...Ive read that it is best to join a club, but I have no clubs in my area( that I could find, I live by Pittsburgh Pa)...
That's really too bad, as it's a lot easier to train schutzhund with the help of other people...I've done OB training too, and find schutzhund somewhat different (especially in how you want to raise your puppy....generally, you're trying to build and channel drives that you might want to "temper" otherwise).
I'd try a couple of things. First, try to contact any Schutzhund groups around, even if they're a drive away. If you have to train by yourself most of the time, maybe you can do a drive once a month or so for confirmation of what you're doing, some helper work, and advice?
Also, I really like training videos, rather than books, when you can find good ones. There's so much you can get out of SEEING someone train. And, you want to be clear on some of the techniques, especially if you're not going to get frequent feedback. I'm not sure what you have available, but I use a Netflix-like service for dog-training videos called BowWow Flix. There are a lot of good videos out there, but I also like the Michael Ellis videos, especially for beginners - he explains things in a really easy to understand fashion.
Anyway, enough plugs - I promise I don't have any bias other than personal experience! Good luck...hopefully you can track down a club nearby.