Check out the 2020 event schedule at DSK!

  COVID-19 UPDATE

Group classes are now suspended until (we expect) January. We're still able to offer private lessons, though, so please feel free to reach out to your instructor if you'd like to schedule a lesson. 

Happy holidays. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If this is your first DSK class and you wish to pay via PayPal, you must fill out a registration form and mail it to us as well. Click here [ADD LINK] for the registration form. 

CLASS RESUMPTION SCHEDULE

Kim & Nancy's classes:

• Kim's classes resume the week of Jan. 6. 

• Nancy's Monday rally classes resume Jan. 6. 

• Nancy's Thursday rally classes resume Jan. 9. 

• Nancy resumes private lessons Jan. 6. 

Jeannine Kerr's classes continue as scheduled. 

Joanne Bockhorn's classes resume Jan. 7. 

 

Justin Sims & Patty Schneiderjohn classes:

• Saturday classes resume Jan. 4

• All other Justin & Patty classes resume the week of Jan. 6.

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.

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! 

PLEASE NOTE:
If this is your first DSK class and you wish to pay via PayPal, you must fill out a registration form and mail it to us as well. Click here for the registration form. 

Welcome back to DSK! We’re reopening now to complete class sessions that were in progress when the coronavirus shutdown happened in March. If you were in class at that time, reach out to your instructor for information about your class. We will post starting dates for new class sessions in the days to come, so watch this space. 

 

Each student is integral to the success of the reopening of DSK, and we need everyone's participation for this to succeed. Here’s what to expect when you come back:

 

First and most important, please don’t come back if you’re ill, think you might be ill, or have any reason to think you may have been exposed to Covid-19. As long as you let us know, we’ll work with you to arrange make-ups. 

• Only one client per dog may attend (except for minors, with whom one parent may attend). 

• All students, and instructors, must wear face coverings, except when running the agility course in the back room. Face coverings must cover both the mouth and nose. This is for everyone’s protection. 

• You must maintain a minimum six-foot distance from your instructor, other students, and dogs at all times.

• Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds. 

• Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands if you touch commonly touched surfaces or equipment, including door knobs, gates, training equipment, and the like. 

• Crates, chairs, and water bowls won't be provided, so bring your own — and use only your own.

• Students who have multiple dogs may use designated crates with the instructor's approval, but must disinfect those crates both before and after use. 

• Training aids brought from home will be handled by clients only.

• Arrive no earlier than ten minutes prior to class start time to potty your dog. 

• Wait for your instructor to let you into the building for your class.

• The kitchen and grooming areas are now for DSK staff use only and are off limits to all others.

• We strongly encourage you to use your own bathroom at home before arriving. DSK restrooms will be available, but we ask you to spray/clean all surfaces (door knobs, toilet handle, sink knobs/handles, light switches) after use.

• You must review and sign our waiver to attend.

 

Please work with us to make this reopening a success. We've missed you and look forward to having you and your dogs back here with us again!

Check out our new Wednesday basic obedience/agility class!

Starts Wednesday, January 8 at 5:30 pm

Joanne Bockhorn, instructor 

Click here to learn more. Click here to enrol. 

Check out the 2020 event schedule at DSK!

ATTENTION!

•     The entire building will be closed this Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 6 - 9, for the Mound City agility trial -- EXCEPT for Justin's

9 a.m. agility class on Thursday, which will be held as usual.

•    Kim and Nancy will hold no classes this Thursday. 

•    Kim's classes for next Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10 and 11, are canceled as well. 

The building will reopen Sunday afternoon following the trial.

TRAFFIC REMINDER:

Beginning Saturday, June 13th, I-255 will be closed between I-64 and Illinois Route 15. Construction is slated to finish in late November. 

DSK is now back at full strength! 
New classes now on the calendar!

 

While we’re in the process of completing class sessions that were in progress when the shutdown happened in March,

we now have posted start dates for all our classes! (If you were in class during the shutdown, reach out to your instructor for information about completing that class.) 

 

Each student is integral to the success of the reopening of DSK, and we need everyone's participation

for this to succeed. Here’s what to expect when you come back:

 

First and most important, please don’t come back if you’re ill, think you might be ill, or have any reason to think you may have been exposed to Covid-19. As long as you let us know, we’ll work with you to arrange make-ups. 

• Only one client per dog may attend (except for minors, with whom one parent may attend). 

• All students, and instructors, must wear face coverings, except when running the agility course in the back room. Face coverings must cover both the mouth and nose. This is for everyone’s protection. 

• You must maintain a minimum six-foot distance from your instructor, other students, and dogs at all times.

• Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds. 

• Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands if you touch commonly touched surfaces or equipment, including door knobs, gates, training equipment, and the like. 

• Crates, chairs, and water bowls won't be provided, so bring your own — and use only your own.

• Students who have multiple dogs may use designated crates with the instructor's approval, but must disinfect those crates both before and after use. 

• Training aids brought from home will be handled by clients only.

• Arrive no earlier than ten minutes prior to class start time to potty your dog. 

• Wait for your instructor to let you into the building for your class.

• The kitchen and grooming areas are now for DSK staff use only and are off limits to all others.

• We strongly encourage you to use your own bathroom at home before arriving. DSK restrooms will be available, but we ask you to spray/clean all surfaces (door knobs, toilet handle, sink knobs/handles, light switches) after use.

• You must review and sign our waiver to attend.

 

Please work with us to make this reopening a success. We've missed you and look forward to having you and your dogs back here with us again!

ATTENTION:

The entire building will be closed

Thursday, January 21, through

Sunday, January 24, for the Mound City OTC obedience trial.  

The building will close for cleaning that Thursday, 

and all classes that day are canceled

The building will remain closed for the trial onFriday through Sunday and will reopen following the

conclusion the trial on Sunday. 

Six new Mound City obedience and rally trials open now!

Join us February 26 - 28 for two rally trials and four obedience trials!

These MCOTC trials close February 17

Click here for the premium!

Hope to see you there. 

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618-293-1750

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