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by TruAmstaff on 23 July 2012 - 12:07

What is a good general age to start training for Schutzhund???? My boy is 5 months old, and he would really do well in this, he has the drive,  obedience, and loves to learn new things and is great with distractions.........Just wondering. Thanks. :)

by bullybehavior on 25 July 2012 - 17:07

You should find a few local trainers and have them evaluate him.  They can also give guidance as to how to start, which prey games to encourage, etc.  A good foundation can make such a difference in an adult -- find someone soon so you can get comfortable too.
TruAmstaff

by TruAmstaff on 25 July 2012 - 22:07

Great thank you......I have a Schutzhund club near me and Im going to observe and talk to the trainers....I cant wait, I think my boy would really excell in this field.......:)

by magdalenasins on 26 July 2012 - 13:07

5 weeks. :D

TruAmstaff

by TruAmstaff on 27 July 2012 - 20:07

Very good. :) 

by HowardB on 01 August 2012 - 12:08

Five months is a good age to start a dog in schutzhund. A couple of things to think about:
Make sure you choose a club that is open to bull breeds. Many traditional clubs are prejudiced against anything that is not a guardian breed or herder. Also, schutzhund take more work than any other dogsport. To do well at it you are going to have to do lots of work on your own. Tracking in the morning(at least 2-3 times a week). Obedience work at home, at least a few times a week and then the grip work at the club, at least twice a week. Also, it takes a good dog. You need a dog that is extremely confident, has prey drive and focus. Also the imprinting you have done so far, can play a big part. Good luck in you endeavor, as it is very rewarding.

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