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Delmarva German Shepherd Dog Club
Promoting the Working Lines

The Portal of Things to Come

About Us


We have two AKC CGC Evaluators who can help you with your puppy or dog. Howard Gaines III and Charlie Tanner III both from Harrington. Our club starts with the puppy S.T.A.R. certificate and we go from there. Several of our working lines dogs have the CGC, CGCA, CGCU, and Trick og titles.Three of our club dogs are also certified therapy dogs through te National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc...

How more well rounded do they need to be?

We use sleeves, suits, leg sleeves, tugs, and loads of PRAISE to train our dogs.

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. Those programs include the puppy STAR certificate, the CGC, CGC Community Dog, CGC Urban Dog, and Trick dog program. We don't require involvement in the AKC programs, but they are fun and something else to work towards when you are here.

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! We feel it's important for both the dog and the handler to remain in great shape...

From Obedience to Protection Work...

"We try to keep it FUN and FUNctional!"





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