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    Default Schutzhund Training

    I am starting my 10 month old Rottie puppy in Schutzhund training this weekend after much research. I would love to hear other people's Schutzhund training experiences. She is a very obedience puppy and can complete basic commands like sit & stand & drop stays, heeling and command from infront. She shows a natural talent for tracking. She has never shown an agression but does naturally protect me.

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    Which club are you using??

    I wish there was one close to me but there are none, I'm dying to go down and check it out. It truly is a brilliant test of temperment and obedience!

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    I went a few times with Chopper [under the agreement that we'd never be allowed to do bitework]. We were having a few pack issues at home at the time though and our behaviourist advised that we cease all drive work so I had to stop. Now I just go and take photos of it occasionally!

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    Gold Coast Schutzhund. They have a great reputation and our breeder recommends them. Our puppy's mother and father are schutzhund trained also. She already shows a natural talent for tracking with our very limited experience on tracking training.

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    Just got home from our first Schutzhund training and am so happy. I love their techniques of reward, motivation and drive. It will be alot of hard work but very rewarding.

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    I unfortunately have had no experience with this training, but would love to give it a go with one of my three. It's too bad there are no places to do so close to my location but one day..

    I hope all goes well and your four legged friend has a great time. As well as yourself.

    Keep us posted..

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    It's banned in vic, not sure about nsw

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    This is from some test they did in Austria. They were considering banning Schutzhund

    To back it up they did a demo for the politicans as well, showing them a Malinois barking at the man with the sleeve, taking that away and replacing the sleeve with with a wassel (same barking) and taking that away and replacing the wassel with a ball (same hold and bark) - demonstrating that obviously the dog is not bent on attacking the man.

    Same with the courage test - sending the dog down the field towards the Helper with the sleeve and half way there the helper being targeted by the dog takes off the sleeve and throws it to a second helper nearby, and the dog re-directs itself towards the sleeve on the second helper now. Again, the lesson is this is a sport and showing the dog is chasing after the prey object and is not attacking the man.

    Good news for Schutzhund

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    In NSW it is called Dog Sport, but you can not do sleeve work or body work.....I am sure
    Au contraire

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