We use sleeves, suits, leg sleeves, tugs, and loads of PRAISE to train our dogs.
K-9 Ruger working with club founder Howard Gaines III.
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.
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. K-9 Griet is not only a great protection dog, she has also been a dual certified therapy dog, certified with the National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc and PAWS for People.
From Obedience to Protection Work...
"We try to keep it FUN and FUNctional!"
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