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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!

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?

July 23, 2017

O.G. Indianapolis is well-known for its quality of training and success in Schutzhund. Let's take a closer look at this powerhouse of a club!

December 13, 2016

Ever wonder what’s expected of you during training? Or how to interact with your helper? Read on to learn about appropriate conduct for Schutzhund/IPO training!

December 5, 2016

What does it take to be a good Schutzhund club member? What do IPO clubs look for in prospective members wishing to train in Schutzhund? Hint: It's not about the dog!

November 30, 2016

Families are complicated. Clubs, the "family units" of IPO, are complicated and open to misunderstanding. Avoid these 4 misconceptions about Schutzhund clubs!

November 13, 2016

Time for your first exposure to Schutzhund/IPO training! What should you do during your visit? What can you expect during your dog's evaluation in protection?

November 11, 2016

You've made contact with a Schutzhund club, and you are ready to visit. But how should you prepare? What should you bring? What can you expect?

November 9, 2016

Schutzhund clubs provide the handler with a support group and training team. But alas, there are no clubs near you, or they are all full. Now what?

October 31, 2016

What's a Schutzhund club all about? How do you know if a training club is the right fit for you? If you are searching for a Schutzhund club to call your home, then this blog's for you!

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