This is the fifth edition of “TWD”, a Schutzhund Training Manual written by the first licensed, FCI accredited German Schutzhund Judge to reside in the US. It is presented in a factual, concise and easily understood manner, a “how-to” book novel and unique in several ways: ** it presents in detail the methods that experts use – but never reveal ** it offers a multitude of approaches for the individual routines ** it lists, for each task, the problems most often encountered, and it suggests a variety of remedies ** it aids the trainer in using psychological principles, by giving descriptions and explanations ** it emphasizes the general components of training which can readily be applied to specific situations in the various branches of the sport of working dogs ** it stresses and explains playful instruction of the young dog ** it introduces fun activities / games for individuals and groups of canines ** it addresses and solves common dog behavior problems which even animal behavior specialists struggle to decipher. Tracking, obedience and protection work are described in this training manual which has found world-wide recognition. It guides experts and novices, even owners of small dogs, with its combination of practice and theory, technique and technology, experience and common sense. The reader would have to pick bits and pieces from thousands of websites and hundreds of books, DVD’s, seminars and lectures on the subject to find what is presented here – and he would still come up short by many miles. We offer this book to the general public to make the man/dog relationship more meaningful, and more enjoyable, for both partners.