the breed you are speaking of isn’t suited for Schutzhund. I have have an 11 yr old shepherd, big 31" at the shoulders and 135lbs lean in his prime. Just as Dorian needed weights, and MJ needed a b-ball, certain dogs are meant for schutzhund. Dog park ideology is fucked, people do it for themselves.
Dog whisperer is the man, the monks of new skeet are good, as said above read and research. a dog isn’t a cool new thing for college. Dogs are a pain in the ass!!!
i did schutzhund for 5yrs w/ my dog Cyrus, activities as such don’t create aggression more so they create control. however, the difference is…activities such as schutzhund create a scenario wherein your dog is no longer bite inhibited, meaning: other dogs might posture up, growl, etc., a trained dog will bite a human w/out fear of reprisal.
just as there are no magic tricks in the gym, there are no magic tricks w/ dogs, the truth is w/out proper knowledge people trend to do both things wrong.
good luck, and do yourself a favor get a real dog, not a dog fighting super hero my dog will kill your dog bullshit dog. Squat, press, deadlift = Shepherd, Doberman, Rottie.
Some breeds may be more suited to working or the working sports like Schutzhund and Ringsport, but it is gratuitous and less than accurate to declare a breed like the Cane Corso unsuited out of hand. Shepards and Malinois are used most often because they excel in those disciplines, but that doesn’t preclude other courageous breeds from doing fine in the hands of a competent trainer and helper.
I’ve seen all kinds of unlikely breeds do fine and sometimes quite well in Schutzhund exercises even if they weren’t tried and certified. I’ve heard of Dogos, Fila’s, American Bulldogs, Presa’s, English and Neopolitan Mastiffs and the good ol APBT gain Schutzhund 3, not to mention one Standard Poodle. Hell, it may look weird, but I’ve seen mini powerhouse dogs like Jack Russels and Patterdale and Rat Terriers that will do the work.
All that said, Schutzhund is for Schutzhund’s sake. Pride in achievement and competition. If it’s been trained in proper Schutzhund fashion it has almost nothing whatever to do with real life protection or aggression and definitely not dog on dog aggression in any way. A well trained, tough as nails, regal and terrifying looking Schutzhund dog may piss himself if faced with a real assailant wearing no equipment.
One other thing, a dog that has to be conditioned out of bite inhibition is suitable to neither Schutzhund nor protection or even area protection. That said a dog that is naturally inclined to bite humans or other dogs unprovoked is even less suited. A great Schutzhund dog does not necessarily a great protection dog make though he may. However once Schutzhund trained I’ve never seen one I’d trust for protection. Either Schutzhund or protection must be trained from the beginning and exclusively.
You are right though in that either Schutzhund or protection, done correctly, do not produce aggression. They condition and harness it. An ideal candidate for either should both naturally love people and be willing to make exceptions as the need arises under competent training though with Schutzhund the helper is a roughhousing playmate and nothing more. With protection it’s actual combat. I’ve done plenty of helper/agitator work though more protection than Schutzhund.
Bottom line is this guy doesn’t sound like he has any idea how to choose a breed, specimen, trainer or probably even a reason to own a dog so I agree with you there, but to say a Cane Corso “isn’t suited” for Schutzhund is not a truism. A Schutzhund enthusiast for whom Schutzhund titles are the goal isn’t going to choose one though if that’s what you mean.
Agreed. my post was short sighted and you’ve elaborated on some key points i was too tired/disinterested to bother with. Unfortunately a lot of folks seemingly make short sighted decisions based on gonads and strife. The distinctions you’ve cited between schutzhund and protection training are valid.
i believe my point on bite inhibition was received incorrectly, the point i was pushing towards was as follows: traditionally a dog is scolded and held harshly accountable for biting, a trained dog is praised for that very behavior under set conditions, owning a dog that is trained to bite when warranted comes with a higher level of owner responsibility.
I saw a wiener dog do a crazy courage test, airborne snap jaw wiener dog attack. Point to you again whereby it’s not the breed but more so individual constitution. That being said certain dog’s will fold up and collapse like broken lawn chairs.