Aggression incident today - still okay to train schutzhund with my dog?
I know not all dogs are cut out for schutzhund and I wanted to get this group's honest opinion if I should continue training Schutzhund with my dog (a 8.5 month WL GSD only been training for 2 weeks, brand new to the sport as am I).
I live in a city and have been taking my dog everywhere since I got him at 2 months. We have not had any aggression issues out in large crowds and I would consider him to be well socialized.
My dog can be very territorial of our house, or my personal space if we are in a remote area for an extended period of time. Today I was hiking with him off leash and we took a 10 minute breather to sit and relax. A non threatening old lady came up to us on the trail and he sprinted straight at them and started barking aggressively.
Is it a good idea to train protection work in a dog who exhibits these aggressive behaviors? I am new to the sport but don't want to continue if it has any risk of increasing these behaviors.
I only want to do schutzhund if it can help me get control of my dog in these scenarios without risk of increased aggression.
Thanks for your insight and opinions.
Last edited by coloradoshep18; 03-26-2018 at 11:28 PM.