A hands-on, practical approach to training your K9 for IPO levels 1, 2 and 3.
Learn how to:
- Implement a successful training program for the three phases of Schutzhund: tracking, obedience and protection.
- Use expert tips and advice for passing the IPO trials.
- Become a better trainer by understanding the theory behind the most effective K9 training techniques.
Beginners will receive an excellent introduction to the sport of Schutzhund, while expert trainer will stay on top of their game with the latest techniques. Using proven methods rooted in classical and operant conditioning, Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak, world-renowned specialists in training working dogs, have developed this practical and positive Schutzhund training program. The excellent results trainers achieve through positive reinforcement prove the effectiveness of Resi and Ruud's methods, which are based on more than 30 years of research and experience.
In Resi and Ruud's definitive guide for modern Schutzhund training, you'll find the advice and encouragement you need to help you succeed in the IPO trials. And the book's rugged design is perfect for use in the field.
About the Author
Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak are world-renowned specialists in the field of dog work and the authors of more than 30 titles on dog training. They serve as training directors and international judges for the International Red Cross Federation, the United Nations, the International Rescue Dog Organization and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).
Table of Contents
Introduction: The IPO TrialsPhase A: Tracking1. Tracking basics 2. The different parts of tracking3. Training with tracking equipment4. Tracking with treats5. Tracking with toysPhase B: Obedience6. Obedience basics7. Obedience exercises8. Basic position and off-leash heeling9. Sit, down, and stand exercises10. The retrieving exercises11. Send out and down under distractionPhase C: Protection12. Protection work basics13. The different parts of protection work14. Advanced decoy techniques15. Raising dogs for protection work16. Training without a decoy17. Building up the protection work