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Schutzhund Training

The sport of Schutzhund consists of three main components: tracking, obedience, and protection. Schutzhund is very demanding on both the dog and handler, but using the right dog equipment in training can bring you closer to receiving the coveted Schutzhund title. Here at DogSport Gear, you'll find equipment that can make this process easier on both you and your dog.

Arguably, one of the most important parts of Schutzhund training is protection. During protection training, bite sleeves will test a dog's bite and grip abilities to show whether he possesses the enthusiasm and courage needed for Schutzhund. A wide variety of bite sleeves are available on this website, including some designed specifically for younger dogs.

The Schutzhund puppy sleeve found here at DogSport Gear is comfortable for the wearer but offers the puppy a soft and durable surface to start his bite and grip training. As the dog grows and his skills improve, you can move to some of the other Schutzhund sleeves that we carry here. This could be one with an integrated bite bar to enhance grip, or a flexible air compression sleeve that won't lose its shape over time. Hidden sleeves are also available, which will give you sufficient protection and a high level of comfort even when worn under clothing.

Exercise is also integral to Schutzhund training. The dumbbells found here at DogSport Gear are designed specifically for Schutzhund, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. All are crafted from solid hardwood, but some feature rope handles, jute or French linen-covered handles, or "thorn" ends for preventing a dog from biting the ends. These are just a few of the many Schutzhund products found here, so we encourage you to explore the rest of our website for high-quality Schutzhund training gear.