Dose your Schutz dog play with other dogs???
A few weeks ago I took Dexter 15 months out with a few people who do shutz, to see what it was all about, and if it might be something Dexter would like. Its not a club, just a click of a few people, some working towards BH and the two main guys have shutz titles, on their Shepherds. I know its prob not the best place to train, if we were serious about titles and stuff, but a good place to maybe get a start, and get an idea of what its all about.
Well we had a BLAST!! I love how people who know nothing about this sport are all warning you of how mean they are to the dogs. I loved how everyone was using toys and treats and prongs, verbal motivation very fair and fun to the dogs. Obiendence went okay we got some work if we do plan on doing this sport. We also go to do Agitation training, and WOW. Dexter loved it he went wildly into Prey drive and thought it was awesome, the trainers really were impressed with him one was even jelious of how good he would be for the protection part, and this was only our first time. I had a feeling this dog would be good for this sport but I thought i knew dogs well until i got him then realized i know NOTHING about working lines, but im learning now.
So we really had a great time, Dexter seemed to Love it, I enjoyed it too he was having fun, but were not sure this is the right sport for us.
The other shutz guys don't allow their dogs to play with other dogs EVER they call them "working dogs" I am not okay with this Dexter is my kid, its important we do whats fun for him and playing with other dogs is a big part of his life, and I will not take that away from him. I also enjoy teaching him stupid pet tricks, and other nonsense thats just fun for us. Ive read many other post where many of you have a working dog that also is a great family dog, so I know there is a way to balance it all somehow. If my dog is biting completely out of prey and not defense I don't see how that would affect playing with other dogs, we had some doggie play time shortly after we trained and he played normal like he always dose. So Im just not sure if this is the right thing for us, or maybe not the right time we are also working out some barrier frustration issues (coming along great). I don't care that much about titles it would be nice but Its most important to me that i have a Happy dog, and do what right for him by giving him a job keeping his brain and body active, Also to keep him safe and that he have Decent manners when out in public.
So I was wondering if your shutz dog is allowed to play with other dogs? or why they aren't allowed to