Training Philosophy

My job as a trainer is to teach you to be a better dog handler by providing you the tools and skills to ensure that your dogs are a joy for you and others to be around; in and out of the classroom setting.

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 I believe in results!  Realistically, you can expect your dog to be proficient in basic obedience commands which includes sit, down, stay, heel, walking loosely on a leash without pulling, etc…  You should be able to perform these exercises in the presence of distractions and without the use of treats by the conclusion of your 8 week course.

Breeding Philosophy

The German Shepherd has been in my life since birth. I have a love for the over all make-up of the breed. My goal as a breeder is to offer beautiful, healthy, even tempered pups for families or those seeking therapy dogs. My Adelhorst breeding program is made up of dams/sires with OFA certification or precertification on hips and elbows. 

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A beautiful Shepherd is nothing with out a solid, well rounded temperment. Temperment is the main focus here at Adelhorst. By this I simply mean the same dog suitable for guarding, should be able to be a toddler's best friend, as well as a therapy dog. Therefore, you will see all of Adelhorst Shepherds are, or soon will be, AKC obedience certified as well as in a therapy dog program.

© Anna Childs 2016