Training Director Program

 All DVG America clubs must have a Training Director qualified under the Training Director Training Program.  No one may hold office as a Training Director until they are recognized by LV DVG AMERICA.

If you want to seek office as Training Director at any level within the LV, you must satisfy two prerequisites:

1.  Show proof of titling dog(s) to a BH and minimum IPO1 title.

2. Complete and successfully pass the test at the end of the Training Director's Manual with a score of at least 80%.

Once you have finished the test, mail it, along with the proof of having the titles listed in item 1 above, to the LV OfG.


After successful completion, the LV OfG will approve the candidate as a qualified training director and send notice to the club, KG, or LV where the candidate is seeking office. The LV OfG maintains a list of all qualified training directors within the LV and publishes the list on the DVG America website.

1. Training Director Handbook   2. Training Director Applicant Test

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DVG stands for Deutscher Verband der Gebrauchshundsportvereine, or the German Association of Working Dog Sport Clubs. DVG is the oldest Schutzhund training organization in the world. DVG was formed officially in 1947, but its roots go back to Germany’s first police and service dog associations formed in the early 1900s. DVG has over 30,000 members, with about 2000 of them participating in Schutzhund.

DVG exists for only one purpose -- training and titling dogs of all kinds. In Germany, DVG offers agility, FCI obedience, flyball, search and rescue, water rescue, and several other sports, providing competition opportunities for all people who love to train dogs, even the smallest of breeds. DVG is made up of over a dozen geographic regions (Landesverbands), all of which are in Germany except for LV DVG America. The president of LV DVG America is a member of the Board of DVG, and goes to Germany each year to the annual business meeting to vote on Board and membership affairs.

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