Introduction to IPO will introduce you and your dog to each phase of the competition: tracking, obedience, and protection. If you are new to IPO or are looking to gain experience prior to joining a club, this program is for you! You will learn how to build drive, play with your dog in obedience, position your dog correctly, begin bite work, and lay and run tracks. This program is held in the facility and at local fields so that your dog learns to work in different environments. After this program, you will have a clear understanding of what you need to work on to continue on to trials.
The goal of Beginner IPO is to increase your dog’s drive for all three phases of the sport and help you further your education. At the completion of this program you will be familiar with the BH routine and laying tracks; your dog will have a basic understanding of running tracks and a good foundation in grip and sleeve work. Following this program, you are welcome to attend our IPO group classes or private training as needed.
The Maximum K9 IPO group class meets 1-2 time per week to work on protection and obedience. The location of the class is determined by the weather and what spaces are available on that day.
If you would like get a jump-start to IPO training, we offer custom board and train options to give your dog the proper foundation.