The Protection Sports Association (PSA) was developed in 2001 in the United States of America. The mission of the organization and sport is to provide a competitive outlet for obedience and protection training in a scenario based program of dog sport. In order to perform in the sport dogs must pass an entry level certificated called a PDC, before going on to the competitive levels of PSA1 through PSA3. Each level of the sport increases in complexity in pressure on the dog from decoys and environmental distractions as well as the handler must navigate scenarios involving risk-reward tradeoffs. PSA is unique in that pattern training is virtually impossible as every trial and scenarios differ. The higher levels of competition have more surprise scenarios in both obedience and protection presented to dog and handler teams.
PSA consists of an obedience phase and a protection phase. At levels 1 – 3 obedience is scored on a 100 point scale. Protection is scored on a 200 to 240 point scale depending on level being achieved.
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