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...web home of Dog Sports at Kim’s, the premier place for competitive and family dog training in St. Louis, Mo., and Metro East/Southern Illinois. 


At Dog Sports at Kim’s, we believe every dog can be a champion, and

every champion should be a well-behaved and well-mannered member

of the family. 


DSK is filled with people who love dogs, and love to train their dogs. We invite you to take a cyberstroll through our website and see if you’d like to join our community – a place where we work and play with our dogs, always with a single goal in mind, teaching you to...

Bring out the best in your dog!

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Including schedule updates, new classes, weather postponements, upcoming trials, and all other DSK news...

Meet Kim Berkley

"I love helping people learn to be

successful with their dogs,

passing on what I’ve learned..."

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Kim showed three dogs in the competition, finishing third with Zuko, with Dolly not too far behind. What a tremendous achievement for Kim and her dogs! ​

Way to go, Kim and Zayne! We are all so proud of you! 

Dog Sports at Kim’s is thrilled to congratulate Kim Berkley and Zayne, who captured the prestigious 2024 Westminster obedience crown on Saturday in Queens, New York. 

Kim and Zayne posted a near perfect 398 points out of 400 in the ninth annual obedience championship, capping their performance with a runoff win. Outstanding! 


The entire building will be closed this Thursday

through Sunday, July 11-14, for the Springer Spaniel agility trial.


There will be no classes on Thursday, July 11

Coming later this month to DSK:
Three mini agility seminars

with Sue Phillips 

Friday, July 19 at DSK

Take one, two, or all three!

Both working and auditing spots available.

Click here to learn more,

or here to reach Sue Phillips directly


Secure your working spot

by paying by July 1st! 




Click here to learn more, or here to sign up for your first dive! 

DSK is an approved facility for North America Diving Dogs

            Sign up here



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Congratulations to Patty Schneiderjohn

and her talented GSDs!


Tica was named Agility Victrix at the

German Shepherd Dog Club of America's 2021

National Specialty in mid October. Tica won every Standard and Jumpers run over the two days of competition! 

Patty's seven-month-old puppy, Pyxis, also distinguished himself, in Scent Work, at the National, earning his novice containers title and taking first place in

the third leg of the competition.

Outstanding work, ladies and gentleman!

Check out the new events 

on our 2024 schedule!

DSK 2024 event schedule

More coming soon!

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Special congratulations to DSK’s own

Nancy Curtis and Stryker, winners of the

AKC Rally National Championship in Wilmington, Ohio.

What an amazing team.

We are proud of you, Nancy and Stryker! 

Photo credit © American Kennel Club

A new slate of classes at DSK!

Monday classes with Joanne Bockhorn:

9 am Canine Good Citizen -- Classes start January 8th

10 am Canine Tricks -- Classes start January 8th

11 am Canine Confidence -- Click on link or see box just below

     for exciting details! -- Classes start January 8th

Tuesday classes with Joanne Bockhorn:

8:30 am Intermediate Agility -- Classes start January 2nd

10 am Puppy/Beginning Obedience -- Classes start January 2nd

11:15 am Beginning Agility -- Classes start January 2nd

Wednesday classes with Joanne Bockhorn:

5:30 pm Puppy/Beginning Obedience -- Classes start January 3rd

6:30 pm Competition Novice (obedience) -- Classes start Jan. 3rd

7:30 pm Foundation Agility (suitable for dogs of all ages) --

     Classes start January 3rd

         Canine Confidence Class

          with Joanne Bockhorn!

This class will teach your dog body awareness, independence,

and problem solving -- all skills that will boost confidence and improve agility and search-and-rescue performance.

This is a great class for everyone from puppies to senior dogs.

Keep their brains active and engaged! Build Canine Confidence!

Classes start the second Monday in January. Click here to learn

more by emailing instructor Joanne Bockhorn.

Click here to see this concept in action! 

DSK Border Collies swept the top three spots in this year's AKC Rally National championship in Wilmington, Ohio! The winning team was

Stryker and Nancy Curtis. Kim Berkley and Zayne finished right behind them in second place, with Avery Adams and Spark taking third. 

Huge congrats on an outstanding showing! 

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Photo credit © American Kennel Club

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Huge congratulations to Patty Schneiderjohn and Oshie, who shone at the 2020 German Shepherd Dog Nationals in Springfield, Ill., in mid October. Oshie won the Utility and Open B obedience classes on Friday and High Triple Q in rally as well as High Combined. She also finished first in Utility B and fourth in Open B on Thursday. With the highest combined total over the two days of GSD-only obedience, Oshie also captured the Strickland Challenge Award.

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Oshie competed over eight days in agility, scent work, obedience, rally, and versatility conformation sweeps classes and won the versatility competition. She completed three excellent scent work titles (containers, interiors, exteriors) and her obedience OM3.

Patty also showed Tica in advanced scent work, winning High in Trial the first day. By the end of day 3, Tica had notched advanced titles in containers, interiors, and exteriors. 

