Thanks everyone. (I don't know how I managed to get my name into the Title area of this thread ) I'm really enjoying this "sissy sport" of Schutzhund! Am also gaining an admiration for the GSD, a breed I never even thought about in the past.
Here's a picture of Fritz this time last year. Finding a trainer that I feel 100% comfortable with seemed impossible. My boy was acquired with thoughts of his being a pet. No more protection training..... Ha! Living with Fritz for a few weeks changed that plan. Luckily I found a trainer I'm thrilled with and we're on the training field twice a week, snow, rain or shine.
This board has turned out to be fun too. I love seeing everyone's working dog pictures.