I built this website in 2005 because I wanted to expand on some of the articles that I had written
on the website of my first dog, Bodeus. At the time there were very few websites with information
specific to Schutzhund training, particularly those using clicker training to begin new exercises.
Dog training continues to progress and morph and the sport continues to change, more emphasis has been
placed on obedience to include an energetic and joyful picture and for protection to include full, calm grips and crisp transitions.
Because of this added complexity, Schutzhund / IPO
is a sport which is extremely difficult to do alone, it is always best to find a club or experienced trainer to get started with.
I have been training in Schutzhund since 2001. In that time, I trained my dog, Bodeus (Galon vom Drackland), from 8 weeks
to SchH3 IPO3 FH UD NA CGC TC AD WUSV. Bodeus finished his career with 9 x SchH3 and a passing score at the 2007 WUSV Championships.
Bodeus' son Apollo, who I bred myself, retired in 2015 with SchH3 IPO3 FH CDX AD CGC.
Apollo placed 2nd at the 2011 SCR Regional Championships with 96-92-96=284 and 4th at the 2014 New England Regional Championships
with 97-90-90=277. He competed at National level 5 times and finished his career with 9 x IPO3 - 8 x above 270, 4 x V score in protection,
1 x V score in obedience and 4 x V score in tracking. He also earned the UScA Working Champion Certificate.
I have also bred and trained 2 females, Brimwylf Belladonna IPO1 AD CGC and SG Brimwylf Calamity Jane (CJ) IPO3 NA CDX AD KKl.
CJ placed 6th at the 2015 New England Regionals with 96-88-80=264 and came home with the High Track and High Double-X trophies.
She also became the 2015 New England Region Universal Siegerin. Then she passed her 4th IPO3 at The 2015 UScA National Championships in Kentucky.
I am just getting started with CJ's son Brimwylf Double O Seven.
I train the beginning of almost every exercise using marker training with a clicker, but I also use other
methods. I believe in a well rounded approach to training and feel that the use of all possible training tools - tailored to the dogs'
individual temperament and abilities leads to the best outcome. You will see almost all clicker training
on this site, since it can all be taught with a clicker, and I think it is the best way for novice trainers to get