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.

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 this Thursday, November 11, for cleaning,

and will remain closed

Friday through Sunday, November 12-14,

for the St. Louis Collie Club

obedience trial. 

There will be no classes this Thursday, November 11. 

AND

Next week, November 15-21,

classes will be held on Monday only,

as DSK prepares for five days of agility trials (English Springer Spaniel FTC followed by Mound City OTC)

that will run from Wednesday,

Nov. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 21.  

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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COVID CAUTION:

The state of Illinois is now under a mask mandate that requires the wearing of masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. 

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. 

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

Thursday, February 25, through

Sunday, February 28, for the Mound City OTC obedience and rally trials, except for the

Rent-a-Ring event, which will take place Thursday afternoon and early evening 

All Thursday classes are canceled

The Rent-a-Ring will be held from 2 to 7 pm

on Thursday. 

The building will then remain closed for the trials

Friday through Sunday and reopen following the

conclusion of the trials 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. 

ATTENTION!

Kim, Nancy, April, and Patty

will be away this Thursday, July 8, through Monday evening, July 12. All classes taught by these instructors will not take place

during this period. 

Thank you!

DOCK DIVING CLASSES

START NEXT WEEK

         MAY 3rd at Dog Sports at Kim's!!!



REGISTER HERE
https://DockDivingAtDSK.as.me/

All Beginner dogs MUST have a Life Jacket. The instructor will be in the water with each dog helping build confidence going up and down the ramp and swimming. Please reach out to Kim if you have any questions!

MONDAY
4:30 - Beginners Dock Diving (Class Is Full)
5:30 - Air Retrieve
6:30 - Hydrodash

TUESDAY 
4:30 - Advanced Dock Diving
5:30 - Beginners Dock Diving (Class is Full)
6:30 - Beginners Dock Diving (3 Spots Left)

WEDNESDAY
4:30 - Advanced Dock Diving
5:30 - Beginners Dock Diving (Class is Full)
6:30 - Hydrodash

  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. 

Introducing 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 MSP@htc.net

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. 

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Special congratulations to DSK’s own

Nancy Curtis and Stryker, winners of the Rally National Championship in Wilmington, Ohio, this July.

What an amazing team.

We are proud of you, Nancy and Stryker! 

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Tica Schneiderjohn Oct 2021.jpg

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!