SCHUTZHUND IPO OBEDIENCE CLASSES GSF Obedience Classes are $30.00 per Class per Session
Class 101 - Schutzhund IPO Obedience Foundations - This is a foundational obedience class covering the motivational approach to dog training using operant conditioning, positive and negative reinforcement, markers, and establishing basic communication and engagement with your new IPO Sport Dog. This class session also teaches you how to build a relationship with the dog while building engagement and drive that will benefit you throughout your training. These training foundations are learned in conjunction with the basic obedience commands used in IPO Dog Sport.
Class 102 - Heeling - This class focuses on techniques for training and achieving focused heeling for IPO Dog Sport.
Class 103 - The Retrieve - This class covers the foundational concepts of "hold" and "bring" to begin retrieve work with your IPO Dog.
Class 104 - Jump and Wall - This class covers various tactics for training the IPO hurdle and A-Frame for IPO Dog Sport.
Class 105 - The Send Away - This class focuses on techniques for training the send away for IPO Dog Sport.
Class 106 - Commands in Motion - This class covers advanced heeling and the addition of commands in motion for the IPO 1 Routine.
Class 107 - IPO 1 Full Obedience Routine - This is a session where our GSF Trainer evaluates your progress in the IPO 1 Obedience Routine as it would be performed at a trial and then offers you constructive feedback on how to improve your routine and areas where additional training may be advantageous.
Class 110- IPO BH Preparatory Class - This class covers all training requirements for the BH.
SCHUTZHUND IPO TRACKING CLASSES GSF Tracking Classes are $30.00 per Class per Session
Class 201 - Schutzhund IPO Tracking Foundations - This is a foundational class for tracking covering all the equipment you will need, commands involved, how to pick a field, how to set up a scent pad, how to build drive for tracking, and the basic straight track.
Class 202 - Turns And Cut Backs - This class focuses on techniques and timing for successfully training and adding various turns into your tracking routine.
Class 203- Article Identification - This class covers techniques for introducing articles onto the track on the second leg and at the end for the standard 300 pace IPO 1 Track, and covers how the dog should identify them and how you the handler should present them to the judge.
Class 207 - Schutzhund IPO 1 Full Tracking Routine - This is a session where our GSF Trainer evaluates your progress in the IPO 1 Tracking Routine as it would be performed at a trial and then offers you constructive feedback on how to improve your routine and areas where additional training may be advantageous.
GSF Basic Tracking Training Online - Follow this link to a free training aid on Basic Tracking for IPO 1 Tracking Phase for New Handlers.
We recommend New Handlers also take advantage of our Beginning Tracking Class for one on one instruction.
SCHUTZHUND IPO PROTECTION CLASSES GSF Protection Classes are $30.00 per Class per Session
Class 301 - Schutzhund IPO Protection Foundations - This class is comprised of multiple sessions of protection work. The Protection Foundational Class is required by all dogs and New IPO Handlers using GSF Helpers and is designed to educate both the Handler on handling strategies during protection sessions, and also set the foundations of puppy and adolescent protection bite work. Dogs should be proficient in the foundations of bite work and New Handlers should be proficient in handling dogs during bite work sessions prior to moving on from this class to additional protection phase training. Dogs and Handlers already showing sufficient experience in Protection Foundations may move onto other classes as recommended by their GSF Trainer.
Class 302 - The Bark and Hold - This class covers the techniques for putting the bark on command and how to initiate the bark and hold at the blind for IPO Dog Sport.
Class 303 - The Blind Search - This class covers techniques used to train the blind search for the IPO 1 Routine. This class also covers what the handler must know to initiate this exercise.
Class 304 - Schutzhund IPO Escape Bite Class - This class focuses on the escape bite from start to finish for the IPO 1 Routine and gives instruction to how the new handler should issue commands to the helper as well as how he should manage the dog.
Class 305 - Courage Test or Long Bite - This class covers the training techniques for the courage test / long bite in the IPO 1 routine and focuses on building confidence in the dog when released for engaging the helper. This class also covers what commands the handler should give during the exercise.
Class 306 - The Side Transport - This class session focuses on the techniques used to train the side transport for IPO 1, giving special attention to handler and dog approach and placement.
Class 307 - Schutzhund IPO 1 Full Protection Routine - This is a session where our GSF Trainer evaluates your progress in the IPO 1 Protection Routine as it would be performed at a trial and then offers you constructive feedback on how to improve your routine and areas where additional training may be advantageous.
Class 310 - GSF Helper Session for Experienced IPO Handlers - This session is for experienced Handlers needing a basic helper session for maintenance in the protection phase who do not have regular access to a club helper or who desire additional helper work.
TRAINING DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE AT GSF
HANDLERS TRAINING IN MULTIPLE CLASSES AT ONE SESSION MAY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FOLLOWING DISCOUNTS
2 Classes at 1 Session Discount - $10.00 Off (Example - Clients taking class 102 and 201 back to back at one scheduled appointment)
3 Classes at 1 Session Discount - $15.00 Off
$10.00 Off Class Session cost for each additional dog worked at one appointment.
(Example for Class 310 Helper Session - 1st dog = $30.00, 2nd dog = $20.00, 3rd dog = $20.00 Total = $70.00 to work 3 dogs)
*Multi-Dog Discount applies to single owners of multiple dogs or groups of owners who book a multi-dog session in advance.
OTHER DISCOUNTS AT GSF
Senior Discount - $5.00 Off all classes and sessions.
Veterans Discount - $10.00 Off all classes and sessions.
Law Enforcement / First Responders Discount - $10.00 Off all classes and sessions.
**Proof of Age, Military Service, Law Enforcement, and or First Responder Status is required to receive the GSF Training Discount. Clients already having established their elligibility to receive a promotional discount need only do this once.
SCHUTZHUND CLUB OF LADY LAKE CLUB MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Club Member Discount for GSF Training Classes - $10.00
***Only One Discount May Be Used Per Appointment
****All Guests and Members must sigh a liability waiver to utilize the GSF and Schutzhund Club of Lady Lake Fields and Equipment.
All Schutzhund IPO Classes offered by GSF listed below are available by appointment only. GSF Schutzhund IPO Classes are geared primarily for New IPO Handlers desiring entry level training in the three phases of IPO Dog Sport who do not yet wish to join, or may not have access to a local IPO Schutzhund Club. Class sessions are held at different GSF Fields in Lady Lake depending on the class and particular phase of training. We encourage all New Handlers to join a local IPO Club. GSF also assists Experienced Handlers needing basic helper sessions for maintenance in the protection phase who do not have regular access to a club helper. GSF trainers are licensed and insured dog trainers in the State of Florida. Due to scheduling limitations and trainer availability we also refer IPO clients to Vom Glockner Haus Kennel and Training Center in Eustis. Our goal is to get you and your German Shepherd involved with IPO Dog Sport!