I have been involved in training German Shepherd Dogs for the better part of 30 years.
I went to school and became a certified master trainer thru Gateway K-9 Academy in O’Fallon, MO near St. Louis in 1983. The following several years included training K9 Teams for many St. Louis area municipalities such as: O’Fallon, MO, St. Louis County; Des Peres, MO; Ferguson, MO; St. Ann, MO; Jackson County MO Sheriff Department and others. Training specialties include: Obedience, Personal Protection, Area Protection, Tracking, Article Search, Narcotics Detection and more.
Having trained all breeds of dogs through the years, in my opinion, none compare to that of a German Shepherd. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great breeds that have excellent qualities for the dogs I respect. Breeds such as Belgian Malinoise, Rottweilers, Belgian Shepherds and Dutch Shepherds to name a few. However; in my opinion the temperament of the German Shepherd dog with it’s keen sense of smell, owner loyalty, protection skills, and the ability of them to adapt quickly and handle situations of stress, all while remaining calm and controlled, puts them above the other breeds and gets my vote for FAVORITE ALL AROUND DOG!
KARRI & KEVIN SARTAIN
DR. DANA GILLIG, DVM