The KW German Shepherd Club members are involved in a multitude of working and sporting venues which include obedience, scent detection, herding, agility, lure coursing, sledding, Schutzhund, PSA, tracking, disc dog, basic household manners and so much more.
As a club, we train together in a variety of dog sports. We tend to focus on one or two venues per year. The goal is to gain confidence as a handler and to experience new venues while forming a stronger bond with our dogs.
Temperament Test Fall 2016
KW German Shepherd Club worked as a group in preparation for a temperament test held on Nov 13, 2016. All dogs who entered the temperament test passed. Temperament Test focuses on and measures different aspects of temperament such as stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog’s instinct for protectiveness towards its handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat. The test simulates a casual walk through a park or neighborhood where everyday life situations are encountered. During this walk, the dog experiences visual, auditory and tactile stimuli. Neutral, friendly and threatening situations are encountered, calling into play the dog’s ability to distinguish between non-threatening situations and those calling for watchful and protective reactions. The dogs are compared to the breed standard and the types of training are also factors taken into consideration.
Participants include; Zefra, Carly, Madison, Zulu, Cayla and Jaxx
Rally - Obedience Winter 2016
KW German Shepherd Club will be participating in an 8 week Rally-Obedience course at Oxford Dog Sports! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to train with this facility and hone our obedience skills!
Rally is a companion sport to Obedience. Both events require teamwork between dog and handler, along with similar performance skills. Rally provides an excellent introduction to all companion performance events for dogs and handlers. The chief objective of rally is to provide a fast-moving and motivational activity that demonstrates the competency of handler and dog in performing basic obedience exercises without requiring exact precision for success. Rally can also provide the opportunity to refine training skills for competitors in other events.
Dogs in rally obedience events should demonstrate willingness and enjoyment. To that end, handlers may use praise, encouragement, and petting throughout a rally course.
KW German Shepherd Club is excited to announce that as a club, we will be training and certifying all participating dogs with their Canine Good Neighbour certificate. "The Canine Good Neighbour Program is a 12-step test, that when completed successfully, will ensure that one of our most favoured companions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of our communities right across the country. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs.
The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog's relationship, together with the handler's ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations." Canadian Kennel Club, 2015.
All members (and invited guests) are welcome to come out to train or sign up for the certification.
Congratulations to all those who completed their CKC Canine Good Neighbour; Zefra, Cayla, Ruger, Madison, Carly , and Frank!
Scent Detection Winter - Summer 2014 - 2015
KW German Shepherd Club is proud to share that as a club, many of our members have teamed up and formed different teams for the Timed Team Tournament for the Canadian Sport Scent Detection Federation Team Challenge Trial on April 18 & 19, 2015.
ADVANCED TEAM SG1 Cayla vom Amalaberg SD-S-SP, SD-A-SP, CSSDF-SD-B-CH, CSSDF-SD-A-CH Bronze Award of Merit "Cayla" Grandview's Buck SD-S-SP, SD-A-SP, CSSDF-SD-A-CHx2 "Buck" Carly SD-S, SD-A, CSSDF-SD-B-CH "Carly" Frank CSSDF-SD-B-CH "Frank"