Working-line GSD trainers in MD/VA
I am currently looking to get working line GSD. I have not yet decided on a breeder, but I do know that I intend to do a good bit of training (both myself and professional). I am very interested in getting into both obedience/IPO training and events, so am looking to find a top-tier trainer that can do the following:
- Assist in the early puppy training, as well as my personal education
- Be able to take the older pup/young dog and do more intensive in-house training (1-2 months)
- Be able to assist/train both me and the dog in IPO and similar training/events once a solid baseline of training has been accomplished
I live in the Rockville, MD area and would like to find someone within an hour or so of me. I am not apposed to sending my dog to an out-of-state trainer if they are really top-shelf (if no such trainers are local), but again...local would be better. So, please let me know of any recommendations you might have...also, if you know of a breeder/trainer that would be optimal...I already have one on my list (Dennis & Carolina Johnson with Johnson-Haus German Shepards).