We use sleeves, suits, leg sleeves, tugs, and loads of PRAISE to train our dogs.
K-9 Ruger working with a hidden sleeve and helper, Carlos Hernandez.
In the Beginning...Our club beginnings started out as a German Shepherd Dog Club. It quickly changed to an all breed club when we had many requests from others who wanted training the way we do it. They wanted a working dog outlet for their pet that wasn't breed specific, was centrally located, had a history of training experience, and the background with skill, knowledge, and wisdom. Folks wanted to be able to train with their pet, rather than doing a "board and train," one where the handler isn't always directly involved.
We offer: On and Off Leash Obedience, Protection Training, Tracking and Areas Searching, Problem Solving, and the AKC CGC Titles/Certificates. We also have a full obstacle course to challenge your pet's mind and body. The course is more of a CONFIDENCE BUILDING area. When it comes to training, we have two AKC CGC Evaluators who can help train and test you and your pet.
AKC Titles...We have you covered!
In 2019, we became an AKC Fit Dog Club.
Our community walks are a great way to get exercise and to showcase the hours of great training that you have invested in your pet. We feel it's important for both the dog and the handler to remain in great shape.
Form and Function
Who says you can't do many things and do them well with a great working lines dog?
Club founder and senior trainer, Howard Gaines III with Arrack's Home Griet. We have come a long way in two years. K-9 Griet is not only a great protection dog, she is also a dual certified therapy dog, certified with the National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc and PAWS for People. Add to this her AKD titles...CGC, CGCA, CGCU, Trick Dog Novice and Therapy Dog Novice.
From Obedience to Protection Work...
"We try to keep it FUN and FUNctional!"
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