What is Schutzhund?

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What is Schutzhund?

QuantoThe literal translation from German to English of the word “Schutzhund”  (protection dog) is really quite misleading. To help acquaint you with this  complicated, three level, three phase dog sport, following you will find a  simple and condensed explanation of Schutzhund rules, regulations, and the point  system used.

Schutzhund originated in Germany as a test for the German Shepherd Dog (GSD)  so that breeders could evaluate and pick only the highest quality dogs for their  breeding programs. Even today, no German Shepherd Dog can be bred in Germany  without a Schutzhund title. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Puppy used to a Leash

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The sooner a puppy is introduced to a collar and a leash, the easier its acceptance. Many responsible breeders have their puppies leash trained by the time they are adopted. Starting out with a paper or woollen collar to get used to and then a light line for a leash before they are guided with treats to start walking on leash at about eight or nine weeks of age.

However, most puppies leave for their new or forever homes without a collar and a leash and it is up to the new owners to decide when training should start and what form it should take.   Some owners allow their puppies to run free without a collar for a long period and only want to start leash training when they cannot control their puppy. Read the rest of this entry »

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