The Body Bite Suit with Dr. Stewart Hilliard

The Body Bite Suit with Dr. Stewart Hilliard

Dr. Stewart Hilliard was the founder of French Ring Sport in the U.S. and is a well-known writer, director and animal behaviorist, as well as a skilled Schutzhund, Police and Ring Sport Agitator. He is co-author of the award-winning book Schutzhund Theory and Training Methods.  Dr. Hilliard has better than 30 years’ experience in training companion and working dogs. He began training working dogs in 1980 in Denver, Colorado, when he became involved in German-style sport training and joined the Rocky Mountain Schutzhund Club, where he soon became the Training Director.

Shortly thereafter he became a professional dog trainer, and established a reputation as an authority on canine aggression and man-work for both sport dogs and police service dogs. In the mid-1980's he was one of the first Americans to import working-bred Belgian Malinois to the United States, and he traveled widely in Western Europe studying Malinois breeding and the training disciplines of French Ring, Belgian Ring, and KNPV. He was the founder and first president of the American Ring Federation, the first F.C.I.-sanctioned organization for French Ring Sport in the U.S., and he was the first American to receive his Selection (certification) in France as a French Ring Trial Decoy.

He is the author of a number of scientific papers in reputable psychological journals, and in 1997 he received his Ph.D in Behavioral Neuroscience. Dr. Hilliard has worked in various research & development and operational capacities for the Department of Defense Military Working Dog program since 1997, including Chief of the Military Working Dog Course at the 341st Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. In this role, he managed the basic training of most of the patrol and substance detector dogs supplied to all branches of the U. S. armed forces. Dr. Hilliard also served as Chief of Military Working Dog Logistics and Procurement at the 341st. He directed the testing and procurement of all the dogs purchased for the Military Working Dog Course and the Specialized Search Dog Course. Dr. Hilliard is currently Chief of the Military Working Dog Breeding Program at the 341st Training Squadron.

Packed full of dramatic bite work, this broadcast-quality production demonstrates every detail of caring for, repairing and training with your body bite suit. An exciting video to view.

Chapters include: 

  • Introduction  
  • The Suit 
  • The Technique 
  • Protecting the Hands and Head  
  • Handler and Agitator Safety  
  • Training the Dog: Introducing the Suit 
  • Developing Indiscriminateness through Leg Bites  
  • The Back  
  • Biting "Inside"  
  • The Body 
  • The Finishing Touches 

This may be Canine Training System's® most exciting video to watch! 

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