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We did this topic a long time ago but with all the new members and with Schutzhund Nationals coming up I thought it would be fun to refresh this topic for this week.

What type(s) of training do you participate in? Do you have a goal you wish to achieve? Those of you taking obedience classes are you planning to compete or is your goal to have a well mannered pet. Perhaps you see therapy work in your dog's future. What about the Schutzhund? Are you training for the nationals? ;) Or do you wish to prove your dog's breed worthiness, or are you just out there having fun? What about those that train for SAR, or agility, or herding what training are you undertaking and what are your ultimate goals?
Here's a link to the old original http://www.germanshepherds.com/foru...ne/85857-your-training-goals.html#post1163871
 

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we wanted a well trained, highly socialize,
pet/companion and that's what we have. as far
as proving my dog's breed worthiness, there's
nothing to prove. he's a GSD.
 

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Bo just attended his first basic obedience class yesterday. After he completes basic I would like to start advanced obedience. I am not sure how to go about deciding whether he is better suited for, obedience competition or agility. To be honest I find schutzhund kind of intimidating no offense meant to the fans! :) Bo is also American show line and it is my understanding schutzhund is not one of their strengths. I guess I need more information on all three. . . :confused:
 

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:)My goal is to have a very obedient pup!!!! We just joined CKC and will be starting ob with them. We are hoping one day to pass the CGN!
 

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my goal is to have a very obedient dog, maybe hopefully by december have his CGC and his TDI
 

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Goals, goals and more goals....

SchH 2 (and maybe a FH) on Bismark and an FH on Chaos..
 

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My goals are pretty much the same.

1. Obtain a CGN (haven't had a evaluation in my area that I can attend - dang work on the weekends!)

2. Continue to train in SchH (working on our BH at the moment)

3. Do some herding
 

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We will do puppy classes with Thor and obedience, CGC and then hopefully work towards getting him certified as a therapy dog. We have 2 children ages 5 and 2, so CGC and therapy training is something they can be involved in (as far as being great distractions);) I really would love to do therapy work in hospitals, assisted living and hospice environments with him. It is also a great opportunity for our children to learn how much of a role dogs can play in peoples' lives and not just as family companions.

Now, once our children are older, you better believe both my husband and I will have dogs working on Schutzhund titles. :D
 

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Honestly I have Zoe's training goals down....sit, down, stay, eh eh, come, leave it, paw, find keys and other objects, and even picks up toys and laundry. Now if she could be a little more nice about new people and small dogs we'd be perfect. I wish I had more competitive options close to me, but we don't own a car so unfortunately I have to be happy with what we have now:)
 

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We participate in agility and rally. Right now we have a new trainer that will hopefully be able to teach us how to focus and how to use Jax's natural drive to be better. She currently has two legs for RA with ASCA and one leg for NA with DOCNA.
 

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My goal is to have Mia and Bella work with me as therapy dogs, once a week. I work w/ frail seniors and I know the seniors love it when we have pet therapists come in once a month. Getting the 2nd GSD unexpectently delayed the training for Mia. It is hard to train two puppies! I work with children too, but I am not quite ready to bring the dogs into that group setting.
 

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My goals are similar as well:

1. Work toward and possibly earn Odin's BH this spring/summer
2. Get a CGC for both Odin and Noire
3. Give herding a shot as well, as my plans to try it this summer failed :p
 

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Let's see,

I want to get that last RA leg on Heidi, but if she is bred, then that will have to wait until spring.

I want to finish Babs' CD -- hopefully Christmas Classic, currently grounded.

I want to get Joy's RN -- Christmas Classic

I am hoping to get a CGC on at least one of the Pains.
 

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I want to get over the trial nerves and get a BH early spring, then a SchH1 in the summer. I was hoping for a fall trial BH, but its not gonna happen...
 

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I would like to get Madix into a Schutzhund group and trial him as far as he can go. That would be great also for obedience and tracking titles, which I also want.

I would like to put titles on him in agility as well. We've dabbled in flyball but not sure there's a group around that we can consistently train with, but would like to pick that up, perhaps later on when he's a touch older. Would also like to see how he does in herding, have a friend that has offered. Dock jump him when my org comes into town too.

I also want an extremely well-mannered family pet but I am super competitive and would like to get seriously into Schutzhund and work the rest around that. Hopefully. :)
 

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Our short goals for Sasha is to have an well behaved dog that can live with our children and us happily. We are planning on taking some puppy obediance classes very soon.

Long term with her is my daughter will be doing the 4H dog project and/or I would like to do ScH or S&R
 

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My goal for the coming year is a SchH1 on Gryff - despite being actively involved in my Shutzhund club for close to five years now, this would be my first full SchH title . . . and my reasons for wanting this is very selfish: it is to have fun. Everything else in life is boring and un-challenging in comparison. There is no feeling like to have a dog so in tune with you, watching your every move, listening to your every word, watching and readiying to obey before you even ask for anything. It is like being a god, controling the forces of nature and having a living being live to please you!! It is like a drug! There is a lot of truth as to how Schutzhund is addicting!
 
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