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Think You’re a Dog Training Expert? Think Again.

Think You’re a Dog Training Expert? Think Again.
 
Picture this: You’re at a National IPO/Schutzhund Event, National Ring Sport Event or even at an AKC Championship and on the registration form, they ask you to rate your training or handling ability: beginner, intermediate, advanced, orexpert.  It turns out that plenty of people end up checking “expert,” despite the fact that most, if not all, the guys and girls working as a professional in the K9 world (most who are way better than you, by the way) don’t even classify themselves as experts.

A Guided Winter Tour on the Innovative Sport Dog Community

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ISDC A Guided Winter Tour
This video gives you a brief tour around the Innovative Sport Dog Community. Also an introduction to our dogs.

Happy New Year 2014

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Happy New Year 2014
I want to thank you all for very successful and Fun 2013. Let's carry our dogs into a Fun 2014 and let's train to the next level!

Dr. Becker: The Truth About Spaying And Neutering

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Dr. Becker: The Truth About Spaying and Neutering
Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian, discusses all about neutering or sp...
Excellent video! Also read my article about Spaying and Neutering Yes or No? 

The German Shepherd Show Dog, Half Dog Half Frog

I am a big lover of the Germans Shepherd breed. Since I moved to the US from Belgium and after visiting many American Shows with my dog many were shocked in the difference between my dog and the dogs on the show. The difference is the my Dog is a working line german shepherd and the dogs found on the big AKC dogs show or show line German Shepherd. In my opinion a different breed due the inbreeding that took place over the years. What is shocking to me is that many "professionals" out there try to defend this bad breeding program while there is so much evidence that the structure of a top show line German Shepherd is orthopedic very badly.

Saturday's Protection Drop in!

Every Saturday I will be doing Private Protection Training Sessions @ the Alameda Schutzhund Club Training Field. Registration 3 days advance. $35,- for the first session. If you want a second session that day is $25 for a second session. Message me on FB, Email me or send me a text with you number and name to register. Field will be open from 10AM. If you dont register the list will close @ noon. If you show up before noon you will be put after the registered clients.
 

Exiting Changes on the horizon

We wanted to take a quick moment to reach out to our woofK9 family (soon to be ISDC family) and let you know of a few changes that will be taking place over the next year. Many of you may know that I have taken on a new business partner, Fo...rrest Micke, and we are excited to combine our efforts to grow a community and training program that we can all be proud of. Some changes will be small, some big – all for the betterment of our dogs and their training.

Many of the immediate changes being made relate directly to services offered and our pricing structure.

WORKING DOG SEMINAR - OREGON - UPDATE

Unfortunately I needed to make to decision to postpone the seminar to a later date. Find below the new dates and seminar information. The positive side of it is that everybody has some more time to make travel arrangements and preparation.I hope to see many of you in Oregon.
 
This will be a three day seminar with Bart De Gols and Jason Lake. The workshop will focus on tracking, obedience and protection. Dogs of all ages & skill level welcome. Bart brings a unique perspective to dog training, started at a young age, he applies years of knowledge in both dolphin and canine training.

Schutzhund Trial ACSC February 13th 2011

February 13, 2011 - Alameda County SchH & Police K-9 host a schutzhund trial for ClubSchH/VPG1-3, BH, TR1-3, OB1-3
 

Judge:Warren Jones, USA
Location:100 block of N. Laughlin Rd., Livermore, CA |
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Tracking Conditions:Grass
Bathrooms:YesFood:YesPotable Water:No
Hotel Info:
La Quinta Inn, 7700 South Front Rd, Livermore, CA
 
Anyone interested for entering the trial please contact :
Tom Wright -thwright47@yahoo.com- 925-447-0978
Jeroen Wright, ACSC President -

Working Dog Seminar - Medford Oregon

This will be a three day seminar with Bart De Gols and Jason Lake. The workshop will focus on tracking, obedience and protection. Dogs of all ages & skill level welcome. Bart brings a unique perspective to dog training, started at a young age, he applies years of knowledge in both dolphin and canine training.
 
The goal of the workshop is to focus on problem areas in all three phases, while also learning and applying new fresh training philosophies to your program.
 
For more information about Bart:

"A dog is for life, not just for Christmas"

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas!“Daddy, daddy, mommy please, I want a dog for Christmas” says the little girl or boy with sparkling eyes. It is really wonderful to see when a child starts to smile and becomes very happy in the presents of puppy. There is no argument against that; however this enthusiasm doesn’t last very long and fades away after a month or so. The puppy grows older, starts to bite, chew, whine, bark, pee, poop, scratch, interrupt sleep. The parents just have adopted another child!

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas of WOOF K9

All impounded dogs in Contra Costa shelters to be spayed or neutered, panel explores

Please read the following article what was published in the Oakland Tribune yesterday 12/03/2010:
 
All impounded dogs in Contra Costa shelters to be spayed or ...http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_16753140  
 
"ALL Impounded canines in Contra Costa would be spayed or neutered if ordinance passes!"
 
This article implies that every dog that is been impounded @ the animal shelter will be neutered or spayed. For all of you who own full breed show or working dogs this can be a serious issue. Luckily most of the responsible dog owners’ love their K9’s so much they won’t leave them unattended. But what if your cleaning lady leaves the door open and your male chases out to find himself a nice bitch in heat? Your Sieger stud or Sch3 is found by the Animal Control officer, brought into the animal shelter and before you get him back he is going to be neutered.  That would be devastating… So in the future think twice before leaving the front door open when you live in Contra Costa County CA!