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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Re: Shutzhund and PPD
We have a dog in our club that just earned her SchH2 that was trained in PPD first. It did cause some issues with the guarding both on the field and in the blind. The work they did taught the dog to return to the handler after the out. The female is still looky after the outs, but has very nice guarding in the blind now. That said, most dogs I know that are cross trained do SchH first.
On another note, I don't want a dog that is sleeve focused or looking at the sleeve during the guarding or after the outs in SchH. I want them looking at the man and in the fight with the man and not to win their toy. Spitting out the sleeve early and possibly biting the helper is a training issue, IMO.
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