German Shepherd Dog > Training and Titling?? (57 replies)
by joanro on 03 February 2012 - 16:42
|I started training dogs in 1974, included my own Australian shepherds from late '70's (so they were actual working dogs back then) to work cattle in back woods of Florida cattle country. Would hire out with my horse and dogs to gather those wild ass cows and bulls. The first dog I ever titled was a Komondor I raised from a pup that I got from a breeder of actual guardian dogs from Colorado in 1986. I put a CD on him before he was two. He made CD in three consecutive shows in one weekend with scores in high eighties. Casper was one of only three Komondors In the entire country to receive CD that year. Then I put CD on an American line BYB GSD for a client with scores in upper nineties. Raised from pups my import WL GSDs plus a GSL and put BHs on all three two weekends in a row. Then put SchHI on Body Jipo-Me,next weekend put SchHI on Ajsa Glitch, month later put SchHIIon Ajsa and same day put SchHI on Quester vom Mittlewest. Traveled to different clubs in three states to get it done but it was worth it. Now, for the first time in my life, have entrusted someone else with training dogs of mine, with a daughter of Body and Ajsa, and a grandson of Body in training for SchH titles. They are with Richard Shook in Clearmont, NC. Too many old injuries coming back to haunt me to be able to do the work. However, I raised these youngsters and got the foundation under them so at 14 months, I handed the leads to Richard and he was able to begin training from the get go. His comment after the first week was,"I wish all the dogs I get in to train were this easy.":):)|
by Elkoorr on 03 February 2012 - 17:05
Axl, 7 years old- CGC, RE, BH (my nerve bag)
Tunguska, 4 years old- CGC, TDI, RE, BH, WTE, WH, AD, SV-G, (working on IPO1, failed SCH1 last november)
Apache, 2.5 years old - BH, WH, SV-VP, (working on IPO1)
Ava, 1 year old - in the works for "?" (poss IPO), displays extreme ball drive, extreme tracking drive, bites well on pillow, but very defensive and somewhat on the edge
all HOT while working fulltime weekender job (makes trialing on weekends very difficult)
by CMathis on 03 February 2012 - 19:04
|I have titled several dogs myself. I think it is very important for a breeder to work his/her own dogs so that you know everything about the temperment and working ability. I don't think that good decisions regarding breeding partners can be made unless this is done.|
4 breed surveys
3 V ratings working class
4 AKC CD title
2 AKC CDX title
2 AKC UD title
1 leg of the AKC Novice agility title (This is something new to me)
2 certified therapy dogs
by mfh27 on 04 February 2012 - 01:13
|Bradley (BC) - HOT NATCH, ADCH, AX and AXJ (agility), national agility championship qualification/invitations|
Rosa (BC) - I trained her to the novice level of agility so the owner's daughter could trial her.
Mac (BC) - Was just doing short outruns with sheep when I started working with him (the farmer had many dogs he used to trial and work his farm, and he was nice to let me work with Mac). I got him to the novice level of USBCHA style herding when the owner sold him. Still kicking myself for not buying him myself. But herding is by far my favorite sport!
Robby (GSD) - HOT BH and SchH1. Getting a show rating and AD this March.
Quinn (GSD) - Came to me unfortunately with a ZVV1. Wish I had had her as a pup. Getting a show rating and AD this March.
I need to catch up on some of you guy's SchH titles, very impressive! Though probably not anytime soon, as med school clinical years and residency loom in the not too distant future. Hopefully my next duty station will be somewhere where they have mondio/french ring.
