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Question Obedience training not very important?

I had a customer come in today that needed help choosing a dog food etc. Well he told me all about his 18 month old shepherd and how he was going to send him to a guy who would train and title him at 2 years old for $2,000.
Anyways, when I asked what training he already had he said none. That the trainer told him that obedience wasn't a very big/important part of schuntzund training.

Is he right?

I always thought that while you may not start official training and trials until past a certain age, that you still had to have a solid base in obedience etc.

I don't do any protection sports but that had me scratching my head. Is the trainer scamming?

BTW, I encouraged him to check out this forum


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Obedience is everything in Schutzhund. An entire phase is obedience. Tracking is obedience. Protection work is obedience and control.




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Obedience is everything in Schutzhund. An entire phase is obedience. Tracking is obedience. Protection work is obedience and control.


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Wow, I don't train in the sport and even I know that's total garbage Poor guy is so getting snowballed and what a wake up call he will be getting

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Jesus, who would want to live with a GSD until it was a year and a half without doing any obedience training. Yikes!
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I think he probably misunderstood what the trainer was actually saying. There is a school of thought that leaves the dog to grow up before you start much formal ob, but I enjoy the foundation stuff you can do with a puppy. Its a lot of fun. Either way, like Jax said, its all ob at some point.
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So I'm not the crazy one! I told him that everyone I knew that trained for schuntzhund, started training certain things from day one. He told me that the trainer "trained police dogs in OK". I had to swallow my laugh and hide my smile when I heard that after the "obedience isn't important".


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Oh my gosh ... you can't even get to the protection stage without your BH ... and that's all obedience!

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I think he probably misunderstood what the trainer was actually saying. There is a school of thought that leaves the dog to grow up before you start much formal ob, but I enjoy the foundation stuff you can do with a puppy. Its a lot of fun. Either way, like Jax said, its all ob at some point.

This was my thought as well.
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I'm just glad I cut him off before he could get to the "you have a female I have a male lets breed" part of the conversation.


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