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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Schutzhund or SAR?

Shouldn't have put it together... I reeeaaaallly want to do Schutzhund with her....

Schutzhund
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so many possibilities with that dog but you just can't do it all...
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Of course you can do it all

I started Eyra in SchH and then went to SAR. Granted most people I know that are doing both start in SAR/USAR and then add SchH later.
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I've got one in SAR Training. The closest club is two hours from here and I am not sure if they'll accept new members. The other one is four hours away. Then there is the French Ring Club that is just one hour away... most of the time the SchH training interferes with the SAR Team training so I'd have to find a club that has different training hours and trains Sundays instead of Saturdays. But it'd be a shame not to put the SchH1 on her and get her gekoered.

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I had to make the same choice (before I got either of my male GSDs) and ended up choosing SchH because my job is not conducive to SAR, I'm not able to be on call and leave on a moment's notice. Also, while SchH is expensive and I travel 1.5-2.5hrs each way to train, SAR was even farther and required more $$$ up front to get the right gear.
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I'd say get her into SAR with Indra first. She is young enough to work on getting her BH yourself, then work on the SchH after they are SAR certified. You can devote some serious time to her after SAR certification and put a SchH 1 on her.

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Sorry, forgot about that little detail.

Makes me realize how lucky I am being in DC with four SchH clubs less then 1 hours drive from where I live. And 3 really good SAR groups that trains in locations that I for the most part can get to in one hour or less. And the ScHH and SAR groups does not train on the same days.
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I think the other way around might be better because it helps to get her drive channeled. It would be much easier to get her trained in SAR if we'd go for SchH first. Especially if we'd like to do the RH we need Obedience, Directionals etc.
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Sorry, forgot about that little detail.

Makes me realize how lucky I am being in DC with four SchH clubs less then 1 hours drive from where I live. And 3 really good SAR groups that trains in locations that I for the most part can get to in one hour or less. And the ScHH and SAR groups does not train on the same days.
My brother in Law is a Cop in D.C. and my husband was stationed in Belvoir before he came to Germany. If it wasn't that expensive....
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I would say do SAR first. The SchH obedience can hamper your dogs ranging a bit since the obedience is all about being with you and paying attention to you. I am having that "problem" with my dog, she is into me a little too much.
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Yes, that is the big draw back for this area...it's expensive to live here. But if you ever do decide to move down here..well...


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