French RingSport - Intensive, Skilled Dog Training
What is French Ring Sport?
This is a serious, very rigid training method that requires intense focus and skills.
French Ring is a protection dog sport most similar to Campagne, Mondio Ring and Belgian Ring, but also has elements common with Schutzhund and KNPV. Within the French Ring Sport, there are four levels of skills: Brevet, Ring I, Ring II and Ring III, each level introduces situations with increasing difficulty and increased demands on the dog. French Ring Sport includes: agility, obedience and protection exercises.
The differences between French Ring Sport and Schutzhund are few. French Ring has no tracking, the decoy (helper) wears a full body suit, the dog can bite anywhere on the suit, the order of exercises is random, and when the team walks on the field they complete the entire routine all at once. Schutzhund has tracking, the decoy only wears a sleeve, and the trial is broken up into 3 sections: tracking, obedience, and protection and each section is performed with a break in between.French Ring Sport is for dedicated dogs and handlers.