Hello All, I have read about various canine training theories, and I have concluded that sometimes a little knowledge is a bad thing haha! My dog trainer worked with us and our shepherd using clicker training and treats, gradually giving treats only sporadically. My girl responded well and just loved our training sessions - she was crazy smart! I have read a lot of books, tossed the Cesar Milan books in the trash, have most of the Leerburg tapes, and have recently been told about operant conditioning by someone on the forum here. Can classical (clicker) training be used in conjunction with operant conditioning? I currently have 3 very quarrelsome older French Bulldogs, who have always responded best to NILIF for day to day interactions - they are why I am not yet ready for another shepherd. What I need is some wisdom or guidance to know what GSD owners find best suited for our wonderful breed! (Especially before I go out and buy MORE dog training books!) My dog will be a companion animal, with my interest being in working alot of obedience with him. Thank you!