Haus Amberg Shepherds offers a wide range of training options for your dog. Our custom training programs are based on the level of your dog and the training goals you have in mind for your German shepherd dog. If you’re not 100 percent satisfied with our dog training, please let us know immediately so we can make it right for you and your dog.
After an evaluation of the dog, we will be able to gauge where your dog is and place them in a training program specifically catered towards you and your dog’s training needs. Since we are located in Germany, most of our clients ship their dogs to us where we offer one on one training until your dog has met its training goals.
We specialize in the German shepherd dog, training in BH, AD, Schutzhund (IPO 1, 2, 3), breed surveys (körung), and ring/show training. All of our trainers are highly experienced handlers, as well, and are able to prepare your dog for the ring.
Levels of Training
Example behavior of a puppy that has not been socialized include barking at objects/people, anxiety around crowds or loud noises, or fearful aggression towards foreign objects/people. A poorly socialized dog will be more likely to react with fear and aggression toward unfamiliar people, objects and environments.
Socialization can be quite the undertaking. As a breeder, we strive for clear, level-headed puppies. Exposure to people, children, other animals, loud noises and environments are all included in proper socialization.
Your dog will also be taken through a series of endurance training sessions, in addition to ring training. These exercises will be closely monitored so that there is no strain on your dog. These sessions include bike rides with your dog for a few miles at different paces every day.
Schutzhund / IPO is consists of three parts: Obedience, Tracking and Protection. It is both a breed test for the German shepherd dog, as well as a popular sport among dog enthusiasts. In order for a German shepherd to qualify for the breed survey or Köring, he/she must first have a Schutzhund title.
Often people confuse the sport as an aggressive activity. It is not at all. The dog is trained to be aggressive towards the bite sleeve, not towards people. Schutzhund is a test. A German shepherd correctly trained in Schutzhund should show aggression in the protection phase., the decoy, helper or bad guy, should be a worthy adversary, and the dogs courage should be tested. We train our dogs we work with to be confident and encourage such behavior. It is also key to work on control. We teach the dog when it is ok to bite.