Links and Training Articles

Organizations

United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA)

DVG America

GSD Club of America Working Dog Association

USA’s Northwestern Region (which includes Utah)

Schutzhund Hawaii (our sister club)

Training & Trialing

The current Trial Rules of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA)

Conditioning for the AD

SchH Obedience and Pattern for the BH

Dog Training Commands in Various Languages

Precision Tracking Dogs

Terms Used in Protection Dog Training

Elements of Temperament

Picking a Working Puppy

Dr P’s Training Articles

Suzanne Clothier Training Articles

Karen Pryor Training Articles

SchH/IPO Training

General, History & Breed Discussion

Pedigree Database

GSD History

The Types of GSDs (an article on the split in lines)

The Illustrated Standard of the GSD

Why Dobermans are Different (from many other breeds when worked as a protection dog)

The Most Dangerous German Shepherd in the World (GSDs -and dogs of all breeds or mixes thereof, for that matter- are not something to be taken lightly, nor considered an item of convenience. If you do not have the immense amount of time, money, patience, and dedication to properly raise and train a dog, then, as the author suggests, just get yourself a Chia Pet, instead.)

Equipment

Ray Allen

Leerburg

Dog Sport Gear

Hallmark K9

Active Dogs

Pro Dogz

All K-9

Elite K-9

For Dog Trainers

Health and Nutrition

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

PennHip

Dog Food Analysis – a site with nutritional reviews for commercially available dog foods (dry kibble, canned, freeze dried, dehydrated, and raw)

Dog Food Advisor– a site with nutritional reviews for commercially available dog foods (dry kibble, canned, freeze dried, dehydrated, and raw)

Raw Fed Pets – a Facebook group dedicated to sharing educational information, product sources, etc. for raw diets for dogs and other animals

Raw Diet USA and MB Meat Packing – a Utah butcher that provides much of the whole and ground raw food several of our members use in their dogs’ diets

Purple Hounds Grub and PHG FB page – a Salt Lake City, Utah based raw diet distributor that provides much of the food several of our members use in their dogs’ diets

Fun Stuff / Miscellaneous Sport Information

Dog Sport: Two Minds, One Heart – a video showcasing the teamwork, dedication, and love that go into training and trialing in this sport.

IPObservations: Episode 1, The Elegance of IPO – an entertaining video explaining the sport of IPO/Schutzhund

2009 FMBB Best Schutzdienst – even small breeds can do Schutzhund

Gringio Vikar, 5 months old – a very touching video of a GSD puppy doing some foundation obedience exercises