Welcome to the new DSKDogs.com!
...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!
Including schedule updates, new classes, weather postponements, upcoming trials, and all other DSK news...
"I love helping people learn to be
successful with their dogs,
passing on what I’ve learned..."
News You Can Use:
DSK DOGS ROCK:
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!
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
Congratulations, too, to Wendy Culbertson, who won third place in the 24-inch class at the Westminster Master Agility Championship with her Irish Setter, Ava (CH PACH Redfeathers Raising The Bar MXP6 MXPS MJP6 MJPS PAX OFP T2BP RATO CGC TKN)! Way to go, Wendy and Ava!
We’re eager to welcome you and your dogs back to DSK as soon as possible! The Illinois Department of Commerce has advised us that group classes aren’t allowed yet. Still, we hope to be able to reopen soon, so we’ve put together a plan to protect everyone’s health and safety once we do.
First, we'll follow recommended disinfecting protocols by using hydrogen peroxide (which is EPA recommended for coronavirus) to disinfect floors and bleach to disinfect bathrooms and door handles. We plan to provide soap in all bathrooms and hand sanitizer throughout the building. You're also welcome to bring your own hand sanitizer if you like.
Everyone will be required to observe physical distancing mandates by maintaining six feet of separation at all times. Whenever maintaining physical distancing is difficult — while walking courses, for instance — everyone will be required to wear a mask.
You'll be allowed to handle only your own dog(s), leads, etc. You may bring your own crate and chair, but you won’t be able to use other people’s crates or chairs.
Equipment changes (bar setting, for instance) will be done by designated individuals only.
Finally, we plan to schedule ten minutes between classes so that people can enter and exit the building without cross traffic. You’ll enter the building only when it’s time for your class, and only one person per dog will be allowed inside the building, so no extra family members at this time.
Keep checking back, because we’ll open as soon as we’re allowed to. Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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!
OTCH Norwood's Owl Love Ewe Like Crazy UDX PT RAE OA OAJ
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!
JUST FOR PUPS & BEGINNERS
Monday 6 pm -- Puppy/Beginning Agility with Justin Sims
Monday 8 pm -- Beginning Agility with Justin Sims
Tuesday 10 am -- Puppy/Beginning Obedience/Agility with
Tuesday 11 am -- Beginning Agility with Joanne Bockhorn
Thursday 8:15 am -- Puppy/Beginning Obedience with Kim Berkley
Thursday 9 am -- Puppy/Beginning Agility with Justin Sims
Tuesday 12:15 pm -- Beginning Agility with Joanne Bockhorn
Tuesday 6 pm -- Beginning Agility with Justin Sims
Wednesday 6:30 pm -- Beginning Agility with Patty Schneiderjohn
Thursday 2 pm -- Beginning Agility with Justin Sims
Saturday 3:30 pm -- Beginning Agility with Justin Sims
Monday 5 pm -- Beginning Obedience with Kim Berkley
Wed. 5:30 pm -- Beginning Obed./Agility with Joanne Bockhorn
Tuesday 10 am -- Beginning Obedience with Joanne Bockhorn
Saturday 11 am -- Beginning Obedience with Justin Sims
Monday 7 pm -- Beginning Rally Skills with Nancy Curtis
Monday 11 am -- Intro to Odor with Patty Schneiderjohn
Monday 7 pm -- Intro to Odor with Patty Schneiderjohn
Wednesday 5:30 pm -- Intro to AKC Scent Work with Patty Schneiderjohn
Saturday 8:30 am -- Intro to AKC Scent Work with Justin Sims
Dog Sports at Kim’s
is once again offering 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.
Grooming starts May 1st!
Effective May 1st, dog grooming is permitted as an essential service
by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:
with Justin Sims!
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
Classes continue February 26
Click here to register!
CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEDNESDAY CLASSES!
• Open Obedience with Justin Sims
Wednesday at 6:30 pm
• Rally (all levels) with Justin Sims
Wednesday at 7:30
Classes continue February 26
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Congratulations to MACH Sadie and Colette Weishaar! Sadie earned her MACH at the Sheltie Club agility trial
at DSK on May 27,
with Justin Sims handling.
Way to go, Sadie, Colette, and Justin!
Congratulations to Mary Nee
and MACH Brice – MACH Tealcrest's Beck and Call UDX OM1 RN MX MXB MXJ MJB – who on Sunday became the first
UDX OM Boxer in AKC history
to earn a MACH! Brice finished
the title in style, QQing all four
days of the National Beagle Club's agility trial and notching 92 points
to finish her agility championship.
Kim Berkley handled Brice to 17 consecutive QQs, capped by this weekend’s standout accomplishment under agility judge Craig Josling.
Way to go, Team Brice!
CHECK OUT THESE POPULAR WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSES!
3 classes with Joanne Bockhorn:
• Bond With Your Dog Through Fun & Play
Wednesday at 7:30. Classes start March 4.
• Competition Novice Obedience
Wednesday at 6:30. Classes continue March 4.
• Beginning Obedience/Agility
Wednesday at 5:30. Classes continue March 4.
Joanne's classes are held in the middle room.
3 classes with Patty Schneiderjohn:
• Scent Work: Introduction to Odor
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Classes continue March 4.
• Beginning Agility
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Classes continue March 4.
• Intermediate Agility
Wednesday at 7:30 p/m. Classes continue March 4.
Most of these classes held in new building.
Click here to request more information!
Click here to enrol!
TWO NEW CLASSES WITH
Monday evenings at 6
BEGINNING AGILITY CLASS
Monday evenings at 8 p.m.
with Justin Sims.
Click here to register!