I train my puppies based on what I hope them to be, and what works best for them.
If I bought a pup from mostly SchH working lines with the expectation that I wanted to compete with the puppy...then I would encourage certain natural behaviors and discourage others. But I would also look at that pup's personality to help me set my priority for behaviors and the reward system. Lack of focus? Work on channeling the energy. Has a hard time controlling himself? Impulse control. Food driven? We'll work with that then. Prefers the ball? We'll go with that.
Bought a dog from conformation lines and want to head to the show ring?? Teach that dog to stack!
Bought a dog and want it to be a pet? What do I want in behaviors from my pet...and what does the puppy like to motivate it to do what I want? Although I have to say...if I bought a high energy puppy I need to be high energy too or be prepared to alter my life a little so it can function.
Although I will add that there are people out there who train the papers. "I HAVE a SchH line dog! That means I have to train like SchH people!" And there are different training mentalities in the different camps. Most AMline people are not going to have to train like the SchH folks. Goals are different.
But- Reality check. Real trainers will tell you that you train the dog, not the pedigree.
Bianka vom Eisernen Loewen IPO3, CGC, TC 1-3-08
Cade vom Eisernen Loewen IPO1, CGC 3-25-09
D'Artagnan (Tag) vom Eisernen Loewen BH 2-2-10
G Aiko von Burkndeiros SchH 3, IPO3, FH, TC, KKL2 9-17-02 (Retired)
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