It looks like I will be able to finally get the Giant Schnauzer I have been wanting for a while. I will likely be doing the puppy classes through the local petco as they happen to be about a half mile from my apartment. I mainly figure those will be good for the basics plus they are huge for socialization. I am also talking to a relatively local K9 search and rescue group as being a working breed they really need to have a job and with my skill set search and rescue seems like a logical choice.
I was just curious if there are any particular training references you guys have found helpful.
Also on a semi related note are there any particular accessories you have gotten and liked for your dog? Currently ontop of the basic stuff I am looking at a vest and ear protection.