Podcast #3:19 Drew Zihmer- Schützhund

Schützhund– translates to “protection dog.”  FitLabPGH talked with Drew Zihmer about the sport of Schützhund and his German Shepherd, MaverickMaverick was also profiled in the FitLabPGH Features released 12/20/18.

Some of the Schützhund commands:

    • Platz (rhymes with lots) – lay down
    • Sitz (like sits) – sit
    • Aus (rhymes with house) – let go / drop it
    • Hupp (rhymes with up) – Jump / go over
    • Hier (hee – errr) – Recall, come to me and sit in front of me
    • Such (rhymes with Luke – “sook”) – Start Tracking
    • Fuss (rhymes with moose) – Heel
    • Revier (like Paul Revere) – Find the Helper in protection

There are 3 levels of Schützhund: IPO1-3, which is now IGP1-3 (and we still refer to as Schutzhund or SchH1-3)

The 3 phases of Schutzhund are Tracking, Obedience, and Protection – 100 points per phase, for a total 300 possible points

Dumbbell weights – Schutzhund 1 uses 650 grams (1.4 lb), Schutzhund 2 uses 1kg (2.2 lb) and Schutzhund 3 uses 2kg (4.4 lb)

Drew Zihmer (and Maverick), YouTube Videos:
Dogs from the club:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-0upj9Ch8g

What a Training Day is Like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDIyyvlCe5c

Dog Video any True Steelers Fan Can Appreciate:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PULqvQ66P1A

Maverick’s BH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJEWhxcL5Mg&t=2s

Maverick’s Attempt at IPO1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbopD_ezSR0

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Connection University Facebook Group

Gannon University, Erie, PA

OG West Penn Schutzhund Club

United Schutzhund Clubs of America

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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org