Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Berks County, PA
Preparation for Schutzhund/IPO
Hello - I am a few (5?) months out from getting my first GSD pup. I want to get started in Schuthund/IPO when the time is right and I'm trying to prepare myself. I have been meeting with a local club, watching training sessions and I went to my first trial this weekend (SO COOL!). I will continue to do that and ask as many questions as I can. My question though is more related to what I should do with my pup to get myself (and him) prepared for IPO training? Like from the day I get him home (and leading up to that point), where do I start and what do I do? Puppy classes, local obedience and dog training, etc? Or could local training classes (a step above petsmart) do more harm then good when it comes to IPO? I'm sure there's things you can do at home to start the training as well. I'll be looking for lots of videos and maybe books over the next few months on that. They need to make a "Starting in Schutzhund for Dummies" book...
I see a lot of people ask when a good time to start official training and have learned that there is no straight forward answer to that question.
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