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Schutzhund club in Calgary

K9 Force Working Dog Club is a non-profit Schutzhund Club located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We are a group of dedicated people who devote our time and effort to help our members achieve their goals. Our club provide a training facility, programs and access to competitions.

K9 Force WDC promotes a safe, respectful, and friendly environment to our members. We focus on helping each other to improve and share knowledge. We celebrate everyone’s success as our own.

In order to help sustain our community, a membership fee is applicable. If you have any questions, please email us at info@k9force.ca

Upcoming events

We are excited to share our progress and learn more form Marko Koskensalo!
All working spots are reserved for club members. Please contact us if you would like to attend and we can put you on a waiting list. Spectators are welcome. Please contact us at info@k9force.ca

We will cover competitive obedience and protection. Lunch and refreshments will be available on site during 2 days.

2015 WUSV Vice World Champion
2009 FCI Vice World Champion (all breeds)
2011 FMBB World Cup Vice Champion
2011 FMBB 3rd place in World Championships
2008 FCI 4th place in World Championships
2008 FMBB 6th place in World Championships
Best protection 100 in World Championships 2008
Best tracking 98 in World Championships 2011
Four times Finnish breed champion
Two times FCI qualification winner

We always think how to get better! After one of our helpers Zamir attended Helper School in Quebec last year, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting one in Calgary!

More information to come! info@k9force.ca

Start your new season on the right foot!
We will offer: BH, IPO 1-3, AD
If you want trial for Tracking and/or Obedience only, please contact us. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.


We are very happy to welcome Jan Böhm in Canada for the first time!
Jan is a world class IPO Competitor and One of the Best “A” grade National Helpers of the Czech Cytological Union. He has been a helper at many prestigious IPO events around the world. Having achieved 2ndPlace at the FCI WM & Czech championships in 2016 with the perfect score of 100 points in Obedience & High scores in protection.

All working spots are reserved for Club members. We will be releasing 10 spectators spots per day on first come- first serve basis.
Registration will be available online only.
Don’t miss this opportunity!
Some of the results from last year (2016)
4th place FMBB 2016 98-93/91-93/88 =463V
2nd place FCI WM 2016 90-93-96=279SG
2nd place CZ Championship 2016 92-100-97=289V

Helper Work
World Championship ISPU 2012
Championship Czech Malinois Club 2012
Qualification IPO FCI 2011 & 2012
Czech Championship Box Rtw 2012
Czech Championship IPO CKS 2011
Czech Championship Dobermans 2011

K9Force WDC with the collaboration of Black Gold WDC and GSSCC organized four Trial Helpers Workshops from July to October – 2 in Calgary and 2 in Edmonton and had a total of 6 Trial Helpers participating. We see great value of those workshops and wanted to take a moment to thank Darren Pidruchney for being such a wonderful teacher and creating an environment of enthusiasm for learning, appreciation for growing, and room for making mistakes along the way. We are grateful to have you as a guide, leading by example.
We also would like to thank all participants for attending our workshops. We hope you had fun, and we look forward to seeing you at the next event!

What’s next? We will continue to develop Trial Helpers and already planning new events for 2018. Stay tuned!

More information and registration: http://k9force.ca/helper-workshop

Our K9 demos are designed to portray the skill involved in Schutzhund training plus give both children and adults an opportunity to gain knowledge and ask questions about the K9Force WDC. High-level obedience and protection demos are conducted free of charge. The one-on-one interaction encourages children to build trust and respect toward working dogs. The value of these exhibitions has proved immeasurable for everyone. We provide demonstrations to schools, special events and professional organizations and law enforcement entities. Contact us for more details : info@k9force.ca

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Our mission

  • Promote the training and testing standards defined by WUSV for Schutzhund/ IPO competitions.
  • Create opportunities for K9 teams to train under individuals with extensive experience.
  • Provide an up-to-date resource for K9 Handlers on Schutzhund/ IPO activities in Calgary and surrounding area, testing standards, local events, training.

What is Schutzhund/IPO?


Schutzhund/IPO is a test started in the 1900s in Germany, designed to identify, test and validate the qualities necessary for a successful working dog. But over time it became a sport.

Translated from German, “Schutzhund” means protection dog, yet the name can be misleading as the protection part is only one of the three disciplines which are tested. The other two disciplines this sport evaluate are tracking and obedience.

Schutzhund is not intended to teach the dog to protect the owner, although some skills involved are similar to those that are taught to the police K-9s. Initially, and basically Schutzhund – is a sport and it is meant to evaluate the dogs’ mental stability, endurance, strength, willingness to work, courage and ability to be trained.

Is it worth it ?

Like any sport, Schutzhund requires dedication. This is not the 8 weeks training course, where the goal can be achieved in a short period of time, and the owner and the dog leave upon expiry. Schutzhund requires several years of work. A Schutzhund competitor trains with the club to which he/she belong from 2 to 5 times a week. The average age of the dog testing for Schutzhund I is 2.5 years. The decision to join a Schutzhund Club and start the training must be taking with consideration of where, how and with whom will you undergo training. Schutzhund is a sport that becomes a lifestyle. It takes years of practice and dedication to reach the higher levels. This applies to both: the dog and the handler. Both of them – a TEAM that is trying to create the perfect dance together. Of course, not every dog can go through all the phases of Schutzhund, but if you are eager and enthusiastic go ahead and let your dog be more balanced, happy and useful companion.

Our location

We’re located Southeast of Calgary, in Rocky View County at the intersection of Hwy 22x East and Range Road 282

Please note that visits are by appointment only.

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