At German Shepherds Florida we strive to feature and train competitive working line German Shepherds. Pick. the perfect Schutzhund IPO, AKC, or Ring competition working prospect. We are not a kennel or boarding facility. We work with a select group of high quality breeders in dog sport to provide specialized working line German Shepherds for IPO Dog Sport Handlers and then assist New Handlers through education and training both on and offsite in Schutzhund Dog Sport.
At this time we are featuring no German Shepherd Puppies for sale. German Shepherds Florida will advertise only German Shepherd Puppies from proven Schutzhund lines. We seek to place working line German Shepherds with IPO Handlers for use in IPO and other Dog Sport. German Shepherds are loyal family pets and make excellent protection dogs when properly trained.
Check out our Upcoming Litters Page to see what the Kennels we work with are planning. Now expecting Upcoming Litter from Vom Glockner Haus Kennel breeding of Ali Vom Hofe Schumacher and Tequila vom Haus Winheim.
Looking for a trained AKC Registered Schutzhund IPO Protection Sport Dog? Choose from a small select range of imported and or domestically raised Schutzhund trained German Shepherd dogs, with titles from BH to IPO 3.
BASIC OBEDIENCE - German Shepherds trained with the GSF System of training may begin basic obedience training at eight weeks of age. This training includes imprinting and shaping introductory commands such as: come, sit, down, and touch. The touch command is used for more complex touch pad training later in heeling, jumps, and send outs. Basic Obedience classes are offered to IPO Dog Sport Handlers and Home Pet Owners using a motivational approach.
ADVANCED DOG SPORT TRAINING - Advanced training in IPO available:
Check the CLASSES page for available IPO Schutzhund Classes at GSF.
Tracking - Scent pad foundation work, beginning straight tracks, adding turns, and article identification.
Protection - Puppy bite work foundation, intermediate developmental bite work (IPO sport specific), the bark and hold, the directed search, and advanced protection skills.
Advanced Obedience - Focused heeling, the retrieve, jumps, commands in motion, and the directed send away.
BH Preparatory Class - For New Schutzhund IPO Handlers
Helper Work and Advanced Dog Sport Training is by appointment only.
Contact David at 352.396.5153 for training availability.
GSF BASIC TRACKING SCHEDULE - Follow this link for easy to follow instructions in basic IPO Schutzhund Tracking for First Time IPO Dog Handlers.
German Shepherds Florida (GSF) will add more training aids for the New IPO Handler as time progresses to include basic Obedience and Protection Drills. For further and more personalized study we recommend seeking an IPO Schutzhund Club in your area and contacting our GSF Trainer. If you would like information on Clubs or Local Trainers please submit a contact form with your question or simply call between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM Monday - Saturday.
CRATE TRAINING - All Handlers with German Shepherds trained by German Shepherds Florida are encouraged to crate train starting at eight weeks of age. At GSF we recommend crate training of all German Shepherds, especially working K9 pups and IPO sport dogs, as these German Shepherds will spend a good portion of their life in vehicles.
SOCIALIZATION- One of the most important phases of training a new puppy is how to behave around families and other dogs. At German Shepherds, the dogs we train will have a social advantage and head start on most kennel dogs as we actively socialize and encourage Handlers to socialize each German Shepherd in our training system with families and other dogs.
REINFORCEMENT- Of course it is up to the new owner to reinforce these behaviors and insure continued education to assure success. For more extensive and advanced dog training we encourage every new dog owner to find a field sport of personal interest and unlock your German Shepherd's full potential.
TRAIN YOUR GERMAN SHEPHERD WITH EXPERIENCED HELP
IN TRACKING, OBEDIENCE, AND PROTECTION.
Schutzhund IPO, AKC, French Ring, Mondio
We encourage all new German Shepherd Puppy owners to get involved with dog sport. German Shepherds Florida can assist you in finding a local Schutzhund IPO , AKC, or Ring Club.
Let us help you connect with clubs and events!
Arts and Crafts related to the German Shepherd
Are you an artist or maker of GSD crafts?
Let GSF feature your work for free!
Providing working line puppies to experienced and new handlers.
GERMAN SHEPHERDS FLORIDA
OPEN TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
GSF Fields are Located in LADY LAKE, FL 32159
This training time is open to IPO Schutzhund enthusiasts
regardless of dog breed and is a time to come and enjoy working Obedience, Tracking, and Protection on the GSF Fields.
This is a family welcome clean environment.
Now accepting new members!
USCA Certified Helper Available for Protection Routine
Contact David: 352-396-5153
*There will be No Training March 23rd or 30th.*
German Shepherds Florida Promotes IPO Dog Sport By Training the Next Generation of IPO Handlers
The GSF Youth Handler Program is our contribution to IPO Dog Sport - It is a time where young people who are interested in IPO Dog Sport can be mentored by our trainers. David Collette, GSF Trainer and Founder, is both an active Youth Minister who is dedicated to Christian Discipleship, as well as a certified and licensed Dog Trainer in Lady Lake, Florida using his passion for dogs as a tool to positively mentor and encourage young people to engage in the worthy rewarding task of Dog Handling, Training and competing.
Interested parents please contact David at 352.396.5153