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Excitement For Schutzhund Training All Over The Planet

By Jean Luc Schober

For some dog breeds and their owners, a simple walk around the park is not enough to stimulate their brains along with their legs. Joining the canine sports arena may be the perfect option and there is a very specific sport for those interested in perfecting their pet’s protective instincts. There is high passion for Schutzhund training around the world, with centers in many industrialized countries.

Although most dogs are protective of their owners by nature, it helps to have training to teach them what the appropriate course of action is for every situation. A century in the making, this sport emphasizes the bond between human and canine through their ability to watch each others’ behavior and work together. While the dog must take orders with perfect efficiency, the human must have the patience and speed to control their pet. See actual dogs in action with our free Schutzhund training video.

The list of breeds accepted in the training program is not very long, but this is due to the extremely crucial traits needed for a Schutzhund dog to be reliable in real life situations. They must be bred for work, strength, determination, obedience, and desire to please their master above all else. Among some rarer breeds, the most common household pets are the German Shepherd, Boxer, Doberman, and Rottweiler.

Schutzhund as a sport encompasses three competitive categories for dogs and trainers to master. Tracking, obedience, and protection each have their own challenges and rules that are crucial for the dogs to perform what they learn in real life situations. Competitions test the most qualified dogs against each other to see which one possesses the most consistency and fortitude in their region.

Obedience covers a wide range of commands, but more importantly teaches the dog to listen to the master at all times. While many dogs have a hard time paying attention to anything else while following their noses, Schutzhund dogs show attentiveness at all times during Tracking. In competitions, the master presents a smell for the dog to follow, and they must usually uncover at least three more objects in the nearby area belonging to that smell, pointing them out for the master to retrieve.

Protecting is the most dangerous side of the sport for trainers, because young dogs must be taught how to properly attack a target without fatally wounding them. Those playing the target wear safety padding in case young dogs become too enthusiastic about the hunt. A professional dog will bite onto the suspect’s arm and cling to them until the master gives the command to let go.

Dogs with this level of energy and intelligence enjoy competing to please their master, and getting the regular exercise from their training routine. Their human companion will also enjoy the benefits of a certified protector, and a closer bond with their furry friend. Passion for Schutzhund training around the world is helping it become more and more accessible to anyone with the dedication and desire to become a successful team with their pet.

Many people around the globe have a love for Schutzhund training.

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