GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS
"The breeder on a small scale, one who works with one or two bitches, is the most suitable breeder for working dogs because he can care for his breeding animals and their progeny… and can produce sound strong animals that can be trained."
Captain Max von Stephanitz
(Founder of German Shepherd Dogs)
A.N.K.C. - Dogs Victoria (Registration# 3100034530)
Animal Welfare Victoria (Source Number# RB100917)
Human Training for Canine Learning
All dogs and their human companions, must acquire skills to develop and maintain an engaging, workable, rewarding and enjoyable relationship. In the view of VonBIOS, being an owner/handler of working line German Shepherd Dogs, whether as a companion (family pet) or working dog (dogsport, agility, farming, human assistance, tracking, scent detection, protection, etc.), takes on the responsibility of learning (teaching), training and proofing in firstly, Obedience Training, to form a basis for taking on any of the aforementioned skills or more.
There is a plethora of Dog Trainers and Canine Behavourists in the market place. As with all commercial or not-for-profit service providers and organisations, the quality and net benefit results can vary greatly. The different training methods and training tools advocated and employed by such Trainers/Behavourists can have a significant effect on the outcome of training a dog and equally, their human handler.
The purpose of this web page sub-group, is to provide some guidance on training principles and methods offered by various segments of canine training community. This page will provide from time to time, new sources of information, starting with some of the historical and impacting aspects that have an effect on the very concepts of canine learning.
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