Is obedience class really necessary? I have a good dog.
Obedience training is strongly recommended.
Shepherds are extremely intelligent and need stimulation, order, and routine in their life.
Obedience helps to sort your relationship with your new dog, so you can have a long and happy life together.
Basic obedience should be done by everyone.
Continued obedience, agility, tracking, etc… can be a lot of fun.
Please check with your local clubs, kennel, and vets to find a good instructor.
Written February 2007 by Elizabeth Riddle, President of the Central IL GSD Rescue
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