After a puppy learns its name and to "come/HERE", we begin with the basic "sit/SITZ" (rhymes with fits) command. The puppy expected to remain in a SITZ until another command is given or they are released. After the SITZ, we teach "down/PLATZ" (rhymes with shots) where they are expected to stay until another command is given or they are released. After the PLATZ, we teach them to "heel/FUSS" (rhymes with goose) where they are to walk at their handler's left side as he/she walks and sit when he/she stops walking. After learning these THREE major commands, we put it all together, usually in a totally different location from where they learned each of the other commands. Here is Adia's first day "putting ALL three together" at 4.5 months old. She is incredibly smart and willing to please her handler! Be sure to WATCH Part 1!
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Just over a year ago on October 22, 2021, we picked up this little (now over 110 pounds) guy (Udo vom Kraftwerk) from Nashville International Airport. He was flown air cargo via Alaska Air from Seattle, WA to Nashville, TN, then rode home with us to Mississippi. That was a BIG day in all of our lives!
Working German Shepherd Dogs are an integral part of our Seven Oaks K9 Family.