Appleridge Obedience Family German Shepherds 

Appleridge German Shepherds (423)457-3808 -Now in Atlanta GA, Annette text,phone appleridgegsd@hotmail.com 32 Years Dedication to Purebred Dogs , Atlanta, Cleveland, Ontario-CKC AKC Inspected and Approved

Angel & Advanced Trained German Shepherd Pups

Angel Trained pups- Pick your pup from an upcoming litter and we will be happy to train it to the level that you need :) 

  Please call or contact us to discuss preparing a pup for you from an upcoming litter. We can help make sure you get a pup with the qualities that you you and your families "Wish List" and then train her or him to the level that your family needs.  We will Train your Puppy for you!

Angel Trained Pup

  • House manners started day and  night ( week 1 needs umbilical re enforcement in their new home)
  • Comes happily and eagerly on command off lead - on leash started 
  • Car riding manners in their crate   - started 
  • Leave it command introduced with any item - started " yes, good leave it!" 
  • Stairs introduced, puppies shouldn't be using full staircases without supervision  - started ( closed tred stairs so far)
  • sit politely for petting in front of children and people - working hard on learning not to jump up for attention
  • sit for vitamin
  • sit for food in bowl
  • Sit, sit wait, sit stay, sit - wait come ( 1 minute)
  • Down, down wait, down stay - 3 - 10 minutes on bed or pillow or cot, depending age focus
  • go on your bed ( cote) 
  • Introduction to House training, crate training, pen training to mind and be quiet ( new environments require the crate to be close to you for a week or so)  
  • go "outside" to assist in understanding about " potty outside"
  • go "inside" when we have successfully done a "potty outside"
  • "wait" at the door, be patient for handler 
  • Mind -perfect manners, children plus other animals -NO jumping "off"   - started 
  •  Baby dogs will happily keep the leash mostly loose as they learn their "stay with me" skills. Started.  
  • Lets go! Walk politely beside me as we learn to go for walks off leash in yard and in home to follow us room to room
  • Solid stairs will be introduced (less than 3 treads)- started 
  • Loose lead manners training for casual outings including potty  
  • 2 regular puppy baby dog vaccines completed. 
  • maintained on heartworm, wormer, and bug protection
  • includes lifetime support, lifetime microchip monitoring, book, Training DVD, Family DVD Program
  • Trained in English. German, by request. A training video and manual will accompany. Adoption cost will include shots to date, completed, including worming. Documented.
  • Your baby dog will be worked with by our children, which will help the pup to understand that little people may train differently than adults.  Exposure to our young children, cats and little dogs will help your pup throughout life, with respecting and accepting them.  This exposure is critical in the first 16 weeks of a pup's life.  


    S ocialization
    T raining
    A ctivity
    R esponsibility


    1. Maintains puppy's health (vaccines, exams, appears healthy)

    2. Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge

    3. Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan

    4. Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator

    5. Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up after puppy

    6. Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy-collar tag, etc.


    7. Free of aggression toward people during at least 6 weeks of class

    8. Free of aggression toward other puppies in class

    9. Tolerates collar or body harness of owner's choice

    10. Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)

    11. Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy


    12. Allows (in any position) petting by a person other than the owner

    13. Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam (ears, feet)

    14. Walks on a Leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight line (15 steps)

    15. Walks by other people-Walks on leash past other people 5-ft away

    16. Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure

    17. Down on command-Owner may use a food lure

    18. Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called

    19. Reaction to Distractions-distractions are presented 15-ft away

    20. Stay on leash with another person (owner walks 10 steps and returns)

    Advance Puppy Training Program 12-16 weeks of age
     (Canine Good Citizen Preparation) & (Star Puppy AKC Program)

    • Training will be completed by 16 weeks of age- Dependent on puppies ability - CGC Certificate in most cases)
    •  (Canine Good Citizen Preparation) Training : Sit, sit wait, sit stay, stay wait come, sit wait. Sit will be 1 minute + 
    • Down, down wait, down stay (Down, stay- will be 30 min)
    • Hand signal, down wait release on command
    • House trained, crate trained, pen trained to mind and be quiet
    • Stay in crate all night without messing it or crying. 11 pm to 6:30 am. Transition period still applies
    • Prepared for freedom in your home, taught not to touch "leave it" 
    • "OFF" not to jump on humans, furniture or up on things like the counter. 
    • "Leave it" taught not to touch, sniff, look at or bother" someone or something
    • Mind -perfect manners, children and elderly plus other animals -NO jumping
    • Heel. Heel 6" from my leg on a loose lead. Heel from motion.
    • Lets go! Walk politely on a loose lead, beside me any direction anywhere.
    • Heel speeds-fast, normal, slow, steps
    • figure 8 heeling in any direction trained
    • "Nice" taking treats or other items nicely
    • Car manners
    • Social skills with other dogs,puppies & people.
    • Distracted training, puppy is taught to listen no matter what is going on around them. 
    • Loose lead manners training for casual outings including potty breaks on lead
    • XI. All 3 regular puppy baby dog vaccines, ( 1 Rab) Rabies vaccine if leaving the Country.
    • Trained in English. (German, by request) A training video and manual will accompany. Adoption cost will include all of his shots completed including rabies and worming.

    • * we will only do Advance levels on dogs we have tested or bred and whom have completed the previous levels with us
    AKC S.T.A.R.


    A key component of the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is a responsible owner. Our Canine Good Citizen® Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge is for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® Program too. Responsibility should start the moment you decide to add a new dog or puppy to your family.


    I will be responsible for my dog's health needs. These include:

    • routine veterinary care including check-ups and vaccines
    • adequate nutrition through proper diet; clean water at all times
    • daily exercise and regular bathing and grooming

    I will be responsible for my dog's safety.

    • I will properly control my dog by providing fencing where appropriate, not letting my dog run loose, and using a leash in public.
    • I will ensure that my dog has some form of identification when appropriate (which may include collar tags, tattoos, or microchip ID).
    • I will provide adequate supervision when my dog and children are together.

    I will not allow my dog to infringe on the rights of others.

    • I will not allow my dog to run loose in the neighborhood.
    • I will not allow my dog to be a nuisance to others by barking while in the yard, in a hotel room, etc.
    • I will pick up and properly dispose of my dog's waste in all public areas such as on the grounds of hotels, on sidewalks, parks, etc.
    • I will pick up and properly dispose of my dog's waste in wilderness areas, on hiking trails, campgrounds and in off-leash parks.

    I will be responsible for my dog's quality of life.

    • I understand that basic training is beneficial to all dogs.
    • I will give my dog attention and playtime.
    • I understand that owning a dog is a commitment in time and caring.