Does it sound crazy that I would really like to try Schutzhund with Cricket just to see how she does? When I think of Schutzhund, I always think of protection type breeds since that's what seems to be most common. One of my coworkers tried schutzhund with her two dogs when she was at a school in Texas and out of her GSD and her little Aussie, her Aussie actually did the best. She mentioned I should try Cricket out just to see how she does and I think it might be fun to give it a shot. What kind of things do you look for in a dog you might try schutzhund with? I know Cricket is super stable. She does great in public settings and more often than not she only reacts (growl/bark) to people that are truly being sketchy. She does love tug and surprisingly is pretty strong for a dog her size. One of my neighbors owns a Belgian malinois (who Cricket absolutely adores) and even he said he'd be interested to see how Cricket does. He also mentioned something about French Ring which I know absolutely nothing about. So... How do you get involved with trying out schutzhund? How do you find a good trainer? If Cricket doesn't do well or even enjoy schutzhund then of course we wouldnt continue. I just want to try her in a bunch of things to see where her niche is.