis) plus trainning and other things, Im looking for a PPD simple because i currently live with no one and i want a companion who i feel could protect me if i ever needed it. Plus i admit ive watched video's of it and it is entirely cool. Thanks.
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I have no suggestions myself, but thought these recent threads (links) will have some. Welcome to the forum!

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...io-canada.html

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ht-choice.html

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...d-ontario.html
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 07:31 PM
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HI!
I really can't help you as far as finding a breeder or trainer...as I am not in your area.

However, I would suggest you read all of the threads under this section:


Personal Protection Dogs - German Shepherd Dog Forums

There may be more information of value to you in some of the individual posts.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think on (K9-1.com) ive been watching some of there video's and they look promising.. I'm not sure how that would work i would have to contact them about this but i haven't been able to find anyone on this. I would rather be trained on how to do it so i can do a large chunk of this myself but obviously im not there yet. Im still rather a newbie.
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IMO you are best suited to train your own dog with a mentors help. A dog trained by someone else IMO is a risk. You don't know their methods and your dog looses sometime bonding with you.


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I'm not familiar with K9-1.com. What about finding a club in your area? There are several forum members from Ontario and they may have some suggestions for clubs in your area. Some post regularly and others a little less, but I would try another thread with your location in the title to get their attention.
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IMHO, any puppy is a gamble, especially for a PPD. Dogs that are excellent in personal protection, and are also capable of living in the family environment are hard to come by. Even with the best of parents, not all puppies in a litter are likely to fit the bill.

If you are in need of a PPD, I would suggest getting a finished dog from a reputable trainer, along with handler training for you, as well as having a plan for sustainment training in the future. IMHO, forming a bond with the dog won't be an issue if it's a good dog and your personalities match. Be prepared to open your checkbook, as finished PPDs are expensive.

OTOH, if you want a puppy, and just want to do bitework as a hobby, your options are much greater. Just about any dog with good nerves and some prey drive can have fun doing bitework. Just don't count on that dog fighting a man for real.

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Hi,

I am in Kitchener and train in IPO and have started in PSA.

I suggest you contact a few clubs and come out and meet some dogs, trainers, breeders, and people in the sport.

Having a dog in these venues requires a lot of time, money, energy, TIME and dedication.

I HIGHLY suggest you meet some dogs in the venues of your choice before hand.

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Hi,

I am in Kitchener and train in IPO and have started in PSA.

I suggest you contact a few clubs and come out and meet some dogs, trainers, breeders, and people in the sport.

Having a dog in these venues requires a lot of time, money, energy, TIME and dedication.

I HIGHLY suggest you meet some dogs in the venues of your choice before hand.
I love Kitchner! Used to compete in some martial arts tournaments there. Nice place

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