ABOUT JACKSON GERMAN SHEPHERD KENNEL
A Natural Environment
Through studying it, Jackson found the main area used by his german shepherd was the concrete ring around the perimeter, and the inside was used to relieve themselves. To use his remarks to provide shade and privacy for each of his german shepherd, Jack built an extra kennel around Christmas trees. These kennels were really successful. Jack decided to get a name for the dog worthy of Schutzhund he worked so hard to create when he started his breeding program. To fulfill this role, he chose the name Jackson GSD.Jack found Jackson GSD while on the road to a farmer's field to track his dog on his property on which the german shepherds are housed. It was a five-acre parcel of young Christmas trees and nothing else. Jack found an employed manufactured home after buying the property and had it set on the field. The first kennels were designed by Jack and his mate, a deputy sheriff. To begin Jack fills the kennels with german shepherd for sale and everyone else who wanted their dogs trained.
HOW IT STARTED
The eldest son of a working class family, JACKSON has been passionate about caring for animals from a very young age. As a child he would beg his mother for guinea pigs, hamsters, and pigeons. Jackson's father had owned German Shepherds, and when Jack was eight years old he became seriously interested in the breed. To feed his growing passion for German shepherds, Jack and his father went searching for a dog for Jackson. Like many victims of boyhood “puppy love,” they visited local shelters and responded to several newspaper advertisements.
During this process "King" was identified and a retired breeding woman "Willy" was acquired. Jackson started to work with them and to train them for shows. Jackson was very enthusiastic about competing with his german shepherd dogs and soon realized he didn't find the exhibition ring particularly rewarding, so that success competitions were not popular. When he bought an obedience training guide, Jack found what he was looking for. "When my dog sat on command without help, I can recall that the first time," said Jack.
Jackson was also open to learning more about other races though he loved German shepherds deeply. In a fiberglass factory, when he was a young man, he became involved in the breed of Rottweiler. Jackson eventually bought one from a colleague. Jackson came home at 1 a.m. once after working the night shift to catch your dog barking at a bone at the front yard, when you had kicked open his back door. Jack found out that all of the value was gone inside the house. The police have been called to inquire about the scene but nothing has ever been recovered. Jackson was eager to prevent the invasion of his home from occurring again.
It made sense to him that if his German shepehrd could be trained to be obedient, it could be trained to be protective as well. This event facilitated jack's extensive research of other methods of dog training. After scouring the area for someone qualified to train protection dogs, he was finally referred to a local Schutzhund club where he learned the three disciplines of Schutzhund: tracking, obedience and protection.
During jackson's first visit to the club, the training director asked him if he wanted to experience being on the receiving end of protection work. Jackson suited up with the protective clothing and took a bite for the first time. Jackson found it to be a very exciting experience, which prompted him to start learning everything he could about the art of training protection dogs. JACKSON discovered that he was especially talented in this field. He advanced to being the helper in two trials the first year he was in the sport. While working as a machinist for the Boeing Company, Wayne honed his skills as a handler and trainer. The first dog he trained in Schutzhund received High-in-Trial. The second dog he trained was also awarded first place in trial and went on to become the National Champion with an excellent rating. It became apparent to Jackson that his real calling was training dogs. In 1987 Jackson left Boeing to become a full-time dog trainer. By 1994, he reached the pinnacle of Schutzhund Competition.Since then, Jackson has trained and handled many different dogs in more than 100 competitions world-wide. The first German shepherd he handled became the Pacific Northwest Schutzhund Champion. Jackson has been awarded the highest scoring Schutzhund dog/handler team in the United States. Jackson became the highest scoring SchH3 team in the Pacific Northwest with 295 points with another of the dogs he trained. He has been awarded Regional and National Champion titles multiple times, always with excellent scores. Jackson was a WUSV World Champion Team Member three years in a row with the same dog. Additionally, Jackson was the highest scoring American dog/handler at the World Championship, has been the winner of the AKC Working Dog Sport Championship with an unbeatable score of 296, and has placed High in Trial with owner, bred, trained and handled award at the GSDCA Schutzhund Invitational. Jackson has also been awarded the highest Schutzhund dog/handler team in the United States and achieved the Good Sportsmanship award for the GSDCA-WDA Nationals. In addition to enjoying the competitions, Wayne also has conducted group obedience classes as well as individual lessons for all kinds of breeds and their owners.
