DogiZone Blog

Preventing Dog Bites: A Guide For Owners

March 14, 2017

In most states and localities, controlling a dog of any breed or type is the responsibility of the owner. While there are some exceptions, legal liability always rests with the aggressive dog’s owner. The most common exceptions are if the dog is guarding or protecting and on or her own property or if the individual…

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Please Don’t Do That

January 24, 2017

It is important to realize that all dogs are not the same, and things that some dogs don’t want their humans to do will be acceptable or even thoroughly enjoyed by other dogs. Usually, if a person works with a puppy and gets to know the dog from an early age, it is easy to…

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What is French Ring Sport?

May 14, 2013

French Ring Sport is a dog sport involving jumping, obedience (breaking in exercises), and bite work. It is most similar to Belgian Ring. To participate in French Ring Sport, a dog must first pass the Certificat de Sociabilité et d’Aptitude à l’Utilisation (Certificate of Sociability and Aptitude for Work) temperament test. French Ring Sport defines…

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What is PSA?

May 7, 2013

Protection Sports Association The Protection Sports Association (PSA) was developed in 2001 in the United States of America. The mission of the organization and sport is to provide a competitive outlet for obedience and protection training in a scenario based program of dog sport. In order to perform in the sport dogs must pass an…

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What is Schutzhund, IPO, VPG ?

May 1, 2013

Schutzhund (German for “protection dog”) or IPO (for Internationale Prüfungs-Ordnung — German for “International Trial Rules”) is a dog sport that was developed in Germany in the early 1900s as a breed suitability test for the German Shepherd Dog. The test would determine if the dog displayed the appropriate traits and characteristics of a proper…

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Bite work with 12 wk malinois puppy

November 8, 2011

This is ” Big Lucifer” at around 12 weeks old learning how to bite correctly on a soft puppy sleeve at our frederick maryland dog training location

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