Schutzhund Takes Dog Training to the Next Level
What is Schutzhund?.
This is a serious, very rigid training method that requires intense focus and skills.
The schutzhund training method was started in the early 1900s as a testing process for working dogs. The original purpose of schutzhund was to determine which dogs could be used for breeding and which dogs had true working ability. An increasing demand for working dogs necessitated more advanced and sophisticated training methods and tests. From the start of Schutzhund through today, these dogs are needed for police training, border patrol, customs, military and herding.
The first formal Schutzhund rules were introduced over 60 years ago. As this training method evolved, more and more "regular" people started Getting involved as a leisure sport and to see if their personal dogs could be trained as effectively as these "professional dogs". The number of official participants in Schutzhund grows every year, reaching into the tens of thousands and the number of casual participants is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands.Schutzhund brings out the best in dogs.