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Updated: 06/09/2014 08:00:00AM

Schutzhund sport is for the dogs

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Noel Coward, co-owner of the nonprofit Peace River Schutzhund Club, trains with a dog on protection (bite) work.

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Noel Coward works with a dog during protection training.

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Noel Coward, co-founderr of the Peace River Schutzhund Club, works with Kimber during a recent training session. Kimber is owned by Greg Pierce of North Port.

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Members of the Peace River Schutzhund Club pose in between training. They have members from as far as Georgia and as local as Englewood, Venice, North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.

Dr. Mark Asperilla

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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Words like “fass” and “platz” are used Saturdays to train dogs to let go of the sleeve on Noel Coward’s heavily padded arm.

Coward, a former North Port police K-9 officer, is the co-founder of the nonprofit Peace River Schutzhund Club, along with Melissa Harper.

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