Who are we?

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.

News

 

K9 Force Working Dog Club is offering a 3 day intensive seminar with Mr. Igor Lengvarsky from September 30 to October 2, 2016. Igor is an exceptional instructor and a judge of International Championship competitions around the world! We are pleased to have the opportunity to host this event. This is an excellent chance to learn from one of the best in this sports!

**All working spots are taken!**

Schedule:

Friday
9.00- Meet & Great – Club Ground
10.00- Leaving for Tracking
– Lunch
15.00-Back to Club for obedience/protection

Saturday
9.00- Obedience
12.00- Lunch
13.00- Protection

Sunday
9.00- Tracking (meeting at the tracking fields)
12.00- Lunch at the club
13.00- Obedience and Protection.

K9 Force Working Dog Club is pleased to have the opportunity to host a trial with Judge Igor Lengvarsky and we are delighted to have you!

Titles offered: BH; IPO 1,2,3; TR 1,2,3; OB 1,2,3; AD (min 3 dogs)

Register early, as limited spots available!

**Save time with online registration**

Registration will be closed October 5th.

IMPORTANT: **The schedule  will be determined based on the number of entries **

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

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.