ABOUT PEPER THE GERMAN SHEPHERD
when we found our ideal German Shepherd, Pepper. Pepper was the third dog to join our family. We were a little apprehensive at first about how well a German Shepherd would fit in with our brood, but after researching Pepper's pedigree, we decided to meet her. We fell in love immediately. As a mother Pepper was amazing. Her care and concern for her puppies was tender and sweet. She literally tiptoed around them to avoid stepping on them and their slightest cry sent her scurrying to their sides to be certain all is well. At the same time, she allowed us to pick up and care for the puppies when it is necessary, watching carefully all the while but seeming to understand that what we are doing is for their good. Having seen her with her puppies, I realized how her interaction with us and my children works; she shows the same attentiveness to my kids as she does her puppies. She shows no sign of fear or disturbance, however, she feels it is her job to know where they are and to let them know by her presence that she is by their side and wants to make certain they are fine. If she can see them, then all is well with her. Why does this matter? Simply that these are traits that have been bred into her and that will be passed down to her offspring, thus producing ideal companion/protector/family dogs. Obviously, training comes into play with all of this (contact us if you want to get in touch with an excellent trainer). However, at a certain point training only goes so far, and a poorly bred dog with a bad or fearful disposition will only improve so much even under the most vigorous of training. This perfection in personality, temperament, looks, and breeding that we searched for and finally found in Pepper has been what we have searched for in every dog that we have brought into our home. All of our German Shepherds are of the highest quality, and we will stand by that quality every time. The other aspect that comes into play when it comes to a dog's health, temperament, and disposition, is the first 8 weeks of the puppies life. This period of time forms lifelong habits that are very significant throughout the life of the dog. We keep our whelping box and puppy room extremely clean (bordering on obsessive). We have separate areas for playing, sleeping, eating and pottying. A clean puppy is a good start to a lifelong clean dog, and house training will prove much easier with a puppy raised this way right form the very start rather than with one who is used to eliminating in the areas he sleeps, eats, and plays in. Next, due to the family centered way our puppies come into the world, we are able to give each and every puppy the time and attention that it needs and deserves. Puppies will be exposed to all the noises of home life (that it may encounter in your home) before the fear period of the puppies' lives even arrives. Puppies will be exposed to kids (we have seven), strangers, loud noises, car rides, and strange smells and environments. This is extremely important in forming a steady temperament in your dog. Once again, this initial period will only go so far and dedicated training is a must for any puppy, especially an energetic breed like a German Shepherd. However, it makes a world of difference to start this time out on the right foot. A puppy locked in a kennel in a building far away from people, noises, and the hustle and bustle of daily life will only be able to go so far when it comes to socialization skills. Finally, we will keep your puppy for 8 weeks with it's litter mates as per state regulation. This is considered to be the best practice for well balanced dog psychology and for the puppies' health. This gives your puppy time to learn from it's mother and litter mates before striking out on its own. During this period your puppy will interact with its mother and siblings and be taught important life lessons. At the same time rough play will get a scolding from mom if it goes too far. Biting will be corrected with a loud yip and yelp. Many times, a puppy that grows up to be a biter and chewer can be traced back to this period; it likely left its litter before the age of 8 weeks and therefore was not corrected many, many times throughout the day by the others in its litter and its mother. We truly believe that the extra money put into a well bred dog will seem absolutely insignificant in the long run. Health problems and corresponding vet fees will be minimized, as well as bad temperament issues. When you consider that this puppy will be a part of your family for many years to come, the initial investment is is minimal compared to the reward of having a healthy and happy lifetime companion. We have most certainly found this to be true in our home.
If you are interested in one of our puppies, please contact us! We would be happy to answer any questions you might have!
TRAINING OUR GERMAN SHEPHERD FOR SALE
The German Shepherd is a very intelligent breed of dog. It is efficient, solid, and offers its owners great companionship. It is naturally adept at nose games and, when properly trained, can easily sniff out the hardest of objects. It also helps the dog burn excess power, and decreases boredom. In order to locate missing people, illnesses, and even explosives, German shepherds can use their incredible sense of smell. This can train your pet to easily find things in domestic households and play games with you better.
You need to teach your dog how to use the nose to do the trick to help your dog find things. Teach it the command that when you say "Go, find it," your German Shepherd should spring into action. Do it by choosing a delicious treat for the dog first, then throw it on the floor. Say the magical command "Find it" as your German shepherd moves to pick up a treat. Take your pet's challenge, keep his leash and throw the treat away from the line of sight of your dog. Let it explore and recover the neighborhood. It takes time but the results can be great. The practice is what matters eventually.
Allow your german shepherd to find the treat, never rush. In the event that the dog cannot find it, follow the leash and allow it to sniff till it reaches the jackpot. Keep it fun to stop your pet and yourself frustrating. Let your dog enjoy it at all times. You'd know when your animal masters the first act as you observe your pet. When you're ready, introduce a new smell to your German shepherd. Challenge your dog, let him find this again and master his search skills. This will make it possible to distinguish between the two aromas and clarify things.
