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Wondering if anyone here is working on SchH training around Iowa City, Iowa? Research I've done brings up clubs and people over/around 1.5 hours away. I am more interested in local and/or a max 30 minute drive.

I'd drive to a seminar or trial or kennel (for my nex pup!!! :p ) but unfortunately, I CAN not stand a regular commute. Time is too valuable to me!
 

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I drive an hour to either place we train at, but i know some people have to drive 2-3 hours, ya gotta do what ya gotta do i guess!
 

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I drive approximately 3 hours a weekend to SchH training, and 2 hours a weekend to ASR training (if I go). If I go to both, that's 5 hours of my time spent on the road. So far I've not found anything any closer.
 

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Michele, Minnesota River Valley Schutzhund is in the Twin Cities, not a horrible drive for you to come see some regional events and stuff...though not as close as you'd like! Even though you have that brand-spanking new highway that will get you up to 35W through farming country quick-quick!

http://www.mvsv.org/

My friend Dennis...he's in the club (first decoy picture, he's got the shaved head...super guy who kennels Annie sometimes)...I know he just got back from an event in Iowa, I'll try and get and touch with him. May be a few days. He may have info.
 

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Thank you all for the responses. I commend those of you who are dedicated enough to drive long distances. Obligations at the homefront are, for me, top priority (ie: 2.5 year old human child). I just wanted to inquire to check into options.

Woody, Twin Cities from me are a 5 hour drive one way!!! WHat map are you looking at? I will look into the club though, as I would be interested in attending, yes, AND roadtripping to see, one of their trials! I have relatives in Minnesota.

Since at this point in time, I have a GSD who will be 6 years old on the 23rd, I will just work him as I have, playground equipment, varying surfaces, heights attained by means of a special decking platform for use by the city at this park we go to...this dog is actually getting really good at distracted stays--especially given he has had little to no training with this--I am learning too!

As for bite work, he does possess the drive for tug/bites, so have been dabbling in that as an alternative to the intense ball retrieve we've done for years. This fall I hope to try the harness/tie back working on tug bites. I have to go easy on this dog anyway due to his kidney disease.

Thanks again all. :D
 
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