This vigorous style of training is often times the starting point for training police dogs. These dogs all have one goal, making it to the world championship show in Germany.
“They have the three phases. The tracking, which is footstep tracking, obedience, which is jumps, retrieves, healing, recalls, send outs and then the protection phase where they have to do bark and holds,” said Jamie Lloyd, South Valley Working Dog Club secretary.
Event organizers say this is the first time the competition has taken place in the Willamette Valley.