Welcome to Capital City Schutzhund Club, located near the quaint village of Claremont, Ontario. We are an incorporated non-profit German Shepherd Schutzhund Dog club in the Ontario Region and a member of the German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada (GSSCC).
Founded in 2000, our club is well established and recognized in the sport. Always well represented at local, regional and national events, we are strong supporters of the GSSCC and Team Canada. We have hosted many successful club and regional championships as well as assisting with Canadian championships and will continue to do so. We pride ourselves on providing quality of training and the hard work of our helpers contributing to our success. Our helpers have volunteered their skill and experience at seminars, neighbour club trials and regional and national championships. Our dog handlers range in experience from brand new to the sport to more than 20 years of active competition and handling individually. Combined, Capital City has more than 100 years of experience.
Although our club is a German Shepherd Dog club, we encourage and train all breeds of dogs suitable for the demands of the sport. We are pleased to see an assortment of working dogs participate in the sport and have earned titles on many of these breeds. In addition to German Shepherds our members work Dobermans, Bouvier des Flandres, Giant Schnauzers, Russian Terriers, Belgian Malinois, Rottweilers, American bull dogs and other Bully breeds.
We are a competitive dog sports club and follow a disciplined training structure. We have experienced handlers, helpers and spotters who share their time and mentorship. Our cohesive club atmosphere is essential to the successful development of each handler’s goals and we do our part to improve the utility of working dogs.
In the spring, summer and fall, we regularly train outdoors on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sundays. In the winter months we may be indoors but when possible you can find us outdoors at our club grounds. We host spring and fall club trials and seminars to benefit our members and neighbouring clubs. Like this championship event, these trials are open to the public spectators and to GSSCC members in good standing for competition and shows.
The sport of Schutzhund/IPO/IGP is an extreme dog sport. It requires dedication and sound training methods to prepare a dog and handler for competition. Attending trials and seminars offers novice handlers an excellent perspective on the sport and the necessary skills required to compete effectively.
The Capital City Schutzhund Club executive and its members, abide by the policies and procedures set forth by the GSSCC. For more information, including the official trial rule book, please click the link below to be redirected to the GSSCC web site.