K9 Open Dog Handlers Course in Deutschland
Vom 29.6. – 1.7.2012 veranstaltet Georgia K9 National Training Center ein Mantrailing-Seminar für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene mit Jeff Schettler und Kevin Baughn als Instruktoren
Während des Seminars werden in theoretischen und praktischen Einheiten Themen wie Geruchsentwicklung, Geruchsartikel-Handling, Such-Management, Lesen des Hundes, Trailing-Methoden und vieles mehr erarbeitet. Mehr Informationen: EuroConnect@GaK9.com
Professional K9 Trainers
Glenn-David Poole was born and raised in Sardinia, Ohio and graduated from Eastern Local High School in 1965. He joined the US Army immediately after graduation and spent the next 27 years serving his country. He retired in 1992 at the rank of Command Sergeant Major and presently resides with his wife in Wuerzburg, Germany. After retirement he work at the Refugee Center in Aschaffenburg Germany and for the Germany Police. During his tenure with the Police he was on contract with his Mantrailer (Maghen) and worked many different cases for the department. He was also a member of the Bavarian Red Cross where he served as an Instructor, Unit Leader and Dog Handler. In August and November 1999 he was deployed with his dog Chip to Turkey to help look for surviors after the Earthquakes. His love for people and dog work has kept him busy over the years as an instructor and mentor and he enjoys giving what the Lord gave him. He is a born again Christian and believes that being honest is the only true route to success.
Alis Dobler is a scientific co-examiner for the Zurich City Police. She was employed with the Zurich Police Dept after graduating from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland with a Master degree in Forensic Sciences. She became a K9 trainer in 2008 and has a background in Schutzhund work and general obedience. Alis later became involved with trailing and currently works with her bloodhound mantrailer, Cannelle.
Alis is head instructor of K-9 Search & Rescue Association (www.k9-sra.ch), a swiss association with the aim to deploy trailing dogs in cases of missing persons. She also has her own trailing school, K-9 Manhunters (www.k9-manhunters.ch), working with private citizens, SAR handlers, and local police departments in the art of Trailing. Alis is the Georgia K9 NTC European Training Coordinator for all general courses of instruction for law enforcement and SAR training schools. She is currently Jeff Schettler’s primary apprentice and assists him with schools not only in Europe but the USA as well. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant K9 Trainers
Anja Lausberg was born and raised close to Düsseldorf, Germany. Anja started Mantrailing in 2003 as a volunteer Search Dog Handler together with her K9-partner, Nash, a French hound – now retired. Nash taught her the truth what a trailing dog is able to do and what not. She is also experience in blood tracking, and obedience. Anja is an assistant Trainer to Glenn Poole and Jeff Schettler. She is co-founder of the SAR group Mantrailer Rhein-Ruhr www.mantrailer-rhein-ruhr.de and she is head instructor for Team Rhein in the area of Düsseldorf, Germany
Tim Schmutzler is trainer of the SAR-group Mantrailer Rhein-Ruhr. He is the handler of a Dogo Argentino named Emma. Both successfully completed their Level 1-certification in April 2013. Tim attended several GAK9-Seminars in Germany and has worked closely with Jeff at his facility in South Carolina. Tim is an Assistant Trainer for Glenn-David Poole. Trailing is his passion and he puts a lot of effort into it. He worked several bloodhounds at our GAK9-facility on Edisto Island and trained with GAK9-trainers Sandy & Kent Stuart and Kevin Baughn on the west coast. As a trainer he is focused on finding the right concept for each individual dog and its handler.
Cony Steidinger – The first dog Cony can remember of was her grandmother’s huge Great Dane. She was 3 years old and this is when she discovered her love for dogs. But it was a little bit too early to work with them. She got my first working dog in 2006, Popeye a Dalmatian-Mix. Popeye showed a lot of talent from the beginning and handled just about everything thrown at him. Cony has a several groups of private citizens that she trains in trailing. She is also a co-trainer at K-9 Manhunters (www.k9-manhunters.ch) and a member of the committee of K-9 Search & Rescue Association (www.k9-sra.ch). Cony has worked very closely with Jeff Schettler at his seminars in Switzerland.
Das GAK9-Trailing-Geschirr wurde extra für die Arbeit auf langen Strecken entwickelt. Der Druck wird dabei ohne Einschränkungen oder Verengungen der Beine oder des Halses auf die breiteste Stelle, die Brust, verteilt. Der D-Ring sitzt zwischen den Schulterblättern. Dadurch ist der Hund frei in seinen Bewegungen und seiner Körpersprache. GAK9-Trainer bevorzugen Lederprodukte, da sie weniger einengen, langlebig sind und nicht so stark reiben wie Nylonprodukte. Jeff Schettler erstellte den Prototypen für dieses Geschirr und nutzt es seit 1995 für seine eigenen Hunde. Die Geschirre werden exklusiv vom Sattler für GAK9 hergestellt. Jedes Stück wird von Hand gefertigt. Die Geschirre lassen sich individuell für jeden Hund einstellen. Die größeren Geschirre passen Hunden von 27 – 45 kg. In Kürze gibt es auch Geschirre für mittelgroße Hunde. Diana setzt das GAK9-Geschirr bereits bei ihrem Beagle ein. Bestellen kann man die Geschirre bei www.gak9.com. Bei Rückfragen könnt ihr uns gern eine E-Mail an EuroConnect@GaK9.com senden.