by VKGSDs on 04 February 2012 - 01:30
|I got my first GSD (the one in my avatar) in July 2007. Combined my dogs have.... RN, RA, CL1-R (x2), CL1-F, T1, FO (x2), PA, OB1, SchH1, U-CH (x2), SG (x2, both 13 months), UNJ, U-CA, HIT (x4), CGC (x4), TT (x2). Those account for rally, agility, SDA (tracking, obedience, & protection), Schutzhund, dock diving, lure coursing, herding instinct, CGC, and ATTS temperament testing. |
Right now I'm actively training two male GSDs in Schutzhund, SDA, dock diving, and flyball and hope to start agility again this summer (the place I go for agility only does it outdoors). Now that I'm working two dogs at once things will really take off! So far for 2012 we have planned:
March - flyball tournament (Pan)
April - AD & BH (Pan), possible AD & Breed Survey (Nikon)
May - SDA trial, FO & PA or P1 (Pan), P1 and/or PD1 (Nikon)
June - UKC Premier dock diving & lure coursing (Pan & Nikon) - I LOVE the UKC Premier but I get stressed about entering trials even something like a BH so we only enter "fun" events for the Premiers (no obedience or conformation).
June - local SchH trial, SchH1 if tracking is ready (Pan)
by wanderer on 05 February 2012 - 01:08
|OK, I'm in. My first SchH dog collapsed from spondylosis at 4 years old. He was a successful international show dog and also had the character to do Schutzhund. However, just after his BH, was X-rayed with this terrible condition and retired.|
So..I got a pup, a female daughter of Ellute v d Mohnweise and she has proved over the ensuing years to be a little spitfire and one awesome female. She is 4 times ScH3, two times HIT and got her FH with a score of 94, and in the middle of it all, not yet 4 years old, had a litter of 8 perfect puppies.
On the other hand, I am now 60 years old and starting a pup from her litter. He is so wonderful, outgoing, confident, full of himself and yet calm and ready. At the tender age of 60, I am so into going up there with my dogs!
I trained my V Nadja vom Schroeder Haus, SchH3, FH, KKl1, myself with the help of my club members at West Coast German Shepherd Schutzhund Club in BC Canada and could not have done it without them!
by Blitzen on 05 February 2012 - 03:56
|Wanderer, 60 is the new 50. I'm considerably older than you and am just getting started with agility and rally. I swallow a lot of Advils and smell like Icy Hot LOL.|
by Slamdunc on 05 February 2012 - 04:22
|I call Advil "vitamin A." Aleve is actually better, but not if you have more than a couple a drinks a night.|
by Blitzen on 05 February 2012 - 14:54
|I'l try the Aleve, Jim LOL.|
by VonIsengard on 05 February 2012 - 15:29
|Took my old girl from 8 weeks old to high V at NASS, BH, SchH1, survey, and godforsaken AD.|
Unsuccessfully trialed my daughter's dog last fall, but damnit, we're getting that 1 this spring come hell or high water, and once I x-ray my Quenn daughter I have to get my ass in gear on her.
Various conformation ratings
CD x 3
CDX x 1
UD x 1
(Most OB legs were placements)
RN x 3
One leg away from RA x 3
RE x 2
A few non-reg placements
(Mutiple perfect/placing rally scores)
CGC/TDI x 2
Coached mutiple clients through rally/OB. Most of them place with high scores. (Current exciting one is a husky we have working on a CDX level)
Coached 1 junior handler to their BH.
Coached my daughter through two CDs and up to her RE.
It's not much, but hell, I'm getting there. It's the problem with training everyone else's dogs is it leaves you little time for your own somtimes.
by JodyP on 05 February 2012 - 15:51
|ok.. let's see.. |
5 dogs to Sch 1.. 4 shepherds and a malinois
1 dog , Boss v Sturmhuegl, I got as a sch 1,, put the 2 and 3 on him
Bill v Sitz vd Hose, (a boss son from my breeding) from puppy to sch 3, KKl
Anita Auto Dam bought at 11 months old.. BH to Sch 3, KKL
Nike v Sitz vd Hose, (Anita daughter) currently sch 1, kkl 1, this year sch 2 and 3.
