German Shepherd Dog Stacking

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Hi Everyone,

Today, I am going to attempt to tell you the correct way to stack a German Shepherd Dog.  The more correct structurally your German Shepherd Dog is the easier they will be to stack.  For example if your German Shepherd Dog’s feet turn out and are not parallel to the body lines this is called east/west, and to get the feet in the correct position, you will have to screw them into the ground.  This is very difficult to do while making your German Shepherd Dog comfortable enough to stand still for three or four minutes in a correct stack.

Grabbing the Left Elbow to Place the Left Foot

Grabbing the Left Elbow to Place the Left Foot

The basic stack starts always at the front feet.  Throw the leash to the side out of the way of the stack. Grab the German Shepherd Dog’s right side scruff and the side of their cheek with your right hand.  With the left hand reach over the shepherd and grab the left elbow and place the left foot directly under the German Shepherd Dog with the left foot pointing straight relative to the body line of the shepherd switch hands now grabbing the left scruff and cheek with the left hand.  Take your right hand and grab the right elbow and place the right foot in perfect alignment with the left foot about five to six apart.  Switch hands again and take your left hand and gently run it down the left side of your German Shepherd Dog down the left leg to the hock.

Reaching Back to Correctly Place the Left Hock

Reaching Back to Correctly Place the Left Hock

Grab the left hock and pull the entire leg back until you can place the left foot on the ground so the left hock is perpendicular to the ground.  Switch hands again grabbing the left scruff with your left hand.  With your right hand grab the right rear hock and lift and place it under the body below the stomach. Most the time you can lift this leg and let it drop into the correct position by pulling it forwards slightly.

Well that is the proper procedure for stacking a German Shepherd Dog.  While this is easier said than done with a little practice and patience, you can have your German shepherd Dog stacking like a champion.

A Perfectly Stacked Champion Heidelberg's Genny Heatherh

A Perfectly Stacked Champion Heidelberg’s Genny Heatherh

Ask me a Question and I will provide my opinion. Also, please see our web page: KeystoneGermanShepherds

Sincerely,

KeystoneGermanShepherds

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