In agility, Tica posted her eleventh double Q plus some single Qs and won the top 20 competition.  

Way to shine, ladies! 



Develop strong agility foundations with a focus on the important skills needed to navigate an agility course safely and confidently, all while learning the joy of this team sport! 


Class exercises are puppy safe and fun for all, as dogs learn to be confident and motivated around the equipment while still maintaining focus on their handlers. Classes include flat work exercises, build value and drive, and begin building the skills necessary to navigate the obstacles safely.


Dogs and handlers will enjoy a positive, fun atmosphere. Come join us! 

Click here to enrol!

Private Agility Lessons

with Sue Phillips!

Expand your agility skills at the Master/Excellent,

Premier, and International levels. 

$40 per half-hour lesson

Accepting Master/Excellent-level handlers

Call or text Sue at 314-303-7674

or email her at

Dog Sports at Kim’s

is offers dog grooming,

including nail trims!

Our groomer, Morgan Kramer, was graduated from the

Hair of the Dog grooming academy in 2017.

Morgan is experienced in grooming a wide variety of breeds.

Click here to call Morgan (at 618-267-2009), or click here to email her, with questions, or to set up your appointment.

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Dog Sports at Kim's

apparel is now available!  

Click here to order your long-sleeved 

T shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, 

short-sleeved Ts,

women's and youth shirts,

V necks & more!

Huge congratulations to Kim Berkley,

RACH Rapideye All Fired UpUDX10 OGM RM3 RAE4 HSAd HSBd HXAds HXBd MXG PAD MJG PJD MXP3 MXPB PADP MJP3 MJPB PJDP PAX MXF MFPB TQXP T2BP2) with a 197.5. Zayne also tied for fifth place in Open B with a 197, while Beckett (OTCH MACH RACH Crossroad Polesitter Always UDX4 OM6 RM2 RAE2 MXB MJB NF) tied for sixth in Utility B with a 196. 

Kim went into Sunday's taxing obedience competition having already spent Saturday running Zayne and Rev in the Westminster Master Agility Championship. In the most competitive 20-inch class, Zayne QQd and finished 15th in a field of 102, while Rev QQd and finished 30th. 

What a weekend! Way to make us proud, Kim! 

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who took Westminster by storm this past weekend, shining in obedience and agility across a grueling schedule of showing three dogs all day Saturday and Sunday. 

Kim won two placements in the ultracompetitive Master Obedience Championship, finishing fourth in Utility B with Zayne (OTCH3 MACH2 RACH Norwood Color Me Zayne UDX3 OM6 RM2 RAE2 HSAd HSBd MXS PAD MJS PJD MFB TQX T2B2) with a 198, and fourth in Open B with Rev (OTCH7 HC MACH3 PACH

Check out the DSK YouTube channel. Click here!

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Huge congratulations to DSK instructor Nancy Curtis and OTCH Stryker, who reigned supreme in obedience at the 2019 Border Collie Nationals in November,

winning High in Trial and

High Combined. Stryker also finished his OTCH at the Nationals, on November 3rd. 

What a grand achievement! 

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Wondering how to get started at DSK?

It's the easiest thing in the world. Just dive in by enrolling in any of these intro-level courses!



Monday 6 pm -- Puppy Foundations/Beginning Obedience with Patty Schneiderjohn

Monday 7 pm -- Beginning Agility with Christina Ward

Tuesday 10 am -- Puppy/Beginning Obedience with Joanne Bockhorn


Tuesday 11:15 am -- Beginning Agility with Joanne Bockhorn

Tuesday 6 pm -- Beginning Agility with Patty Schneiderjohn

Wednesday 6 pm -- Beginning Agility with Patty Schneiderjohn

Wednesday 5:30 pm -- Puppy/Beginning Obedience with

Joanne Bockhorn

Saturday 3:30 pm -- Beginning Agility with Cindy Simpson ​


Monday 7 pm -- Beginning Agility with Christina Ward

Tuesday 11:15 am -- Beginning Agility with Joanne Bockhorn

Tuesday 6 pm -- Beginning Agility with Patty Schneiderjohn

Wednesday 6 pm -- Beginning Agility with Patty Schneiderjohn

Wednesday 7:30 pm -- Agility Foundation with Joanne Bockhorn


Saturday 3:30 pm -- Beginning Agility with Cindy Simpson ​


Monday 6 pm -- Puppy Foundations/Beginning Obedience with Patty Schneiderjohn


Monday 7 pm -- Novice Obedience with Patty Schneiderjohn

Tuesday 10 am -- Puppy/Beginning Obedience with

Joanne Bockhorn

Wednesday 5:30 pm -- Puppy/Beginning Obedience with

Joanne Bockhorn

Thursday 9 am -- Novice Obedience with Kim Berkley



Thursday 1 pm -- Novice/Intermediate Rally with April Adams


Monday 10 am -- Intro to Odor with Patty Schneiderjohn

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to register!

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