Building Better Communication Systems for Working Dogs

When you have a dog whose first thought under adversity is to use their teeth, clear communication is critical!

Join Shade to learn how to make clear communication a cornerstone in your training. 

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Learn Shade’s clear communication system from her directly in her online classes, available from FDSA!

What My Students Say:

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 3rd 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

Training for Power + Precision with Clear Communication

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!

Upcoming Schedule

Learn From Shade

Toys - Developing Cooperation and Play

Registration opens Sep. 22nd, Class begins Oct. 1st!

Join Shade for her foundational toy play class!

Shaping a Fast and Furious Retrieve

Registration opens Sep. 22nd, Class begins Oct. 1st!

From toys to formal retrieve — this class teaches the skills you need!

FDSA Training Camp

Registration open now, Training Camp is in Albany, Ore. Oct 6-8!

Join Shade and the other FDSA instructors for three action-packed days … all taught FDSA style!

Crucial Concepts of Competition - Shaping, Luring, Capturing & More!

Registration opens Oct. 22nd, Class begins Dec. 1st!

Build a learning system with your dog that allows for clear communication!

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