Schutzhund, dog sport

SCHUTZHUND - Schutzhund Training

 

Schutzhund Sport

Schutzhund began as a test for working dogs.

Personal thoughts on training .

 

1) The track teaches the dog HOW to track.

2) Consistancy within and AMONG all phases is key.

3) Long Down is a MUST.

4) You MUST be smarter than the dog to train it. ;-)

5) Reward the TRY in the beginning.

6) Then CONDITION the response.

Schutzhund's purpose was to determine which dogs should be used for breeding that had working ability. The growing demand for better working dogs made more sophisticated tests and training necessary. These dogs were needed for police training, border patrol, customs, military ,and herding activities. Schutzhund tests the dog's mental stability, endurance, structural efficiencies, ability to scent, willingness to work, courage, & trainability.

This Schutzhund  site is what the current sport is all about. Competitions, titles, scoring, training articles for different exercises, reading pedigrees etc. 

Schutzhund dog sport is similar to 3-day eventing with horses. You are judged in 3 different areas of training on the same day. Larger events (national and or regional competitions) may divide these phases into 2 or 3 different days. Club trials are normally in one day. It may take up to 2 years to become ready to trial. The most difficult part is to find the correct dog for the work. It takes a very sound animal in both mind and body to compete.

You are judged in the sport of Schutzhund in three areas, tracking obedience and protection You must first pass a temperament test and obtain a BH degree to be able to compete. The BH is an obedience degree only.

There are minimum age requirements to enter your dog for the various titles.

 

It is one of those extraordinary mornings that tell us fall is coming. The air is crisp; the trees now striped with reds and yellows in an otherwise summer colored world. On the thick grassy mat lies a dog, breathing calmly with eyes expectant. The handler picks up the old, worn leather line and speaks to the animal. It stands, stares and then lowers its dark muzzle to the cover, moving slowly, steadily along a line no human can know. It's warm breath turns to steam and spreads, for only an instant, across the forward path in burst, like an engine. As it moves, the power increases so it is driven by only one desire, the fusion of scent and animal. When it reaches the first corner, it senses the change and shifts to another direction, confident of its skill and purpose. As the dog moves towards the distant hills, the trainer -only walking behind- has a solitary wonder of what voice from nature this child of the wolf is hearing.

The above taken from the book " TRACKING: the beginning" by Gary Patterson

Sirius Publishing 3333 S. Bannock, Suite 950 Englewood, Colorado 80110

Links to other sites of interest below

LINKS to related sites
Equipment

 

http://k9noz.com/noz_006.htm biothane lines, same material that has been used for horses forever.

 

http://www.fenrirk9.com targeting guards for bitesuits

 

 

Stephen Sheridan, USA made equipment

 

Roco Sport nice ob tugs

 

Magnet balls http://www.top-matic.com/en/instruction.html


KurtUSA - 59843 trial sleeve, make covers to fit the Schweikerts in their place in Va. distributor of Schweikert going on 10 years now ------ MADE IN THE USA

 

http://countrycanine.net/Products/Specialty_Leashes/Tracking_Equipment/botcher_harness.htm

biothane bottcher harness for tracking

 

Hallmarkk9.com - gappay equipment in the USA

 

spot markers

 

Sundogs Gear - excellent ring leg sleeves.

 

22 crimps

 

half sleeve

 

http://canine-consultants.com/catalog.html - I have heard they make nice suits. I have not seen one myself. Not sure how safe the material is?

 

ALM american made bitesuits and equipment

 

Seynaeve Dog Sport excellent material on bitesuits

http://seynaeve.us/ - excellent bite material. safe for the dogs teeth

 

http://www.seynaevedogsport.com/index.html

 

http://www.hst-cejka.com/

 

http://www.totalk-9.com/ - double jute sleeve covers, good price

 

dogsportgear.com - plastic on the inside covers but no handles ;-(


Hortons (770) 973-1156 or (770)-973-3842 (will make harness)


KurtUSA - 59843 trial sleeve, make covers to fit the schweikerts in their place in Va. distributor of Schweikert going on 10 years now Made in the USA


McCoy K9 I miss these guys. They had good stuff for the price. If you know who makes their equipment now let me know.

Masters Pride excellent leather items, collars etc.


International Canine Equipment Schweikert sleeves 


Wes's Leathergoods is (318) 726-5900


CanAm K9 Equipment

Central Metal Products #1-800-874-3647 the best wire crate made.


UNIVERSAL K-9


D-flite aluminum crate 419 784-5332


Dethyse


Dog Sport Holland


Donarstreik

FRABO fuer den Hundesport


Harddogs nice suits....but stiff


Ray Allen

Versehoorpak

 

Red Line 1-888-856-2076

 

Totalk-9 - Jumas sleeve owner and the Eurosport sleeve is Jumas

 

Foods

 



Blackwoods -
the 7000 formula is the only formula I would use.


Martins K9 Formula - it got to expensive to ship

AFS -

Oma's Best Raw Food -

 

Taste of the Wild

 

 

Health
Dog Sport Medicine

Vetgen (VWD DNA)

Penn Hip article

OFA
Interviews with Trainers.


AXEL VAN DER BORGHT INTERVIEW VERSLIJPE MARIO

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