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08-31-2014 10:18 AM
lalachka
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Originally Posted by lauren43 View Post
The ones in NY are no more than 2.5 hrs from me. I watched a trial. I loved watching the dogs perform and nearly every dog that trialled that day got their ipo1 or the next level. But as much as I enjoyed I'm still not really sure it's for me. It's a huge time commitment and with the added travel, well that's a ton of time.

I'm willing to do two nights a week, one local, one within an hour but that's about it for me. Though I'll be honest I can't wait to start! We will be doing agility and either fly ball or puppy pre-k (if we can't get into flyball)...
I think this one is right by you
You said you're in Syracuse,right? This is the one from that page with no address


http://www.iroquoisgsd.com
08-30-2014 11:41 PM
lauren43
breed worthiness and picking pups early on

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Originally Posted by Andaka View Post
Regional Clubs - Northeast

These are not Schutzhund clubs, but there are places to learn about GSD's.

Daphne

The ones in NY are no more than 2.5 hrs from me. I watched a trial. I loved watching the dogs perform and nearly every dog that trialled that day got their ipo1 or the next level. But as much as I enjoyed I'm still not really sure it's for me. It's a huge time commitment and with the added travel, well that's a ton of time.

I'm willing to do two nights a week, one local, one within an hour but that's about it for me. Though I'll be honest I can't wait to start! We will be doing agility and either fly ball or puppy pre-k (if we can't get into flyball)...
08-30-2014 10:45 PM
lalachka I went to there today. He said I can def get good obedience on him, showed me a few things. I will train there

Then my doggie was tested with a flirtpole and he went in total avoidance. Trying to hide behind me (I was told not to let him)
He still liked him though, said good dog and looks good and I'm doing everything right except not buying a working dog lol. I still adore my dog, with his weak nerves and all)))))) I have weak nerves myself so we make a perfect couple. Two paranoid beings.

But omg what a mal I saw there. What a beast. The energy is scary. But it's amazing to watch.
08-29-2014 05:20 PM
lalachka
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Originally Posted by Aimeanda View Post
Look under the Mid Atlantic clubs: Regional Clubs - Mid Atlantic

Still a drive, but the Northern New Jersey Club is about an hour and a half depending on where you live in Queens.
thank you)))) NJ def works.

I suck at geography. I never thought midatlantic is here lol
it actually sounds like it's in a diff country all together

next time I will click just in case))))
08-29-2014 04:29 PM
Aimeanda Look under the Mid Atlantic clubs: Regional Clubs - Mid Atlantic

Still a drive, but the Northern New Jersey Club is about an hour and a half depending on where you live in Queens.
08-29-2014 02:36 PM
lalachka
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Originally Posted by Andaka View Post
Regional Clubs - Northeast

These are not Schutzhund clubs, but there are places to learn about GSD's.

Daphne
The closest is 3 and a half hours away.

I'm going tomorrow to meet this trainer whose club is full and if it doesn't work out for whatever reason then I will badger the second club.
As long as he's not pure force I'm sticking around though. Maybe I should've asked before going but oh well.
08-29-2014 02:26 PM
Andaka Regional Clubs - Northeast

These are not Schutzhund clubs, but there are places to learn about GSD's.

Daphne
08-29-2014 12:36 PM
lalachka
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Originally Posted by martemchik View Post
IPO needs space. Cities don’t have that space. With real estate as expensive as it is, you have to be out in the middle of nowhere. You also don’t want people asking questions. Truth is, the public doesn’t understand training dogs to bite, and so you don’t want them seeing it. Public also thinks “stick hits” are animal cruelty…don’t need them seeing that either.

I know there are training places in Chicago that rent field houses. It’s super expensive. The training is crazy expensive due to that and is highly restrictive because of that. Club fees end up pricing a lot of people that would do the sport, out of it when you start moving training indoors and have to rent facilities. I know gas can get expensive, but in truth, it doesn’t get near as expensive as some of the club fees I’ve seen/heard of in Chicago. Can’t imagine what that would be in New York.
yeah I came to the same conclusion about space.
oh well, I'd drive. probably not on weekdays but def every weekend.
my doggie also throws up on every ride lol. poor thing.
08-29-2014 12:28 PM
martemchik IPO needs space. Cities don’t have that space. With real estate as expensive as it is, you have to be out in the middle of nowhere. You also don’t want people asking questions. Truth is, the public doesn’t understand training dogs to bite, and so you don’t want them seeing it. Public also thinks “stick hits” are animal cruelty…don’t need them seeing that either.

I know there are training places in Chicago that rent field houses. It’s super expensive. The training is crazy expensive due to that and is highly restrictive because of that. Club fees end up pricing a lot of people that would do the sport, out of it when you start moving training indoors and have to rent facilities. I know gas can get expensive, but in truth, it doesn’t get near as expensive as some of the club fees I’ve seen/heard of in Chicago. Can’t imagine what that would be in New York.
08-29-2014 12:24 PM
lalachka
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Originally Posted by martemchik View Post
On that thread…it was one person, who doesn’t know anything about how Schutzhund works commenting that your dog shouldn’t do it. She’s established herself as an idiot.

IMO…Schutzhund is the perfect place to take any dog. If it has issues, that’s the place where you’ll find people that will figure out how to get around those issues. I’ve seen amazing things happen with dogs when they were finally able to be themselves and become more confident within themselves. I’ve also seen how helpful it is for a handler to be more comfortable with the dog they have, finally understand why their dog is doing what it’s doing, and have the tools to manage it.

I guess I haven’t been to a club that “excludes” people yet. They try to get as many as possible. You want to train? Train. Show your commitment. Beginners will work protection at the end. I like the rule where EVERYONE is required to do tracking and obedience in order to do protection. Eliminates the people that just want a “protection dog.”

I’ll tell you this as well…other venues, will make you connections, and you’ll find places to train. It’s amazing how many groups aren’t on the internet, how many good helpers are out there that aren’t part of a club and are just training dogs. The guy I train with…isn’t part of a club. We have a good group of people, some EXTREMELY knowledgeable people in there that will help you with tracking and with obedience. I have a feeling, with as many people are there are in New York, there are more than just the clubs you’ve seen on the interweb.
thank you for this. that's what's brewing in my head too. whether I'm right or wrong I will find out. but i have it stuck in my head that ipo will help me learn about him and help him become confident.

and yes, I also can't believe there are only 2!!!
and none are in nyc. both are in long island. there are a few upstate 5 hours away.

I've seriously thought about moving to the woods closer to the trainers lol. I'd do it if I knew I'd never fired or laid off because looking for programming jobs in the woods isn't easy)))))
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