Your dog must first receive a BH obedience title before he or she can advance to a SchH1 title.
Some people have mixed feelings about schutzhund training. It is NOT police training, though some of the aspects may be similar. Schutzhund is seen as a game to the dogs and I do believe that even police training is also viewed as a game to the dogs.
- "Focus and attention"- The first step is to teach your dog (or puppy) to focus on you, you want their full attention. Schutzhund takes much skill and your dog must listen to you!
This section of schutzhund tests the dogs scent tracking skills.
This section of Schutzhund tests the dogs protection abilities and how well they work with and listen to their handler while facing an intruder (decoy/ helper).