Personal Protection

Preventing Dog Bites: A Guide For Owners

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 […]

What is French Ring Sport?

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 […]

What is PSA?

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 […]

What is Schutzhund, IPO, VPG ?

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 […]