Training is absolutely necessary but do not expect too much from puppies too quickly. It is not very difficult to educate a German shepherd, as the breed is indeed a very capable of working dog breed. Consistent, patience and understanding are basic requisites.
People who have never trained a dog before will understandably have many questions. It is not the dog that makes mistakes, does not want to learn or is disobedient - the problem is usually at the other end of the leash.
WGSDCA Member Clubs therefore regularly organise training seminars where participants will learn the basics under the direction of experienced trainers using modern training methods. Check our seminar event calendar for more information.
If a dog and handler are a well-rehearsed sportive team, they can prove themselves and be awarded working titles and participate in WGSDCA sanctioned Club, State and National Championship trials - perhaps even qualify to go to international competitions. Click here to get further information about working titles.