I have always loved German Shepherds every since I was a little girl. My aunt had one and his name was King. Extremely smart dog. It took me over 20 years to get some of my own. The german shepherd is the only dog i truly like. Personality wise they are extremely smart, extremely loyal, very gently around kids, and you can train them for just about anything you desire in a dog. Very easily trained. I have always wanted to breed them to get the best personality with the beautiful show quality and loving temperament a german shepherd can have.
I like the working dogs that is in society helping in one way or another. I am into training my dogs search and rescue, cadaver, agility( SAR and cadaver are just occasional training sessions), Trick Training, CGC certification(Good Canine Citizenship) (CGC is a passion of mine and I use this training in my classes on the weekend). Dogs can earn 7 titles from me. This is all a work in progress, I just became an evaluator/trainer for AKC CGC in 2012. I have started learning the search and rescue through a trainer in 2012 as well. I now have weekly social classes for dogs. Mostly german shepherds but all breeds are welcome. My training centers on keeping the dogs in their homes and helping owners with the difficult task of understanding what your dogs need to become the dog you want. This will usually be based on the owners learning to change their energy to become the leaders the dogs trust and listen to.
I am a firm believe a dog is a pack animal and I do my best to keep my dogs in a pack, as family. I have had to make adjustments to that a few times as my pack has grown. I have a few dogs that dont do well in a pack mentality and I keep them with a one or two dogs as friends. But in general my dogs are in a pack and come in and out of the house whenever they want. I never wanted the typical breeder having all the dogs in kennels and the dogs never really learn how to be the beloved pet that we all want and love. All my dogs get my love and attention every day. I can get pretty busy through the day with visitors and training but I always make time to visit all the dogs and love on them. I use to have the entire pack running with the puppies by 7 weeks but since I went from 8 dogs to 16 dogs I have had to limit the dogs because in their excitement the babies are usually ran over a lot. :) So I make sure all the dogs get to spend time with the puppies in smaller groups. Teaching the puppies how to socialize with the bigger dogs and teaching the older dogs to be gentle around the little ones.