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September 12, 2019

One of the first pieces of advice given to those new to Schutzhund is: “Find a club.” But how do clubs REALLY work? This blog tackles it all, from club organization and dynamics to how training time works!

May 13, 2019

Schutzhund/IPO/IGP isn’t all cupcakes, rainbows, and roses. There’s blood, sweat, tears, setbacks, obstacles. Here's how to keep yourself on an even keel!

March 1, 2019

Schutzhund/IPO, now IGP, is not a sport to be trained alone. At some point, we need help. But there is help, and then there is "help". Which one do you give?

August 31, 2018

We've started with food. Our little Champ is performing like a rockstar when we lure him into position, but now, we're a little stuck. Where do we go from here? Check out these five steps to successfully planning transitions to the next behavior!

June 28, 2018

Socialization: it's a buzzword in the dog world. But what is the goal? Is it different for Schutzhund puppies? How do we go about socializing the working dog? Check out these guidelines for socializing the working puppy!

June 14, 2018

You’re getting ready to trial. You only have to talk to the judge at the start and end of each phase, right? Except for in protection! In this phase, you get to order the helper around. Do you know what to say?

March 30, 2018

Oh articles! On trial day, do you track with your fingers crossed, hoping your dog indicates properly? Join us as Dave Kroyer troubleshoots articles, and discusses how he introduces articles, which indication he uses and why, and how to tackle common problems.

March 9, 2018

Veteran Schutzhund handler and world competitor Dave Kroyer joins us to troubleshoot turns. Topics covered include: laying a proper foundation for turns, overshooting or undershooting turns, losing the track at turns, handling the line properly, and more!

February 1, 2018

Do you have a love-hate relationship with tracking? Does your dog track too fast, have problems with starts, turns, or articles? Then this blog is for you! Part 1 tackles an all too common problem: the dog that tracks too fast!

January 16, 2018

Do you really need a training buddy for Schutzhund/IPO? What are the benefits of having one? Can you use just anyone, or are there specific things to look for?

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