Hey Im so sorry!
It’s been a crazy few days and then I forgot I even posted this!
As for the natural pull, I mean that he likes to be out front, he’s not like gagging himself to pull me, well not like all the time, usually he just parades out front on a slightly taught leash. I was encouraged to promote this by others. His cue is “Go!”
My problem is stacking. He is perfectly comfortable with other people opening his mouth, placing his legs and feeling for testicles. He has been fairly well socialized in that respect. I have pretty much everyone I know taking their turns placing his legs and opening his mouth, lol.
If you’re saying all he has to do is really stand, then we should be ok. He stands fine. I taught him to sit and he was starting to pick up on lay down before I stopped. Now I never ask for a sit or down. He’s a very forgiving friendly guy, not overly friendly though, not mean or shy by any means. He keeps his cool, he’s confident. Rarely fearful.
He is a show line. His pedigree. His dad is the well known, VA1 Cash vom Arkanum, 9 time V1, IPO3/KKL. His mom is a SG2 (GSDCA-2016) Bad-Boll line. 3 of his siblings have already shown in SV shows, the one has been 3 time VP1. Two of the others were VP1 and VP2. I just haven’t shown mine yet. I have some chronic pain disabilities that make it harder for me to compete by running along side the ring as the owners do, so I’ve been slow to start, but I’ve found help and I’m headed to my first show soon.
I’m doing this merely for fun. If it’s not fun, I won’t do it again. No sense in that. I feel he’s a very nice put together puppy, he has great color pigmentation, dark red, rich black, nice croup & angulation, good head/expression and nice movement.
The goal when I got him was pet/therapy dog, but he’s just so promising in my opinion as well as others. I feel it would be a shame to not show him. I have the time, could be a cool new hobby. I used to show horses in my younger years, I miss that.
Once we finish the Sieger Show in Illinois in September, I will have a better idea on what my future is with him. Once he turns 1, I may go for his SG. Next is when I would go for his BH and IPO. Then of course hips/elbows at 2. I’m just going with baby steps. One thing at a time. I’m in no way a backyard breeder nor do I intend to be. I did a lot of research on this guy before purchasing and he’s turning out to be a great dog.
The issue is, were like the blind leading the blind. Lol. Yes, Im in contact with his breeder, as well as many others. I was just looking for possibly a trainer in my area, if anyone knew of one. The breeder and those I’m in contact with, live hours from me.
Thank you again!! Ohh and yes, obedience is a huge deal with me. Although he hasn’t been through official obedience, he’s a pretty well mannered pup for 5 months. I’ve had worse behaved adults lol.