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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?

August 30, 2017

When training for Schutzhund/IPO, the end goal is to trial the dog. But how closely does your training match the trial? How do we create the trial picture?

June 29, 2017

Whenever a trial rolls around, that crucial question emerges: "Who wants to be trial secretary?" Well, don't all raise your hands at once! Learn 7 reasons why you should volunteer - you'll be glad you did (eventually)!

February 1, 2017

DQ - A Disqualification. How does this happen in a Schutzhund trial, and how can we avoid it? Learn about common DQs and the ways to prevent them in an IPO trial!

January 28, 2017

Training is going great, and it's time to think about entering a Schutzhund trial. How do you know if you are ready? Should you pick a date and just "wing it"?

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