I like a lot of types of dogs including mutts. I really dislike some breeds of dogs. I have owned 3 types of dogs. MY ONLY FAVORITE, which I did own and love, is the German shepherd. I am in the process of setting up on my property (I have 5.25 acres) runs for 5 German Shepherds. I will not get into pros and cons on this breed or others. German Shepherds are the only dog to own in regards to the title of this article.
So many people own a dog but have done little or nothing in regards to training. Most dogs sit or give there paw. Most will bark at noises outside or at strangers but this is instinctive and in regards to protecting “their territory” as well as the owners. Outright dedication to training must be first and foremost for anyone considering a dog for security and preparedness. This means you will give more attention to your dog than you did to your own children. Failure to give 200 percent fails the dog as well as you. It is not something you start then quit halfway through. Total research before doing this is a must. Visiting dog training seminars and meeting handlers and breeders before getting the dog is a must. You must have the appropriate space in which to raise and keep your dog.
While in the US Army - Military Police I witnessed many German Shepherds do their thing. I had numerous chances to discuss with the handlers the different training required for combat dogs, drug sniffers, explosive sniffers, search and rescue and guard dogs . I will only recommend to someone not sure as to what breed to get to attend a United Schutzhund Club of America training seminar in your area. The German shepherd, being a larger dog, is not for every household or person. But if you have the room go watch them train and take their test for level advancement. The website United Schutzhund Clubs of America - For the German Shepherd Dog gives testing dates and places nationwide. You can go and watch (for free) and talk to the folks and get the best info out there in person. The other web site http://www.gsdca-wda.org/ is for the German Shepherd Dog Club of America - Working Dog Association. This site also gives (open to the public) training and test events for the German shepherd nationwide.
Schutzhund is German and it translates into English as “Protection Dog " and they require work and attention to bring them to their ultimate potential which will protect you and your family and friends.
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