The Schutzhund Training Manual
by Felix Ho
Schutzhund/IPO is a program designed for working dogs with a long history and deep traditions. It has significant influence in the breeding, selection, and training of utility dogs. It’s now an international sport, with tens of thousands of participants around the world. Books about this subject are limited however. For beginners wishing to start on the right path, it can be a challenging quest.
The Schutzhund Training Manual begins with the brief history and regulations of the sport of Schutzhund/IPO, to working abilities, pack structure, and understanding the basic language of dogs. The book then goes into the finest details to present you with a comprehensive course of puppy selection, training stages and tuning elements, Schutzhund tracking, obedience, protection learning stage and strengthening stage.
The Schutzhund Training Manual is a step by step guide from picking the right puppy for the sport to educating him to achieve his IPO3 title. As long as you start with the right dog with sufficient working abilities and follow the instruction of this book, reaching IPO3 isn’t a difficult task at all. Every training technique described in this manual has been applied and tested by the author in successfully titling seven working dogs in protection dog sports and three of them have competed in nine world championships.
Through reading this manual, you will gain the know-how of Schutzhund masters on the highest level in the world.