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Tracking Seminar with Al Govednik in upstate New York

Hello everyone,
Just want to let you all know, Interstate Schutzhund Club will be hosting a tracking Seminar with Al Govednik . The seminar will be Friday evening though Sunday afternoon, June 15,16,17. There are still a few working slots open. For more information or to sign up, just shot me a PM and I can email you the information. Al is a great guy to learn from and his experience speaks for itself!
Al Govednik Bio:
My name is Albert (Al) J. Govednik, and I'm very active in the working side of dog training. I was born on 17 January 1958, in Joliet, Illinois. (This is a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.) I actively compete in SchH and S&R. I became involved with my first dogs as a boy, working with my father and his hunting breeds. My real passion has been Schutzhund work. My breed of choice is since 1984 has been the German Shepherd Dog.
United Schutzhund Clubs of America (GSD club) training accomplishments:
2 time master gold sports medal winner (qualify for a 3rd) Over 700 sport medal points earned
HOT (handler owned & trained) competitor, 5 dogs trained from youngster to FH2 level or higher (3 of the 1st 12 FH2's in America)
USA FH champion '10 WDC Grove City, Ohio (Hex)
Finished 2nd twice, 4th three times, & 5th at the USA's FH championship
AWDF FCI-FH '06 world championship team member (Gonzo) Austria
AWDF FCI-FH '08 world championship team member (Hex) Slovakia
AWDF FCI-FH '09 world championship team member (Hex) France
USA IPOFH '09 national champion (Hex)
FCI IPO world championship team captain '08, Belgium
FCI IPO world championship team captain '09, Austria
FCI IPO world championship team captain '10, Finland
A competitor in over 180 SchH trials. I have also passed over 70 FH competitions. Numerous high in trial, high tracking, high protection, high obedience awards. Several "V" scores.
USA Teaching helper '02-
USA Teaching judge '06-
I have judged at these major USA/AWDF events, GSD championship '99 (tracking) AWDF championship '01& 05 (tracking), USA Nationals '02, '04, '06 (tracking), &'10 (obedience). Protection & Obedience judge '04 HOT (hander owner trained) tournament, 00' NAWBA (Bouvier) nationals (obedience), '04 Boxer Nationals all phases
SchH 3 club 7 times (Bullet, Jack, Gita, Gonzo, Lea, Hex, & Armor)

Sir Bullet vom Govednik SchH3,IPO3,FH2,TD,CGC*
Dixi vom Hackhauserweg SchH3,IPO3,FH,CD,CGC
Jack vom Hildeshiemer Land SchH3,IPO3,FH2,CD,CGC*
Gonzo z Ceska SchH3,IPO3,FH2,CGC*
Gita z Lipin SchH3,IPO3,FH2*
Lea Bohemia Vek SchH3,IPO3**
Armor vom Govednik SchH3,RH1***
Hex Aites Bohemia SchH3,VPG3,IPO3,IPOFH,RH1**
*=raised & trained from puppy
**=raised & trained from young/untitled dogs
***=bred, raised & trained from puppy

Alighieri von Schraderhaus, (HOT) IPO3 AD -German Shepherd 4/8/2010
Miles, CGC - Border collie, Rescue 10/31/2006
Khaleesi von Feuer, (HOT) BH AD- German Shepherd 2/3/2013
Traveler- BC/ACD 2/3/2014
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