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 9, 2016

National level IPO competitor and top trainer Shade Whitesel joins Schutzhund Life to discuss her unique training style and IPO experiences, and to offer tips for handlers.

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 22, 2016

Stressed out? Feeling drained and tired? Schutzhund losing its appeal? Sometimes we just need a little infusion of Schutzhund/IPO Inspiration!

November 19, 2016

Three-time National Champion and 2015 World Champion Debbie Zappia joins SCHUTZHUND LIFE to address the question: can IPO be trained without a helper?

November 17, 2016

Before you let a Schutzhund helper work your dog, you need to see him in action first. But how can you tell the difference between a good helper and a bad one? What do you look for?

November 15, 2016

The Schutzhund helper is one of the most important people in protection training. But what do they actually do? The helper is more than just a sleeve to bite!

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?

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