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German Shepherd dogs - I love them with their amazing characters, attitudes to life and their loyalty. I have lived with over 30, nine at one time so understand them a bit. I have helped many thousands but they still surprise me.

You will see some of them in photos recently published but there are many more. I currently have 2 boys who have their own challenges. Barney hates people, well he doesn’t trust them and after his rough start, who can blame him. Buddy joined me last year after we suddenly lost Skye, our big white girl who helped so many dogs. He is just over a year old and full of mischief. His nickname is “swampy crab” as he loves water and walks sideways . He’s a nice dog but a lot to learn.

With all this knowledge to share,  I have restarted our German Shepherd club for owners of this magnificent breed with a specific course running once a fortnight for every dog that has been through our assessment programme.

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GSD Programme

We know you have a special dog just like our Buddy who is a teenage tearaway. We have shown you how to work with them perhaps using a head collar and double training lead and we see you struggling with their personality as they vie with you in class. It is hard work and we recognise this as we have the same challenges. Keep up the good work won’t you, because it will happen.

However, we also know because we do too, that you love your dogs attitude to life and part of you doesn’t want lose that spirit. So we wanted to offer you another option for training.


At Walkabout we never say that one size fits all in our training methods and although we want to encourage you to keep using the head collar as it gives you control of your dog when out and about, we want to share with you other ways to help you move forwards and eventually just walk your dog on its collar and lead or off lead. 


We have  designed a special programme for this magnificent breed to help owners like yourself to learn more. Whether it is some social skills, things to teach your working breed or the basics for the new puppy we are here to help.

Course details are available on the packages page.

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Club membership

Membership is by invitation only and will be offered after the initial training package has been completed.

There is an annual fee of £20 but gives you 5% off your training packages. priority booking of social walks and special workshops plus access to our board and train service if your dog is suitable.

New applications will be accepted in

January 2024

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