Power + Precision

Dogs who are bred to work come with extra rewards… and extra risk.

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Learn from Shade

Toys - Developing Cooperation and Play

Do you have a dog that chases the ball, yet won’t bring it back? Plays keep away with toys? Tugs but won’t let go? Bites you instead of the tug? Obsesses over toys, yet won’t listen to a single thing you say? If so, this class is for you!

Shaping a Fast and Furious Retrieve

Want a strong, motivated retrieve of the dumbell and a good foundation for utility exercises? Join me as I break down how to create your reinforcement (toy skill of “switch”), and then how to create a firm hold, the end skill in the complex retrieve chain. 

FDSA Training Camp

Join your favorite FDSA trainers hosting three action-packed days of Obedience, Rally, Agility, Nosework, Freestyle, Rally-FrEe, lectures, labs, and more … all taught FDSA style!

About Shade Whitesel

Shade has always been interested in all things dog. She ran a successful dog training business for 20 years before transitioning to online teaching, where she teaches mostly toy and sport skills. She got her first German Shepherd Dog fresh out of college, and is currently raising her 9th puppy. She specializes in highly motivated working lines, channeling their need to move and bite things into more appropriate actions.

Feeling overwhelmed at your first “high drive” dog? Shade can help you!

I am a huge fan of Shade’s online Heeling series through FDSA. Shade has a wonderful way of guiding and shaping every Team to impressive results. I took the entire series, including the 3 rd Class at gold, with my Weimaraner Mick as my partner. We learned so much, and many folks have since commented on his precise, flashy heelwork and his joy.

When we finally had a chance to enter in AKC Obedience, Mick completed his Novice title with scores of 198, 198 and a perfect 200! He is my 3rd dog to train in this Sport and I have never attained those monster scores before! That says a lot! Thanks Shade!!!

— Cindy Cerne

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