Main > Put up or shut up (callin ya'll out) (0 replies)
by shasta on 28 March 2008 - 15:58
while I don't think that putting titles on dogs is EVERYTHING in accomplishments (I may be blasted for saying this) I will say what I've done and you guys can judge the rest.
Newer in schutzhund I started in 2000.
Zeppe van't Steyneveld (HOT of course) sch3 Ipo3 TR1
Ilio von haus doose BH (sold as security dog)
Ciro zo Severnej Hranice ("Cyrano") BH SchA CGC- is just over 2 years old getting ready for Sch1,
Kaos von haus doose BH WH CGC - about 2.5 years old, getting ready for sch1 and working on SDA titles
I have also currently am starting a puppy out of Zeppe in Schutzhund.
Pet dogs with some accomplishments
Maestro Maysong di Capella - papillon, CGC, has done some training in agility though I"m not interested in competing or anything, just taken a few classes and had fun with it. He does a bit of studio work, and I work alot of tricks and events with him. Also did a little bit of training for conformation but he got too big :-(
Tyler - cocker spaniel, registered therapy dog (TDI) and CGC. Knew 150 behaviors when I put him to sleep last year. Had worked a lot of events and was the smartest dog I've ever owned bar none.
Maverick BH - shepherd type malinois mix 9 years old (no I did not put the BH on him, I trained alot of it but my mom handled him to the title) has done a bit of work in herding (about 9 months) but I never had an interest in competing or titling or anything
My personal accomplishments: have been training pet dogs for 23 years, first as a volunteer, then as an employee, now as a business owner. Have been head trainer for a facility, senior trainer for another facility. worked with exotic and domestic animals at Six Flags animal show for about 3 years (94-97). Volunteered almost full time and then worked professionally as a studio animal trainer for approximately 2 years (this is where I REALLY learned how to train, we taught all KINDS Of behaviors to look good for commercials, television, print ads etc...funny enough, rarely had to use much force, yet had to do all kinds of weird behaviors...hmmmm I still train my pet dogs many of the needed behaviors, only now I just send them out with someone else, I don't have time for it these days while running my own business) Worked as a continuing education and certification rep for ABTA Corporate office (what was then the largest dog training company in the US) for about a year and a half.CGC Evaluator. Certified dog trainer with IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals, note this is not a "school" but an internationally recognized professional organization). Have completed some university coursework with an emphasis in behavioral psychology/learning theory (I couldn't decide at the time if I TRULY wanted to train dogs for the rest of my life or go into marriage and family counselling and figured the coursework covered the same topics:-)) While I don't have a ton of titles under my belt, I've personally trained or taught others to train at LEAST a couple of thousand pet dogs in my career (I never counted but I know about how many I did last year so you figure in a career there have been at least that many) For the past 10 years or so I've had an interest in working with aggressive dogs, and that is where the majority of my business today comes from. I currently work with private sessions, behavior mod for aggression, group classes, I run a freeplay pack, and do board and train. Again, most of this is pet dog work and some may think that because I don't have a ton of titles I don't know anything, but I only usually post when I know what I"m talking about:-) I had NO interest whatsoever in putting any kind of titles on dogs until schutzhund (I basically hate the pressure and the politics in all the dog sports) I also have a real interest in canine nutrition (though I don't know as much as