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"
Please feel free to browse our website and we hope you enjoy your visit

Helpers for the 2018 Regional IPO Championships

We are so fortunate to have such a strong membership in the SW Region!! The support from our members has been outstanding as the entries for 2018 Regional championship continues to rise. East Valley has been hard at work ensuring this will be a high caliber event for both the competitor as well as the spectator. Our competitors this year are going to be working with some great Trial Helpers from our Region, please congratulate the following on being selected to work this event.

  • Kris Taylor - National/Teaching
  • Josh Zapparolli - National
  • Mark Pellon - Club
  • Jose Lopez - National

  • 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)

    What is the UScA and IPO all about?