Hi, I have a 7 year old female Dutch Shepherd that I got from Hillside K9. She is the most amazing dog I have ever owned! I actually just went up to Hillside K9 to do a protection training session with Shawn. They do group classes there, private lessons, protection training, etc. They also breed Malinois and Dutchies and have Mals, Dutchies and GSDs for sale. What I really like about Shawn is that he is very knowledgeable about the different breeds and more specifically, whether a particular dog would be a good candidate for IPO. I got my Dutchie because she had protection training and was exactly what I was looking for. They're having a protection training seminar on October 20 & 21st. They're going to have a few different decoys and scenarios, so I'm really looking forward to it. I think it would be a good opportunity to get more information and also see the types of dogs that do this type of training. I know of two French Ring clubs here, one in Cave Creek, one in Glendale. Don't know of any up near Flagstaff unfortunately.