South Western Region of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America

Welcome to Our Great Region

This site is intended to provide information on the clubs and activities in our region along with useful forms, UScA Rules and Regional news. Our Region consists of clubs from: Arizona; Southern California; and Southern Nevada. We are devoted to promoting responsible dog ownership, preserving the working dog through training and competing in events such as IPO Trials, Endurance Testing (AD), Hearding and Search & Rescue "exams"
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Attention Southwest Regional Helpers

From our Regional Training Director

Now that we have our venue for the 2018 SW Regional IPO Championship Event, we need to get our Championship event helpers selected. If you are interested in working this event, and I hope you will be, please start putting all necessary requirements in order and send it to me.
Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you,
Rich Rosen SWRTD

Applications will be accepted starting: October 19, 2017
Will remain open till: 6 weeks prior to the close of entry (November 18, 2017)
Selected helpers will be anounced: 30 Days prior to the close of Entry (November 30, 2017)

Helper applications will include an un-edited IPO3 routine including both front and back halves (can be more than one video), bio and the last 5 trial pages scanned from the helper-book.

Helpers who have worked the SW Regional Championship, USCA Nationals or the USCA WDC in the last 5 years may be exempt from sending in a video for evaluation (Revised 03/2015).

Please note the below changes on how helpers will be selected for assignments at the Championship starting this year.
The protection judge along with the Helper Committee (which is made up of the: Regional Director, Regional Training Director, Host Club representative and Assistant Regional Director) will determine the placement of the helpers at a helper tryout that will take place prior to Draw Night. Placement will include two IPO 3 helpers-one to do the front half and one to do the back half. The judge will also determine one helper to do the IPO 1’s and 2’s and select one helper to be the alternate. (rev 02/2017 regional meeting)

Announcing our 2017 South Western Regional Conformation Show
December 1st, 2nd & 3rd

2018 South Western Regional Championship

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