Target audience

Heads of training in the local groups as well as course directors and helpers in working dog training. But also all members interested in guard dog sports who might have trained a dog themselves already can broaden and amplify their knowledge here.

Purpose

A valid head of training license training is precondition to take the role of head of training in a local group.

Contents

Part 1: General Part 

Psychological basics 

Insurance for the dog 

First aid to dogs 

Legal basics 

Structure of the SV 

Part 2: Cynological basics 

The nature of the dog

Breeding and upbringing

Alimentation and health

Anatomy of the German Shepherd 

Part 4: Expertise part training 

Head of training formation: tasks, rights, obligations

Basic training

Guard and tracking dog training 

Practical Part 

Group work: Development and design of a practical lesson 

Laying and following of a track 

Well-directed working dog training according to animal protection basics

Precondition

Full age and valid membership in the SV. Affiliation to the federal group which organizes the seminar. Successfully passed companion dog trial. Proof of dog owner liability insurance and sufficient vaccination protection for the brought dog.

Exam

Written expertise knowledge assessment exam at the end of the seminar. The questionnaire contains 10 questions each in parts I (General part) and II (Cynological basics) as well as 30 questions in Part IV (practical part training) of the SV  “Handbook of Cynology”.

Certificate

Head of training license training with certificate, valid for four years. A refreshment course is required to extend this term.