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Assertive K-9 Crash Course

Assertive K-9 Crash Course

Is your dog’s behavior driving you crazy? Does your hectic schedule prevent you from joining one of our weekly training courses? If you don’t have a lot of time and you need to get your…

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How To Help Fearful Dogs

How To Help Fearful Dogs

Growing up we learned that scary movies aren’t real, there’s no monster hiding under our bed, and you won’t actually die from eating that strange looking casserole your mom made. Thankfully, we humans learn a…

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How To Prevent Dog Aggression

How To Prevent Dog Aggression

Let’s face it, some dog breeds have gotten a bad rap over the years for being aggressive. Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, as well as several others have all ended up on the “mean dog”…

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It's Jennifer and Kenai. Kenai is now an OFFICIAL THERAPY DOG, here in Chula Vista/San Diego. She passed the CGC test on the first try, she also passed the therapy dog testing on the first try as well. We had…read more

Jeanne Smith

We purchased a beautiful, female puppy from Thinschmidt in the spring of 2013.  Having owned large breed dogs for 30+years, we knew exceptional breeding was essential in choosing a GSD puppy.  At the time, our family included a 10 year…read more

Jeanne Smith

OMG!!! You guys are by far the best. I cannot Thank You guys enough for making my trip that much more fun by me feeling at ease that my dogs were in such good hands. Not only Amazingly well taken…read more

Jennifer Plancarte

We purchased our first German Shepherd from Thinschmidt and couldn't be more pleased. I researched several different breeders not only in California but across the U.S. I couldn't be more pleased with Assertive K9 for the quality of dog we…read more


I have purchased 2 German Shepherds from this Breeder. I originally searched all over the California for the top Breeder. the dogs are so well trained at 13 weeks when you pick them up they should be in Guiness book…read more

Gary Temel