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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Is it a bad idea to try to train a GSD in Shutzhund without out a professional?

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I have been watching Shutzhund videos for quite some time now and have a real interest in it. I live in Northern Ontario and there are no Shutzhund club near us (400kms is the closest) Now I was wondering if it is a bad idea to learn and train Shutzhund without a professional

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even in a club, with a trainer, many dogs get poor foundation training....so it is probably not going to be advisable to try to train the sport without guidance...there is much more than you can see on a tape about training and foundation...

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That is called "learning the hard way" I think! Video's alone just can't do dog training justice. You really need experienced eyes to point out the many things that will sneak past you otherwise. And when considering protection work, read the above statement again twice! That kind of thing without supervision of someone with know how can have serious consequences, both to the dog and the helper or trainer! Even if you can only go out to a club once a month or so, it's far better than attempting it all on your own with no experience.
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thank you both for your advice!

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