Okay so when I last brought Odin to my breeder I showed her all the things I have taught Odin and she was impressed and said I should put him in Obedience. Thing is I have no clue where to start, I have no education on the subject. I did a little reading and have begun a little understanding but was wondering how other people have started out.
So far at 13 weeks Odin know sit, down, stand, shake, speak, off, and leave it.
Congrats on a smart puppy and that you want to do more with him.
If you are looking for competitive obedience find the best trainer (one who is competing) in your area. (get recomendations & check it out--classes should be fun and exercises short) Get into a class that will lead to competiive training. Make it known that is what you are looking for. Get private lessons if you can afford it. Atlas was in a puppy class where all the puppies were going to go into competitive obedience. Because of early training he has less retraining that has to be done now that he is an adult dog.
If your are just wanting to train and learn. (not wanting to compete) Read, socialize and get into fun classes. You and your dog will get to a higher mental plane with each other and your dog will thrive on it.
This breed loves to be with, work with and play (training is play for my dogs) with you. You will be his end all in his world. There is nothing like a relationship that is like this. I would not have it any other way.
Ditto on the above post but you can also in the meantime take your guy to Petsmart/Petco and get him to do his newly learned exercises in front of people. You could also find a local AKC obedience trial and go to watch how it works. Plus get a copy of the rules from AKC. Above all.............have fun.
Agree with all of the above. Read everythng you can find. I had never done "formal" obedience and trials until Baron and I am 61 years old. If I can do it, anyone can! I found this book very helpful "Clicker Training for Obedience" by Morgan Spector. But I also think it is improtant to get in a good training class with a good trainer. At least to get yourself started. Also like VZ said, get the AKC rules book. Only $8.00 on their web site. Best of luck and keep us updated.