Here's the Scoop on Joining Red River Working Dogs DVG Club.
Red River Working Dogs is a DVG IPO training club formed and maintained in the German tradition. Team members support each other as we develop our training and trialing skills with the end goal of earning IPO titles. Note: The sport was formerly called Schutzhund (German for "protection dog") or IPO but is now referred to as IGP (Internationale Gebrauchshund Pruefung), German for “International Working Dog Examination".
IGP is a demanding and very competitive sport that requires daily training at home and training at the Club at least once or twice a week. This sport will put a lot of miles on your vehicle, consume a seemingly endless number of hours and extract money from our wallets. Being a part of a competitive IGP training team takes a high level of commitment. Good chemistry between team members is critical. We expect everyone to be supportive of and kind to one another, keep a positive attitude even when facing difficult challenges, and to help us all achieve our individual goals as we work toward our team goals. The club has regular Club Work Days where we all show up and work to maintain and improve our training facilities. Club members pay the following dues: (1) RRWD Club Dues ($240/year), and (2) DVG Dues ($100/year). Being a part of RRWD is a lot of work (we think it's fun work) but is also infinitely rewarding.
If being a part of our team sounds like something you're interested in, the best way to get started is to come out to visit our club on a training day (Saturdays are the busiest). You'll be able to observe how our team trains, meet the team members and get a feel for whether or not our club is for you. And our team members will get to know you a little bit too.
Here's how visitors become MEMBERS:
If these options aren't right for you, private training lessons and/or board and train might be better. If you want to learn more about that, check out this page.
Interested in Coming Out for a Visit? FIRST, verify that we are training on the day you plan to visit by visiting our Training Calendar and schedule a visit with us HERE.
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