Once your German Shepherd accomplishes the task, appreciate it and teach it a signal that you make when the dog finds and retrieves the object. Your German Shepherds would be able to locate and retrieve various objects that have different scents and would be easily able to differentiate among these. Play the command regularly and find games.
“Ah, Ah” —– We condition the dogs to the sound “ah, ah” for all unwanted behaviors. For anything the dog is doing wrong, “ah, ah” can be used to redirect their focus and communicate to them that what they are doing is unwanted. “Ah, ah” is just before or during correction or negative reinforcement is used. “Ah, ah” is quick, clear, and easy. It is similar to saying no. It redirects the dogs focus to the task at hand and if the unwanted behavior persists we can apply correction or negative reinforcement as needed. This is called a conditioned aversive stimulus and can be associated with any sound as long as it is consistent, conditioned and aversive. The dog will want to avoid this sound.
“Here”—– We use the word “here” to bring the dogs to us fully. Say the dogs name and once you have their focus, say the word here. The dog is taught to come in and stay with the handler until he/she is released. You may use the “vibrate” or stimulation feature on the e-collar to reinforce this behavior. The dog has been taught to turn the collar off by coming in. If he or she leaves before the approval, turn the collar back on until the dog returns.
“Heel”—– Is when the dog is next to our side. Before we start to walk, we say the dogs name and make eye contact with the dog. Once the dog has made eye contact, we then say heel and begin to walk. If the dog starts to walk in front or pull, we use the “ah, ah” and then follow up with a tug on the lead or a light nick on the e-collar.
“Whoa”—– Whoa, is used with the german shepherd breed when we want the dogs to stop and stand still with out taking extra steps. “Whoa” is also used when the dog establishes point and we “whoa” them so we can flush the bird. While at home, you can “whoa” the dog for food, before going outside, or when working on retrieves. It is important to maintain the “whoa” cue on the off season to ensure that the dog does not get confused the first time out hunting for the year. “Whoa” can be reinforced with the e-collar by using a nick every time the dog takes a step or moves.
“Okay”—– This is the universal release word. Any time the dog is to be released use “okay”. This word can be used for releasing the dog from heel, the dog bed, when ready to hunt.
“Find it” —– This cue is used when the dog is to physically find an object. Whether, it is a treat, bumper, ball, or bird, we use “find it” so; the dog knows to start searching. We continue towards the object to help the dog in the right direction until the object has been retrieved or consumed. If the dog has been threw a conditioned retrieve, we would then use the word fetch.
“Fetch” —– This term is used when the dog must go and pick an object or bird up and return to the handler’s hand. If the object is dropped, use a light stimulation or vibrate until the dog has returned to the object and picked the object up. Once the dog has picked up the object, turn off the stimulation or vibration.
“Sit”—– When the dog is asked to sit, we say the word one time. If the dog does not sit, use the “ah, ah” and then show them what you are asking or move your body forward towards the dog using subtle dominance to get them to sit. If the dog hears the word more than once, they will start to re-condition themselves to respond after it has been repeated several times. The dog then must remain sitting until they are released or until another cue is given. With the pointing breeds, typically we only use this while dog is on lead at our sides or when they are also used for waterfowl. If the dog is collar conditioned to sit, it can be reinforced with the e-collar.
Whistle ConditioningWhistle conditioning is a form of communication with the dog. Depending on the queue from the whistle, will indicate to the dog, what you would like him/her to do.
One Long Tap —–One long tap or blow from the whistle will indicate one of two things: With the flushing breed or with waterfowl training, this will indicate “sit”. If the dog does not sit to the whistle, use the “ah, ah” and reinforce with the e-collar (if the dog has been collar conditioned to sit) or show the dog what you would like them to do. The second is for the pointing breeds. When one long tap has been done, the pointing dog should stop and “whoa”. This can also be reinforced with the “ah, ah” and a light nick on the e-collar for every extra step the dog takes. To release the dog, use “okay”.
Two Taps —–Two taps from the whistle lets the dog know that they are getting to far out of range or that the hunting group is going to be turning (example: the group needs to turn left or right, make two taps on the whistle and start turning. The dog should follow the lead of the group and turn). If the dog doesn’t come back into range or does not turn with the group, use a light stimulation on the collar or the “vibrate” until the dog is where he or she should be. Once the dog is in the right area, turn the stimulation or the vibration off, and the dog will continue to hunt.
Five or more Taps —–Five or more taps on the whistle indicates to the dog that they need to come all the way back to the handler. This is equivalent to the here cue and can be reinforced the in the same manner.