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About our Club

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The Arkansas Schutzhund Club was established in 1990 as a member club of our parent club "DVG America" (KG-Midwest Region) While our club's name reflects the old sport name of "Schutzhund" (German for "protection dog") we have evolved along with the sport into what is now the (Internationale Gebrauchshund Pruefung) or an  "IGP" club and follow the established FCI RULES. 

We have members with several dog breeds, of all skill levels from novice to national competitors. Along with varying levels of experience our members train and support many different training methods. If you are new to dog training, we know how intimidating it can be the first time you step out on the field with your dog. Our club atmosphere is friendly, patient and supportive. We encourage you to ask questions and participate while we share experiences, stay open minded and offer constructive criticism to help each other improve our training. We all work hard to achieve our training goals, strengthen our bond with our dog and have fun.

A schutzhund trial was originally a test to determine which dogs were worthy of breeding and tested for temperament and working ability. It is now, also, a highly competitive sport that is maintained by the efforts of teamwork between the handler and his/her dog. Schutzhund (now IGP) is designed for all dogs with working ability. All breeds are eligible to train and compete and are welcome at our club.

Once monthly, (when possible) visiting world competitors/trainers come in to visit and work with our club for individual and additional fees. Contact us for a membership application and how to make dues payment.

Our training location is at:  14324 County Farm Rd., Little Rock, Ar.  Please note that dogs must be kenneled at all times unless asked to retrieve your dog for your turn during a training session. No off-leash potty-breaks.  Contact us here to schedule a visit or if you'd like to learn more about our club.

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