Rivanna Schutzhund & Police Club Trial!

Rivanna Schutzhund & Police Club hosted an IPO Trial with SV Judge Heinz Balonier January 24-25, 2015.  This marks the 21st trial our club has hosted since our first in 2003.  In that time our members, most of whom came to Schutzhund Village as beginners in the sport, have had many successes and a few "learning experiences."  In this trial we reached another milestone.  Members have now earned more than 100 new Schutzhund/IPO titles, which is a very considerable achievement, and demonstrates the skill of our Training Director; and the patience, perseverance, and good sportsmanship of everyone.  Most our handlers had never trained a dog in a competitive dog sport before they came here.

And, as always, thanks to everyone who helped out: Helper, tracklayer, & major organizer Armin, helper, tracklayer Max, tracklayer Anita, secretary Fiona the obedience group, and of course, everyone who contributed food for our once again memorable lunches and judges dinner.

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