News and Information
Information you can use and news about our members...
Club member Collin Shockley working with K-9 Atlas on the LEAVE IT command.
This is a test requirement for the AKC-CGCA.
Training Dates for October
Sunday...6th, 16th, 20th, and 27th.
8:30 AM to 11:30...or whenever we get done!
Weather and Training Note:
In Case of Rain...Training is Cancelled.
A BIG Congrats in the HOUSE!
Congrats to Clayton House and K-9 Koda for passing their AKC-CGC and Trick Dog Novice tests.
Working hard on Sunday, October 6th.
Our members are working hard...
More Congrats going out to Collin, Stacey, and K-9 Atlas for their success.
They PASSED the AKC CGC and Trick Dog Novice title tests on Wednesday, October 9th.
Fall is right around the corner...
Time to do more than just train...it's time to train for the AKC CGCA, Community Dog title!
The AKC-CGCA...Community Dog title
Club founder Howard Gaines III with his partner, German Shepherd, Bandit passed their test.
Charlie Tanner III got it done at Lowe's of Camden with his German Shepherd, Einstein.
Kaitlyn de Wit also passed her CGCA test with German Shepherd, Grimm.
Conversations with the BOSS!
Club trainer and AKC CGC Evaluator having a discussion with K-9 Apollo.
Training Scratch Pants for Sale
For Sale: Gappay Scratch Pants
Size large, very limited use, $150.00
Please Read...Before you join any K-9 training venue, please do your homework.
Contact local vets, animal control folks, speak with established trainers in the area, and then see the organization for yourself.
We are aware that there are some LIARS and TROUBLE MAKERS out there posting false claims against the club and some members. It comes with the "job" as those who don't have success or those who have nothing seem to be the voices of "issue." Then there's the spineless folks who post with false names and claims!
We have always welcomed interested guests and perspective members to see the club and talk with any current member about how they like this organization. Even coin has two sides...
Memberships and Related Questions
What does it take to become a member?
We require that your canine partner pass a basic temperament test (similar to the AKC-CGC), be up to date on shots, and under control. You will also be required to complete a four consecutive training sessions with us. This helps us assess your skills and to see if you and your dog fit into our club. We'll let you know one way or the other. While we are a German Shepherd Dog Club, we will offer protection work with other approved breeds. We do require your pet to be from working lines animals or working with some show...
May I bring my child to training so they can understand how to work with the dog?
Due to the nature and the higher degree of risk of this training, no child under the age of 18 may attend. Parents can't sign away the liability of a child. Because children mature at different rates, some may not know how to properly respond to a "loose dog" issue or how to meet a high drive puppy. Parents get the training and then showcase it at home!
How can I be sure my dog is suited for this type of club?
If you're not sure about this venue, we'll give you a free K-9 assessment and you're welcome to come see the action. It can't be any better than that!
Termination of Membership and Banning from our Facebook Site
Individuals may be terminated from this club due to one or more of the following, but not limited to: theft of club or club member property, failure to be responsible for any accident or occurrence that would involve yourself or dog, creating a "club within a club" activity, failure to pay club dues when required, dog fighting or using your dog in an illegal manner, slander, inappropriate behaviors or comments directed in a mean spirited manner and towards another, using club training for illegal purposes, illegal actions that involve your dog and the training we offer, or actions that aren't becoming of a responsible club member. Memberships could be terminated for a select period of months or forever. Remember, we're adults who enjoy our dogs and working dog training, we enjoy the fellowship with folks of like minds and interests, LOYALITY is something that our group supports. Try and keep it family friendly and enjoy the sites we have for you!
Reminders: Regardless of training location, at no time are dogs or puppies allowed to run free. You're responsible for reviewing the club's "Release of Liability" BEFORE you come out. It's also posted on the website and one will be made available for signing when we see you.