Looking for a Sctutzhund Club in Tampa / Pinellas Co. FL - German Shepherd Dog Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: FL
Posts: 12
Question Looking for a Sctutzhund Club in Tampa / Pinellas Co. FL

Greetings to all from Sunny and Non Humid Tampa -

I'm new to the site and looking for some sage advice from other experienced GSD owners. My story is as follows:

It all started with my son (he will play the role of the six year old boy in this story), a checkbook (belongs to the character I play - Dad), and a breeder with a new litter of GSD's. Now I will say that I did not just bring my son to the first breeder I found or called on. This is a decision (to purchase a GSD) I made over a year ago and was in no rush, as the new GSD, my family, and the breeder all had to be a good fit for one another. Additionally I have experience in raising large breed dogs (Doberman and Rhodesian Ridgeback) but never a GSD.

Well we finally found a remarkable breeder and everything was a great fit. Lucky for me, the new pup's are only 2 weeks old and I have till mid August to prepare for bringing our new bundle of joy home. In the mean time I'd like to sit in and observe on some Schutzhund training and find a puppy obedience class where I could soon enroll my young Konig and eventually progress into Schutzhund training. I am by no means rushing things (it will be at least a year before we progress into Schutzhund), but I want to start building the proper planning and foundation for our new addition. I would very much like to locate for both something in Pinellas County, but have been unable to find any Schutzhund training clubs there when searching over the internet. Tampa would be my second choice.

Being now in my late 30's and had many life lessons, this is the dog that I really want to raise & train right from the first moment I get him. To my family and I, this is a new family member that we are bringing in our house, a dog that will be there for: seeing our children grow up and helping to watch over them, a dog that will be there for my family when I have to travel on business, a dog that will participate in family outings for (God Willing) the next 15 years, a dog that we will build parts of our life around (Schutzhund Training), a dog that will be there for good times and bad, and the list goes on. I hope this sheds some perspective about how importantly we view this decision to add another member to our family.

Any info, feedback, and comments are greatly appreciated. I thank you in advance for any insight that you may be able to offer.

Best Regards,
Konig is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 11:02 AM
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 869
Try Ivan Balabanov in Plant City

Last edited by Chris Wild; 06-30-2010 at 11:33 AM. Reason: **removed phone number. Please share via PM, not on the public board.
Fast is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-02-2010, 11:26 AM
Senior Member
CainGSD's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Port Richey, FL
Posts: 487
You may also want to observe Tampa Bay Working Dog Club in Plant City.


Cain von Hena-C, VPG A, TT 10/19/2003 - 12/17/2009
Gone but not forgotten.

Dazzle von Linienbach, 02/07/2009
Learning the ropes.
CainGSD is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nov. 10-11, 2012 - Tampa Bay Working Dog Club IPO Trial JKlatsky Events & Club Info 0 10-25-2012 04:23 PM
Tampa Bay Working Dog Club USA SchH Trial JKlatsky Events & Club Info 7 10-09-2010 11:07 PM
New Puppy - Looking For Puppy Obedience Classes in Tampa / Pinellas CO. FL Konig Finding a Good Trainer 1 08-18-2010 06:50 PM
Need advice in Tampa / Pinellas CO. - New to GSD's & have puppy on the way. Konig Introductions & Welcome Mat 7 06-28-2010 05:28 PM
Tampa, FL - Senior F GSD, #A1063573 Kuklasmom Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 25 08-07-2008 09:46 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome