Our Membership is currently full, but if your interested in training with us please contact John Dolsen for further information and possible openings in the near future!
*** OCTOBER 22-23 2016 ***
*** JUDGE - ARTHUR COLLINS ***
TRIAL TO BE HELD @ JOHN DOLSEN'S HOUSE, 19229 RIVER ROAD, MARENGO, IL 60152
- Blinds run right to left moving up field towards Helper.
*** Tracking TBD (will be either a sod farm or a hay field)
2016 TJWDC Trial Entry FormTJWDC-2016
Pictures of the tracking location
TJWDC uses superior training products from HallmarkK9!!
Turner Junction Working Dog Club is a group of like minded individuals who, through their love of dogs, strive to better all breeds of dogs, especially those best suited for work. This is accomplished through the training and trialing of our dogs, as well as the daily activities and interaction with our dogs. We feel that our methods create a firm and lasting bond with our canine companions, a bond that we do not take lightly. We are a member Club of the United Schutzhund Clubs ofAmerica. Our main focus is the sport of Schutzhund.
Schutzhund is a German word meaning "protection dog". It refers to a sport that focuses on developing and evaluating those traits in dogs that make them more useful and happier companions to their owners. Schutzhund work concentrates on three parts. Many are familiar with the obedience work of the American Kennel Club's affiliates and will recognize the first two parts, tracking and obedience. The Schutzhund standards for the third part, protection work, are similar to those for dogs in police work.
While dogs of other breeds are also actively involved in the sport of Schutzhund and often follow similar criteria for breeding purposes, this breed evaluation test was developed specifically for the German Shepherd Dog. Schutzhund is intended to demonstrate the dog's intelligence and utility. As a working trial, Schutzhund measures the dog's mental stability, endurance, structural efficiencies, ability to scent, willingness to work, courage, and trainability.
This working dog sport offers an opportunity for dog owners to train their dog and compete with each other for recognition of both the handler's ability to train and the dog's ability to perform as required. It is a sport enjoyed by persons of varied professions, who join together in a camaraderie born of their common interest in working with their dogs. Persons of all ages and conditi ons of life even those with significant disabilities enjoy Schutzhund as a sport. Often, it is a family sport.