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Will continued Schutzhund training "stunt" my boy's personality?

After obedience training my GSDs for over 30 years I finally got a German import GSD with a Schutzhund pedigree. I've got him certified SCH. 1, wow it was much more intense then I ever imagined. I'm wondering if continuing on the Sch. 2 or even Sch. 3 will it change his personality? Right now he has a great personality, great herding and protection instincts but I'm worried continued train might turn him into a "blindly" obedient dog with no personality. Here's a pic of Cutter:

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Why would you think that continued training would do so?

I have heard that getting the "1" is the hardest part - which I have to believe since I am currently working 2 dogs toward this (one will probably not reach that goal though).

I would of expected this train of though from someone on the other side of the fence, not an experienced schutzhund person.

For me, temperament/personality is more a genetic component than a training one.

If you continue your course of action in regards to training, I don't see how that will hinder his personality/etc.

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You won't turn him into anything that he is not.
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You won't turn him into anything that he is not.
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I would of expected this train of though from someone on the other side of the fence, not an experienced schutzhund person.
I believe the OP bought the dog with the SchH1 already on him as has never done the sport.

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Right now he has a great personality, great herding and protection instincts but I'm worried continued train might turn him into a "blindly" obedient dog with no personality.
As said, temperament and instincts are that... genetic.
Now, have you considered that maybe that great personality is because he has been trained in Schutzhund?

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After obedience training my GSDs for over 30 years I finally got a German import GSD with a Schutzhund pedigree. I've got him certified SCH. 1, wow it was much more intense then I ever imagined. I'm wondering if continuing on the Sch. 2 or even Sch. 3 will it change his personality? Right now he has a great personality, great herding and protection instincts but I'm worried continued train might turn him into a "blindly" obedient dog with no personality. Here's a pic of Cutter:

From the OP's post, I took it as HE is the one who did the training... maybe he could clarify this?

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From the OP's post, I took it as HE is the one who did the training... maybe he could clarify this?
Reading previous posts you are right, he trained him...

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I am confused as well.

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I read "I got him certified" like "I bought him certified" or "I had him certified" and not that the dog is HOT, I could be wrong though.

And no, continuing to work with him will not change his personality, in fact it will give you a much better insight into his personality.

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