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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone outside of Washington ever heard of this Paul Schneider person?

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Heh. Like good things? If my husband were interested in doing Schutzhund with Shasta, would this be a good place to start?

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Go the club and check them out. If you like it and you feel it's a good fit then it's a good place for you to start.
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Of course the problem is when you're operating out of a position of utter ignorance, you have no basis for evaluation. Especially since I don't know if Schutzhund would be a good fit for me (pretty sure my dog would love it).

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Go to a few clubs (if you are able) and really talk to the people. If they are willing to explain why things are being done one way and willing to help new members understand and you like the people, then I would go back with your dog for an evaluation.

I have been to a few clubs, and just recently have started with a new club a few hours away and everything seemed to really click. The people are great and they offered insights to the new members without us having to ask (about why one dog was being worked one way and another dog another way even though they were working on the same task, etc.). The members are friendly and willing to help new members with green dogs or puppies and they enjoy getting together and it seems like everyone is good friends/family. Seems to be a good fit so far. I am hoping to call this club "home" now.

I have been in the sport for a bit (not long but enough to know what I like and dislike) and think that the only way you will know if a club fits or if schutzhund is a good fit is to get out there and try it.

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You are not in a position of utter ignorance-you know what feels right to you
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You are not in a position of utter ignorance-you know what feels right to you
Maybe, but I was involved with one sport long enough as a coach's wife and a parent to know that people can feel right about things that are very, very wrong. I'm assuming dog sports are no different and I'm not only new to the sport, but not that experienced of a dog owner.

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Go to a few clubs (if you are able) and really talk to the people. If they are willing to explain why things are being done one way and willing to help new members understand and you like the people, then I would go back with your dog for an evaluation.
We have one within my driving distance. If I can get my husband out the door, we'll probably go check it out. He doesn't have time (shift work) to go farther and I'm not willing.

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Our club, Twin County Schutzhund Club, has worked with Snohomish. We actually did a cook-out and training session with them 2 months ago. Paul is an excellent training director and understands dogs well. I enjoyed my time training with them. There are also several very nice people in the club that I really enjoy talking dogs with when I see them. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

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