About our club
K9 Force Working Dog Club welcomes member as our own family.
President/ Training coordinator
Isabella is an attentive, thorough, and amazing trainer who puts her heart and soul into everything that she does. She started training dogs over 25 years ago with her first German Shepherd Muhtar. She trained him in obedience, agility, and many other tricks. They became best friend and builds a passion in her that lead to helping other build the bond with their dogs. As a young adult, she moved to Israel and started to work at “Beit Erez” kennel. During that time, she has the opportunities to train with many dog breeds with varying temperaments. She also had the chance to train and test army dogs.
After moving to Canada in 1999, she owned another German shepherd Picasso vom Amalaberg and joined a Schutzhund club in Quebec. The sport fascinated her and by age 3, Picasso earned multiple SchH3 and FH1 titles. In 2008, she became a training director of Club Schutzhund Rive Sud in Montreal where she trained her own dogs. She also worked closely with various Police K9 departments, preparing and testing dogs for them.
Currently, Isabella has three dogs, Crash von den Wolfen SchH 2, IPO3, FH, V, Kkl lbz, Xtreame vom Felsenshloss IPO 3, SG, Kkl lbz, HUSAR Disaster Canine Serach Level 2 and Xtris Azelle who is her future competition dog. She is also a breeder of working line German Shepherds under kennel name “Xtris”
Xtris Azelle BH, AD, SG
2018-IPO 1 Judge Lance Collins ( High in Tracking)
2018 Prairie Regional Championship -SG 1 judge Harald Hohmann (SV)
2017 Prairie Regional Championship -SG 2 judge Harald Hohmann (SV)
Crash von den Wolfen SchH 2, IPO3, FH, V, Kkl1 lbz
2017 Prairie Regional Championship -Sieger V1 judge Harald Hohmann (SV)
2016 Prairie Regional Championship – 4th place
2016 Prairie Regional Championship -Sieger V1
2014 Quebec Regional Championship – 4th place, High in Tracking ( 98), V5, Universal Sieger
2014 Spring Trial- 1st place High in Tracking, High in Obedience, High in Protection
2013 WUSV- Philadelphia, USA
2013 Quebec Provincial Championship – 2nd place
2013 Quebec Regional Championship – 4th place, Sieger (V1), Universal Sieger
2012 TOP TEN Highest Scored SchH 3 Dogs in Canada – 4th place
2012 FH1- 95
2012 Quebec Provincial Champion (High in Tracking 98) Judge Lance Collins
2012 GSSCC National Championship – 8th place
2012 Quebec Regional Championship – Universal Sieger
2012 Quebec Regional Championship – Vice-Sieger- working class (V)
2012 Quebec Regional Championship – 3rd place (High in Tracking)
2011 Highest Scored SchH 2 Dog in Canada (96-96-98)
2011 Spring Trial SchH 1 (96-90-92) under SV Judge Thomas Lapp. High in Tracking, High in Obedience, High in Protection
Xtreame v Felsenshloss IPO3, SG, Kkl lbz / HUSAR Disaster Canine Serach Level 2
2017 Lower Mainland GSDC Trial IPO3 – 1st place judge Peter Rohde (SV)
2017 Prairie Regional Championship IPO2 – 2nd place with 96(V) in protection judge Harald Hohmann (SV)
2016 HUSAR Disaster Canine Search Level 2
2013 Quebec Provincial Championship IPO1 – 1st place judge Lance Collins
Picasso von Amalaberg SchH 3, FH1, V, Kkl1 lbz
2008 Regular Trial- FH1
2008 GSSCC National Championship – V working class & KKl1 judge Jans Peter Fetten (SV)
2008 Provincial Championship SchH 3 8th place
2008 Regular Show & Trial – 2nd place SchH 3 + V2 judge Karen MacIntyre (USA)
2008 Eastern Regional Championship – V3 (working class) judge Gabriel Pettinaroli (SV)
2007 GSSCC National Championship – SG1 (12-18 month) judge Ernst Seifert (SV)
2007 Ontario Regional Championship SG1 (12-18 month) judge Karen MacIntyre (USA)
2007 SchH 1 (90,80, 84) with High in Tracking, High in Protection and High in Trial under SV judge Reinhold Walter
Obedience 101 Instructor
From a young age I always had a passion for dogs, but it wasn’t until April of 2016 on my 20th birthday that I became one of the first members (and youngest member) of K9 Force, and my dream of getting into the dog training community became reality.
I started IPO at K9 Force with my dog Asia who was at the time, 8 weeks old. Up until today we have achieved a BH, AD, as well as continue to work towards our IPO1 with the eventual goal of IPO3. Within 10 months of joining K9 Force I became an Intro to IPO instructor for new handlers and an assistant trainer in basic obedience. To date, I have attended multiple seminars and various private trainings under some of the top IPO trainers and competitors in the world, as well as worked along and continue to work along side my mentor, and K9 Force club president, Isabella. I have personally coached 2 members starting from very foundations in Intro to IPO that are now apart of K9 Force as members and have succeeded so far in rally, and also have obtained their BH (working towards IPO1), as well as worked with countless other Intro to IPO participants of varying breeds.
I am now the lead instructor for Basic Obedience and can’t wait to share my passion as well as continue to learn and gain more knowledge everyday!
I started with K9 Force as an initial student in the Intro to Rally Obedience class in November 2017. The members’ talent and passion ignited my enthusiasm for dog training. After earning our Rally Novice title and completing the Intro to IPO program, I became a member in April 2018 with my 3 year old German Shepherd, Brick. In August 2018, we earned our Rally Advanced title (99-100-98), in September 2018 our Rally Excellent title (96-98-96) and our Rally Master title (95-90-92). We also earned our BH in August 2018. I am continuing to work towards IPO 1, while earning legs towards our RAE and RMX titles and accumulating points towards our Rally Champion title.
As one of K9 Force’s rally instructors, I love sharing my passion and introducing new students to this sport. Teamwork is the foundation of rally obedience, and I love working with students to help build a better relationship with their dog.
Virginia is a graphic and industrial designer who specializes in information design and product development. She is a member of Canada Task force 2 Heavy Urban search and rescue team, focuses on logistics. Virginia was first introduced to the team by Isabella as a photographer for Canine team’s training. After a few sessions, she developed an interest in working dog training and continues to assist regularly. She is currently anticipating the arrival of a new dog; her goal is to achieve basic obedience, IRO certification and join Canine search team.