Hey everyone! Sorry for the long post!!
Well it's finally time to get Marley proper training. He hasn't done any kindergarten training at this point. He knows commands such as, sit, stay, come (although we are having a hard time with the recall
) paw, touch, leave it, drop it. All the basics i guess. We are working on them everyday but absolutely need some assistance....if youre going to get a GSD, you better make full use of that big beautiful brain, right??
We've been practicing loose leash walking, and with the help of you guys posting AWESOME advice, he's come soo far in a few short days. We always tried to teach him that, but went about it the wrong way.
Marley is 10 mos old, male....70 lbs. He is every bit of a sweet heart, and in his spare time he loooves playing jeti mind tricks on us!! lol! Our goal for Marley is to have a great recall, we love going on hikes and have awesome parks and trails by us so a recall is a must! I want him to be calm around kids and other people (take him to the dog park often as well as walks in crowded towns and parks). I was thinking about the CGC cert, but didnt know if that was geared more towards dogs that were going to be in competition.
I've checked out some places that seem
to be great....
This Bayshore club looks like a good pick as well as the program, although it's throwing me off since it seems to be a precursor to a competition pup!
BCDC - Obedience Class Descriptions
So although it says competition course, it seems perfect! What do you guys think? Too much for a gsd that won't be competing?