Our mission is to provide all department of defense instances with a reliable source to obtain working dogs of superior quality bred in the USA. We have years of experience in all major disciplines. All of our dogs are trained in German. Every dog has to do mandatory socialization and obedience before specializing in one or more disciplines.
Tracking and scent work are my favorite discipline. It is amazing to see how dogs can follow a particular scent no matter how faint it is and follow it with high accuracy. Unlike tracking for sport, the dog is allowed to pick up the scent in any form in order to find the origin.
Obedience is the foundation of everything we do and any place we do it at. As such the obedience training is not restricted to the training field. It also requires consequent handling off the field.
In protection you want your dog to have full grips. Some formalities can be taught but the bite quality is usually inherited from your dog's ancestors. Every dog has differing amounts of prey and defense drive and they should be in balance to successfully train your dog in protection. "Bite obedience" is a must.
In conditioning the dogs are taught to know that they have hind legs and to navigate primarily on them to help overcome obstacles or reach a goal.
In all disciplines we strive for safe, humane and positive training. Whenever something can be taught and trained with positive reinforcement, it's the first choice. Likely, at some point the dog will test the boundaries and corrections may be needed. Corrections will be given, however, the corrections are appropriate to the dog's behavior. We are a member of the AKC's patriot puppy program as well as the detection dog task force.