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Guardian Home Program

What is the Guardian Home Program? 

Here at Aydt’s Shepherds we feel to maintain our lines and move forward with always improving the breed we need to have a variety of breeding dogs in our program.  Our guardian program was designed so that we may expand our breeding program in a way that keeps our dogs happiest.  Our dogs will never live in outdoor kennels. German Shepherds thrive on being loved members of a family and having a purpose in life.  They belong right beside their people in a loving home.  We have been blessed with wonderful, loving guardian homes and will have a select few puppies available who will be in need of a guardian home in the future. 

 Criteria to be considered as a Guardian Family: 

1.  Live within 1 hour of Linton, Indiana.  If not, you must be willing to transport your dog to and from us. 

2.  Own, not rent your home. 

3. Have a fenced in yard.  (We may make an exception to this on a case by case basis)

4. Feed only Victor Professionals dog food which will be ordered by you, paid for by you, and shipped to your home.  

5.  Follow our vaccination protocol. 

6. Complete at least one obedience class at your expense.    

8.  Monthly photos and updates so that we may keep in touch with how the puppy is maturing.  

9. Making the puppy available for testing and vet visits as we see necessary.  

10.  Love your puppy!  

Our Guardian Home families get to experience the best puppies that we have to offer. Please be aware that we only keep back medium-high drive puppies that must be placed in active pet or working homes. These puppies will take daily effort to shape into a well-mannered family member. This type of puppy needs daily mental and physical stimulation. These are not "couch potato" type dogs. Guardian Families are responsible for paying for all pet related care: yearly vaccinations and check ups, flea and heart worm preventatives, toys, dog food, vitamins, training, crate, bowls, etc. We will pay for all health testing to make sure the puppy meets our breeding standards. If the puppy passes all health tests then they will have a few litters and will retire in the comfort of your home. If for some reason the puppy fails a test, the puppy will be altered, and will remain in your home forever. Pregnant females will live with us while they raise their puppies, approximately 10 weeks or less. Stud dogs need to be available when females come into heat. 

Benefits of Being a Guardian Family:

 * Receive a puppy from us or an outside breeder at no cost.

 * Receive special training rates when available. 

 * Receive special boarding rates when available.

 * Receive unlimited training advise, help, and resources from us. 

If you meet the following criteria above and are interested in being a Guardian Family for one of our puppies please fill out our Guardian Home Application, so we can learn more about you. 

Guardian Homes needed for 2023

Sophie is looking for a guardian home! She is a smaller frame female with a medium drive. Sophie is house trained, crate trained, on leash trained, and off leash trained. This sweet girl adores children and has zero dog or human aggression. She loves to go for car rides and be involved in everything. She is 1 yr old which means she is a teenager! She listens well, but still needs to be monitored 24/7 until she matures. She excells in a structured environment and will take advantage of pushovers! Sophie does great at our home and is easy to care for. 

Guardian Home Training Rates


4 week Program

This program focuses on the foundation of potty training, crate training, and socialization. In addition, puppies will be taught basic puppy commands and receive their AKC STAR Puppy title. Lastly, we will continue your puppy's routine vet care. Cost is $1,500.


8 week program

During this program, we will continue potty training, crate training, socialization, and manners. We will begin strengthening the foundation commands by attending weekly field trips. Puppies will go home fully vaccinated and receive their AKC CGC title. Cost is $2,750


On & Off Leash Training

This is for dogs at least 6 months old. We will teach your dog the following commands on leash and off leash: heel, sit, down, stay, come, and off. We will socialize your dog and take weekly field trips to strengthen commands. An e-collar is included. Cost is $1,800 

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