BOOT CAMP
Instructor: Bert Haagenstad

AKC CGC Evaluator and Author of "Let's Talk Dog!"

WHAT IS BOOT CAMP?

Boot Camp is a basic, novice obedience course and socialization class, sponsored by White German Shepherd Rescue and offered to dogs and their owners on a DONATION BASIS.

Boot Camp started as a 5-week course for rescue dogs in need of socialization and training in 2004, and has been ongoing ever since. After receiving many requests from the general public, Boot Camp was opened up to any and all dogs who needed what our class has to offer -- basic training, socialization and the support of a wonderful group of people who are committed to doing the right thing for their dogs.

We meet on Sundays in Deer Valley Park (North 19th Avenue & the 101 Loop) during the winter months and at Doggie District on the west side of the outer ring of Paradise Valley Mall for the summer months for approximately one hour. Time for class will be posted here each week.

NOTICE: UNSPAYED/UNNEUTERED DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN CLASS UNLESS A WAIVER IS GRANTED BY OUR INSTRUCTOR.

For new attendees, please do not go out and purchase any new equipment for your dog for class. We will show you the equipment that Bert requires for class and will have "loaners" for your use, as well as new equipment (collars and leashes) for purchase.

NOTE FROM BERT: PLEASE, NO SANDALS OR "FLIP-FLOPS" IN CLASS. Thank you!

CLASS SCHEDULE

NO CLASS SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME

WITH TEMPERATURES NOW IN THE 90s TO STAY, BOOT CAMP HAS CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER. WE WILL NOT BE TRAINING AT DOGGIE DISTRICT OVER THE SUMMER MONTHS, BUT IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AND WE WILL SCHEDULE A SESSION FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG(s).

WE ANTICIPATE THAT BOOT CAMP WILL NOT  BE STARTING UP AGAIN IN THE FALL. WE BELIEVE THAT AFTER 13+ YEARS, BOOT CAMP HAS RUN ITS COURSE ~ BUT IF WE RECEIVE ENOUGH PEOPLE WANTING TO SIGN UP STARTING IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER, WE WILL RESUME. IN THE MEANTIME, WE HAVE LOVED BEING PART OF YOUR TRAINING JOURNEY WITH YOUR DOG AND ARE ALWAYS HERE SHOULD YOU NEED OUR HELP. HAPPY TRAINING!


Boot Camp February 2006

Boot Camp January 2011


JANUARY 2013 BOOT CAMP CLASS ~ 25 DOGS!


WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ATTENDING BOOT CAMP & EQUIPMENT LIST
(Click on the link)


THE FLOODING EXERCISE

If you need any help between classes, please don't hesitate to Email Bert at WhiteGSDRescue@AOL.com
UPCOMING EVENTS

SANTA PAWS ~ DECEMBER 2017


HAVE YOU TRIED POSH? YOU SHOULD!!

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10% of profits for every purchase will be donated to WGSD rescue!


"Moonlight Seranade"
White German Shepherd mates gazing upon a huge, full moon.


Purchase this shirt

Only available for a limited amount of time!!

All Leashes Custom Made for our Dogs ~ Available @ Boot Camp

Email For Further Collar/Leash Purchase Information
at WhiteGSDRescue@AOL.com


6' leather leashes (black & brown)
$25.00

Pickup or Mailing
Color

Soft leather leashes
Available in Turquoise, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Red, Brown & Black
$30.00
Pickup or Mailing
Color
6' Braided Leashes

Red/white leather in various widths

Soft Leather

(purple/turquoise) / (purple/black) / (turquoise/black)
$40.00
SOLD OUT! All colors, lengths & widths available for custom order (2 weeks' delivery time)

Pickup or Mailing
Color

Martingale Collars
(Bluebird / Raspberry / Violet ~ Medium weight chain)
$15.00

Pickup or Mailing
Color


Martingale Collars
(Red / blue / black ~ Light weight chain)
$10.00

Pickup or Mailing
Color


Training (prong) collars
$25.00

Pickup or Mailing
Custom Collars available from Southwest GSD Rescue
 
FEATURES:

> Adjustable from 15 to 20 inches
>  Easy on/off quick release buckle
>  Strong & Attractive
>  Soft one-Inch wide webbing
>  Great for TRAINING and EVERYDAY USE
>  MOST HUMANE TRAINING COLLAR AVAILABLE

8th Boot Camp Herding Day
February 27, 2016


Congratulations to our 15 Herding Instinct Tested Dogs!!!
(Seishan, Chinto, Brady, Chaka, Mellie, Snowy, Miyu, Iggy, Watson, Kele, Buddy, Zenith, Bella, Nacho & Benson)

Free Herding Training Video!! From Molly: "Today we released the first video in our free training series! This has been months in creation and we are excited to share this with you. To access the first free video all you need to do is click this link and follow the steps. I will be in the comments answering your questions once you are in! Enjoy :)"


Seishan, Sidney & Sasha take Nancy's "Treat Circle" very seriously!
Our Own Seishan is on the News!!!

Boy fighting leukemia with support of thousands of dog lovers

  Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to dear friend and faithful volunteer, Diane, on the loss of her corgi mix, Missy, who surprised us all by attending Boot Camp with Shiloh and obtaining her Canine Good Citizen title (against all odds) right alongside her furbrother.

Di lost her shepherd, Shiloh (aka "Wonder Mutt") last year. Those of you who have attended Boot Camp over the past 10 years will remember Missy and Shiloh -- going to class, herding, marching in the Veteran's Day parade...

They will be missed...

Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to dear friend and faithful volunteer, Traci, on the passing of her mother, Patricia Ann Kuhfuss. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's honor to:

White GSD Rescue
Click on the link to donate from Pat's memorial page

ORDER OUR RESCUE SHIRT!

Cost is $25 for sizes small to XXXL. To get yours, click on the link below to purchase via PayPal. Please add $5.00 for postage, unless you can come to Boot Camp to pick up your shirt.

Prices:


ORDER OUR 4x6" VINYL DECAL!

Choose number of decals:

Select the quantity you would like to order above, then click on the decal at left to order using PayPal

Email Nancy at WhiteGSDRescue@AOL.com for decal or shirt information or to purchase by check.


Bert's calm, leadership ways have brought many a fractious dog through their evaluation (Chekota attended Boot Camp with her adoptive family and did very well)
SID APPEARED ON ANIMAL PLANET HEROES-PHOENIX WITH TWO OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS IN AN EPISODE CALLED "WANDERING BEAGLE"

Sid
Click on Sid's picture to read his story

The update on Sid's rescue (including his Boot Camp buddies) aired on Animal Planet in August in an episode called "Desert." Watch for both episodes in reruns on Animal Planet.


BOOT CAMP PHOTOS
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If you are interested in learning more about Boot Camp, future CGC or Herding Instinct testing, private training, etc., please Email Bert at WhiteGSDRescue@AOL.com

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