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First time DS owner to be in Toronto, Canada!

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ellydee
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Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:04 pm
Tell us about yourself: Living in Mississauga, ON right next to Toronto. Will be picking up my dutchie the first week of July!

First time DS owner to be in Toronto, Canada!

Post by ellydee » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:21 am

Hey guys!

I will be picking up my DS male at 8 weeks old the first week of July. I'm super excited, but this will be my first time owning this breed. We just lost our Siberian Husky a month ago, and we finally made the move to get a new pup. I've done tons of research and we are being matched with the best puppy for what we want.

Is there anyone else in here from Canada, more specifically Ontario that would be up for meet ups or even have any info on good places to get started with agility, tracking etc when the time comes?

Thanks :D

Steve Gossmeyer
Training Dog
Posts: 352
Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Tell us about yourself: Schutzhund helper and trainer I own and work two Dutchies
Location: Long Island

Re: First time DS owner to be in Toronto, Canada!

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:45 am

This really isn't a meetup type breed! I'd suggest finding a training club

Dutchringgirl
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Tell us about yourself: I am a mom of 6 life forces - 2 kids and 3 dogs 1 hamster. I live in Ct. I have trained Ringsport and Agility and have 2 DS, one 15 and 7 and a Basset Hound Cookie who is 2
Location: Ct, USA
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Re: First time DS owner to be in Toronto, Canada!

Post by Dutchringgirl » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:02 am

Welcome ! What was your reasoning for getting this breed? They are not social breeds to take to a meetup group at the local dog park. I would suggest a trainer who is familiar with this breed and start asap with basics.

what is your plan for the day time with the pup?
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
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ellydee
Just Whelped
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:04 pm
Tell us about yourself: Living in Mississauga, ON right next to Toronto. Will be picking up my dutchie the first week of July!

Re: First time DS owner to be in Toronto, Canada!

Post by ellydee » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:59 pm

The reason for getting this breed is to pretty much take with us wherever we go, hikes, bike rides, jogs, also for protection. I know he will need to be mentally stimulated as well and I plan on doing that on a daily basis with various types of training and games.

I have found a trainer that is in line with what I want him to learn, as well as methods used to achieve this. I plan on getting him into agility and tracking like I said, as well as bite work and what not.

Mainly we wanted a dog for protection, but more so a dog that could keep up with our high level of activity and be willing to learn and want to work. We aren't fans of dog parks, Imo there are too many dogs (ahem..owners) with bad manners and I know this breed is not meant for that type of stuff.

Husband works from home most of the time, he will end up being his "main" so to speak by default.

Dutchringgirl
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Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:05 pm
Tell us about yourself: I am a mom of 6 life forces - 2 kids and 3 dogs 1 hamster. I live in Ct. I have trained Ringsport and Agility and have 2 DS, one 15 and 7 and a Basset Hound Cookie who is 2
Location: Ct, USA
Contact:

Re: First time DS owner to be in Toronto, Canada!

Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:22 pm

you sound like you are on the right track !!! Good !
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
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Steve Gossmeyer
Training Dog
Posts: 352
Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Tell us about yourself: Schutzhund helper and trainer I own and work two Dutchies
Location: Long Island

Re: First time DS owner to be in Toronto, Canada!

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:25 pm

Find a schutzhund club!!

Joxgirl
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Joined: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:38 pm
Tell us about yourself: Brought a Dutch Shepherd into our lives.
Location: Southern California

Re: First time DS owner to be in Toronto, Canada!

Post by Joxgirl » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:00 pm

Welcome. I am new here too. There are many smart people here who have shared lots of information with me. Best of luck to you.
Saralee
Rogue (Dutch Shepherd)-19 weeks old.
Phoenix (Lab rescue) -10 y/o
Charley (Malti-Poo; rescue)-4 y/o

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