German Shepherd Dog > Proud of my girl (18 replies)
Proud of my girl
by GSDfan on 08 June 2012 - 01:06
A couple weeks ago my girl Ema recieved her PSA1. She is the first female GSD to achieve both SchH3 and PSA1 titles (HOT). She is a very special dog with a super temperament.
by Nans gsd on 08 June 2012 - 01:50
|All I can say is WOW. What nice dogs. Yes, you are lucky, Nan|
by CMills on 08 June 2012 - 02:51
|That's absolutely wonderful! Speaks DRONES of you and your training ability! Congrats!|
by Kalibeck on 08 June 2012 - 02:59
|Melanie, Congratulations! That is very, very awesome...a wonderful accomplishment! And, yeah, great dogs...but super great handler! I'm in awe! jackie harris|
by mirasmom on 08 June 2012 - 11:11
Two very beautiful and intelligent dogs, with an exceptional handler,
congatulations to you and your students!
by Conspicuous on 08 June 2012 - 11:13
|Beautiful dogs, and congratulations on your success with both of them!|
by ggturner on 08 June 2012 - 12:00
|Congratulations! Beautiful dogs!|
by Conspicuous on 08 June 2012 - 12:06
|Can I ask, what is the difference b/w SCHH and IPO?|
by Abby Normal on 08 June 2012 - 12:18
|What fantastic dogs, and I love the picture of your old lad in his retirement, wonderful !|
I often see reference to HOT, but being from the UK, I have to own up to not understanding what this means, could you explain please.
by VKGSDs on 08 June 2012 - 12:46
|HOT means Handler-Owner-Trained, so the owner also handles and did ALL the training and titles on the dog (not having purchased a trained or previously titled dog to compete with).|
by Blitzen on 08 June 2012 - 13:02
|What a great achievement! Congratulations on a job very well done and HOT to make it even sweeter.|
by fawndallas on 08 June 2012 - 13:04
|Pardon my ignorance......please describe what these titles mean. I am new to all the titles and honors.|
by GSDfan on 08 June 2012 - 13:08
|Just to clarify HOT does stand for Handler Owned and Trained.|
(correct me if I'm wrong)... The technical definition would be a dog who did NOT have any titles at the time of purchase/ownership. It is very common for dogs to be imported or otherwise purchased with foundation training (grip work), so it does not reference to the training in the entirity.
Andy was a Police dog prior to me owning him. However it is my understanding he is officially considered HOT because I attained all his titles.
I had probably more work to do FIXING his tracking, Obedience and control in bitework for the sport of SchH than if I raised him for the sport myslef so I do consider him HOT.
Ema was purchased with foundation training but no where near ready to title.
While I don't want to take credit for 100% of their training...they were not purchased mostly trained or titled either. Sorry for the confusion.
by GSDfan on 08 June 2012 - 13:13
|Thanks everyone for your compliments!!|
Conspicuous...There used to be some minor differences but they really had become identical.
by GSDfan on 08 June 2012 - 13:21
I will explain the title you probably are most unfamiliar with in detail....PSA1 (Protection Sports Association www.psak9.org)
Obedience and protection phases...
obedience has a suited decoy sitting in a chair on the field and many distractions (balls tugs sleeves) scattered all over the field. at one point in OB routine the dog is downed infront of the decoy and two things are tossed in front of and behind the dog...dog must remain down.
Protection: there are 3 known scenarios and one hidden scenario (chosen from a pool of 5 possible scenarios). Carjack with hidden sleeve and gunfire....the rest of the scenarios are on a suit: handler attack from hiding, Courage test...then the hidden scenario we had was friendly greeting from a suited decoy...shook his hand, dog had to remain neutral...then another decoy 'attacked' us and the dog had to defend.
Andys other titles:
SchH3 - Schutzhund 3
CDX- Intermediate AKC OBedience title
RN- Rally Novice (obeidence)
TC- GSDCA temperament test
TDI- Therapy dog certification
CGC- Canine Good Citizen
by minro on 08 June 2012 - 14:41
|Congratulations! I am always so very, very impressed at dogs with ANY sort of PSA title. I am working my pup towards his PDC in September of this year. It really is a difficult sport, and your achievements are nothing less of awesome.|
by SitasMom on 08 June 2012 - 14:46
You are luck to have had two excellent dogs.......yes!
But many excellent dogs have not so great handlers - - -
Without time in training and your skills she may have ended up a washout....
Excellent job both of you...congradulations.
by Abby Normal on 08 June 2012 - 17:52
|Thanks for the explanation. That makes it even more amazing, I am happy now that I will know what it means when I see it, it is perhaps the most important designation of all....|
Congratulations again! Be proud - be very proud.
by GSDfan on 09 June 2012 - 01:17
Thank you!! Here's just a fun video of Ema doing what she loves...
And she's my kids BFF