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is training really that important?

i have a 5 and a half month old german shepherd. ive trained him to do the basics like;sit,stay(only for a little bit),lie down,shake,hi five, and up. now im not sure, should i still get him professionally trained or is that good enough? and if yes then what kind of training?
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if you have a purebred why wouldn't you use your dog to his full potential? plus giving them "tasks" will keep there noses and paws from getting into things they shouldn't be...

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well he is purebred but another thing is that im a lil short on money. how much is the average cost?
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You certainly don't need to send him away to some professional trainer, but taking training classes together is an excellent way to improve your bond with your dog and allow him to use his intelligence and drive in a productive way not to mention proofing him with distractions. You can usually find group classes in obedience, agility, fun tricks, etc.


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What does being purebred have anything to do with?

Training classes are pretty cheap. You can probably get in a 8 week program for like $100-$150. I forget the going rate, but i'm sure it's not too much for your basic class.

It's not just about training, but about socialization. Your puppy gets to meet all different types of people and dogs. It's just all around good for them. It helps your puppy bond with you and listen to you under certain distraction he may not face if you were training just you and him.

Plus training is a never ending process. Lucy's almost 3 and we still practice her sit, stay, heel and so on. It's a never ending process and can always improve.
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[QUOTE=Emoore;1951031]You certainly don't need to send him away to some professional trainer, but taking training classes together is an excellent way to improve your bond with your dog and allow him to use his intelligence and drive in a productive way not to mention proofing him with distractions. You can usually find group classes in obedience, agility, fun tricks, etc.[/

by some classes you mean like the ones at petsmart and stuff?
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What does being purebred have anything to do with?

Training classes are pretty cheap. You can probably get in a 8 week program for like $100-$150. I forget the going rate, but i'm sure it's not too much for your basic class.

It's not just about training, but about socialization. Your puppy gets to meet all different types of people and dogs. It's just all around good for them. It helps your puppy bond with you and listen to you under certain distraction he may not face if you were training just you and him.

Plus training is a never ending process. Lucy's almost 3 and we still practice her sit, stay, heel and so on. It's a never ending process and can always improve.

trainig classes like at petsmart and stuff?
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Petsmart classes are the Wal-Mart of training classes. If you've got a training club or training school nearby you're better off with one of those.

Looks like you have a place in Stockton called Guaranteed Dog Training that offers obedience, rally, and agility classes. That looks like the kind of place I would check out.


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trainig classes like at petsmart and stuff?
Just doing a quick google search:

Guaranteed Dog Training - Training Dogs Since 1975 - A Trained Dog is a Happy Dog!

Stockton Dog Trainer-Stockton, California obedience and behavioral expert STOCKTON.

I'd give each a call. I've never done petsmart classes, but haven't heard the best things about them. Petsmart is still probably better than nothing though.
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Just doing a quick google search:

Guaranteed Dog Training - Training Dogs Since 1975 - A Trained Dog is a Happy Dog!

Stockton Dog Trainer-Stockton, California obedience and behavioral expert STOCKTON.

I'd give each a call. I've never done petsmart classes, but haven't heard the best things about them. Petsmart is still probably better than nothing though.
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