by sachsenwolf on 05 February 2012 - 17:04
|Well, my "titling" didn't start until 6 years ago, and hasn't exclusively been with GSDs.|
06 - CGCs (not "title" but still) on 2 non-GSDs
07 - RN on a Husky
08 - CGC on a GSD
09 - CGC/TDI on 2 GSDs, one later went into LE, RN on 1 GSD, RA and CD on the Husky
10 - RA on 1 GSD, RN on another GSD
11 - CGC and RN on 2 GSDs, BN on 1, RE and RL1 w/AOE on the Husky (retired after at 11 years old)
I only go to a handful of trials a year as I won't go anywhere I have to stay overnight because of my other babies at home. I've trained 6 in agility but no titles to show for it yet as I've only gone to a few trials... training is just so much more fun ;) Working a BHOT in Schutzhund right now and we are both loving it. This year I anticipate/hope: RE on 1 GSD, RA and CD on another (maybe RE and GN if heat cycles don't interfer), maybe even a BH on the SchH one (fingers crossed). "I personally feel a breeder can benefit from some experience in multiple venues." I agree, no better way to test that your dogs are truely versatile instead of just heading in one direction. Also, will help you pick which pups are appropriate for which homes. >".>..
by dogwood on 05 February 2012 - 17:33
|I'll go too:|
Elsa - BH, AD, Breed Survey, Sch 1,2,3, IPO 3
Georgie - BH, AD, Breed Survey, Sch 1,2, 3 (x3)
Ule - BH, AD, Breed Survey, TR3, FH 1, Sch 1,2, 3 ( x13 - she trialed a lot)
Griff - AD, BH, Breed Survey, Sch 1,2,3
BH 2 dogs
AD 20 dogs LOL
multiple club, regional, national shows
Breed survey 8 dogs
... it's been great !!
by duke1965 on 05 February 2012 - 18:48
|my list isnot that impressive as I spend 25 years breeding and showing bouviers , my dogs won some 180 championshiptitles worldwide , including 2 times worldchampion and some IPO 1 and 2|
several years ago switch to german shepherds and got multiple AD and BH , 1 dog IPO1 , one dog schh1 , one dog IPO3 from nothing , 6 fully trained personal protection dogs
several dogs pretrained for detectionwork (police/private comp)
and currently training a bitch from my breeding , she has AD and is ready to go IPO 1/3 this year , and maybe first competition by end of the year
one male to ZVV1
one female to ZVV1
and one male to IPO2
and training some young dogs in various directions right now
by Gusmanda on 06 February 2012 - 21:39
|I just made my first BH this last saturday with the dog on my avatar picture (a shetland sheepdog). I have to say, it feels fairly nice to hear the word "pass"!!! I am aiming at getting IPO1 during the course of 2012. Not sure if the dog will bite, if it doesn't, I'll try and title seperately for the obedience and tracking sections.|
by wanderer on 07 February 2012 - 04:36
|O Karen, everyone knows you have done it all. You forgot to mention alternate on Canada team WUSV 2009 with Ule.|
by Brandi on 07 February 2012 - 19:54
|Not as huge a list as others on here but I've had the pleasure of these:|
With my Pembroke Welsh Corgis, I've trained and titled in:
1 Corgi - CGC, NA, OA, 2 legs towards his EX
1 Corgi - CGC, NA, 2 legs towards her OA, 1 leg towards JWW, local therapy organization certified
1 Corgi - CGC, Therapy Dog International certified
My German Shepherds:
Ando v. Tsa-Li CGC, BH, Ohio Peace Officer Special Purpose Canine Certification (my working police service dog)
Dugan v. Eichenluft CGC, Delta certified
by myret on 10 February 2012 - 19:23
|I have a male gsd and a female and a small puppy.|
I have titled my first male I have titled him a PH as it as a litle like a KNPV PH 1 not as hard though also called a keurung and a keurung as a security dog to
my female is titled with a keurung or title in as a sucurity dog and a schh 1 and UHP title , I have now started to retrain her in PH civil police training and hope to get a keurung/title on her this year
the pup I hope to train mondio , not sure that it can happen if not I will train him like the other in PH