Sport & Pet Training

Sport Group Training

We offer training for IGP, KNPV and Ringsport . With us you get help with everything from foundation work to trial preparation. We also offer helper/decoy training and certification for your preferred sport.

Tailored Board & Train

We train sport dogs for different programs and levels and we can title your dog for you. Personal protection dogs get the best foundation training to keep you safe and comfortable without becoming a liability. Pet dogs get great general obedience and skills that make them easy to live with.

Private Lessons & Groups

We help you and your dog with the many skills necessary to be successful together. We have you covered be it solving particular problems like reactivity, get a technical sport exercise just right or master crucial everyday obedience.


Armin started directing training at Canine Protection Sports Village (formerly Schutzhund Village) in 2001, but over the years it has evolved into much more than just Schutzhund.

It now encompasses all traditional European dog sports and we are always willing to help with any other sport people chose to pursue with their dog.

CPSV is truly a unique place in North America in that is has a distinct European flair where dog sports are practiced, encouraged and viewed as a hobby and lifestyle and not a short-term competition endeavor.

A compassionate and caring approach to training, camaraderie and sportsmanship among members and a fun social atmosphere are the principles by which dog sport is conducted at CPSV.

CPSV has been a successful training group for over 1-½ decades with many success stories.

From rank beginners to seasoned dog enthusiasts, all receive the help and support for their goals seek. Be it a first ever Schutzhund title, preparation for competition, solving a problem, or receiving help in other European dog sports such as French Ring, Mondio Ring, and KNPV, Armin tailors the training to every team.

The list of accomplishments is long and also includes many of the renowned National level helpers in the US having received training and coaching at CPSV.

If you are looking for a fun hobby or a place to continue your sport career with your dog, join us and experience a truly exceptional place of training and all it has to offer.


Der Schutzhund
by Helmut Raiser, translated by Armin Winkler, 88 Pages Paperback
$29.99 (shipping included)

Helmut Raiser deals with the training of working dogs in protection work in his well illustrated book (159 photographs), he gives equal consideration to the duties of handler, dog and helper.

In part one, the theoretical part, prey-, defense-, aggression-, and fighting drive, the innate drives of a dog, which are used in the training of protection work, are discussed. Part one goes on to explain basic ethnological terms and laws, such as: instinctive action, trigger stimulus, drive goal, Leerlauf (idle motion) reaction, conflict behavior, stimulus summation, action-specific and stimuli-specific exhaustion. In conclusion, classical and instrumental conditioning are shown as the typical methods through which dogs learn.

n part two, the purely practical part. Raiser gives methodical instruction on how to develop and train dogs in protection work. Whether it is prey-drive or defense-drive development, the hold and bark, the out exercise, or the blind search, methodically and technically correct helper work is always important. 29 briefly but informatively captioned pictures sequences, with between three and ten photographs, taken in succession in extremely short intervals, clearly demonstrate how handler, dog, and helper have to work together in the different exercises.