Welcome to the Placer County Schutzhund Club website!
We are a group of individuals dedicated to training and trialing our dogs in the three-phase sport known as IPO, or Working Dog Tests (formerly known as "Schutzhund"). Our club is devoted to the preservation of working dogs through the sport of IPO/Schutzhund.
Schutzhund, or IPO, is a rigorous sport containing three equally-weighted phases of tracking, obedience, and protection. IPO measures the dog's mental stability, temperament, endurance, structural efficiency, natural scenting ability, courage, and desire to work with man.
PCSC usually hosts one IPO trial per year, plus our annual Dogstock Training Seminar event. PCSC will be hosting the following events:
- March 25, 2017: Club Trial with USCA/SV Judge Nathaniel Roque
- October 14-15, 2017: Dogstock