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Shadow
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Tell us about yourself: My wife and I have a 5.5 yo blue lacy and just got an 8mo Dutch Shepherd. The lacy is trained in tracking and we’re wanting to do the same with the Dutch as well as advanced obedience training

Trainer suggestions in Houston area

Post by Shadow » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:40 am

I’m new here on the board and a little inexperienced on the search so I apologize if this subject has been covered a thousand times before. We’re looking for a good reputable trainer in the Houston area. We have a 10 week old Dutch and are working through our basics but want to get in with a trainer for our more advanced training. We’d prefer a trainer willing to meet with us once a week and give us homework for the week vs a board and train as well. We’re from the Beaumont area which is around and hour east of Houston and we don’t mind driving for the training but it’s an added issue with training.
Wesley - Beaumont
Ashley (wife) Jersey (Blue Lacy) Shadow (Dutch Shepherd)

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centrop67
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Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

Re: Trainer suggestions in Houston area

Post by centrop67 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:28 pm

I know you may be disappointed not to see a response here, but I guess we're lacking members from this area.

I will make a suggestion. Check out local Schutzhund or IPO clubs in your area. They usually have weekly meet UPS and other events. If you talk with some of the members, you'll probably find some good recommendations.
Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

Shadow
Just Whelped
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:44 pm
Tell us about yourself: My wife and I have a 5.5 yo blue lacy and just got an 8mo Dutch Shepherd. The lacy is trained in tracking and we’re wanting to do the same with the Dutch as well as advanced obedience training

Re: Trainer suggestions in Houston area

Post by Shadow » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:36 pm

We actually got in touch with Houston K9 Academy but unfortunately due to their licensing they’re only allowed to work with law enforcement/ licensed private security. They were super helpful though and actually contacted 3 other trainers for us. They ended up getting us hooked up with a trainer in Dallas named Jordon Dearmond. We spoke over the phone and are planning a week long trip once our pup is 5-6mo old. Until then he suggested us to keep training multiple times a day like we’re currently doing and really polishing up our basics. An old friend of mine is a retired k9 handler as well and we’re meeting up with him every couple weeks for tips and training as well. We’ll looking into local clubs too though. Thanks for the suggestion!
Wesley - Beaumont
Ashley (wife) Jersey (Blue Lacy) Shadow (Dutch Shepherd)

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centrop67
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Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

Re: Trainer suggestions in Houston area

Post by centrop67 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:42 pm

I'm glad you found someone, but Dallas seems like a long way to go.

Good luck and let us know how it's going.
Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

Shadow
Just Whelped
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:44 pm
Tell us about yourself: My wife and I have a 5.5 yo blue lacy and just got an 8mo Dutch Shepherd. The lacy is trained in tracking and we’re wanting to do the same with the Dutch as well as advanced obedience training

Re: Trainer suggestions in Houston area

Post by Shadow » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:29 pm

Yes that’s going to be a 6hr drive for us so we may turn it into a mini vacation. We knew what we were getting into when we got this dog and this is just one of the things we’ll have to do to be certain she gets the training she deserves
Wesley - Beaumont
Ashley (wife) Jersey (Blue Lacy) Shadow (Dutch Shepherd)

Steve Gossmeyer
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Tell us about yourself: Schutzhund helper and trainer I own and work two Dutchies
Location: Long Island

Re: Trainer suggestions in Houston area

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:46 am

Shadow wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:29 pm
Yes that’s going to be a 6hr drive for us so we may turn it into a mini vacation. We knew what we were getting into when we got this dog and this is just one of the things we’ll have to do to be certain she gets the training she deserves
Amen! I wish everyone understood this!

Steve Gossmeyer
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Posts: 661
Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Tell us about yourself: Schutzhund helper and trainer I own and work two Dutchies
Location: Long Island

Re: Trainer suggestions in Houston area

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:46 am

I'm a professional trainer and I still work my dog everyday!

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