Shade currently shares her home with Ion, Talic and Ones. Below are their stories.


Ion vom Goedehaus

Ion is my newest dog! He’s 7 months old at the moment, and he’s everything I wanted: fast, athletic, loves to chase and to tug, with tremendous food drive.

He loves everyone that he’s exposed to, and is entirely neutral to other dogs and people in the environment.

The work ethic on this one is strong! I anticipate getting the lengthy heeling for IGP to be no issue at all. He already offers fancy prancing heeling, head up, strut strutting along.

Ion is featured in my Patreon page, Eye on Ion-Shade Whitesel, and you can see videos and discussions on all the challenges that come up when raising a pushy, high drive puppy.

He’s not for the faint of heart, but he’s going to develop into a wonderful companion and sport partner in all the things.

photo by Jacelyn Young

Ion 12 weeks prance/strut

Ion 8 weeks

Eye on Ion Membership


Wolf vom Adler Stein IGP BH, AKC CD-High in Trial all 3 legs

Talic and I are working our way through the sports of IGP and AKC! In the Fall of 2022, Talic earned his AKC CD, with not 1, not 2, but 3 High in Trials, scoring big with each leg! I was proud of him and our training, and now we’re busy training for the next level, Open.

Talic checks all the boxes: clear headed in arousal and prey drive, likes conflict, small, athletic, fast and PERFECT for me at this stage as a trainer. He’s quite a different dog than I’ve been used to in the last 15ish years, so I’ve had some hiccups learning about him, but he’s been fine, waiting for me to get a clue!

Talic is related to Changer on both sides and genetics are fascinating! I see his great uncle in many of his mannerisms and character traits. I only hope that I have the 14 years with Talic that I did with Che.




Seeker vom Schadt IPO 2, FH2, AKC TD

I bred Hedi vom Maulachtal to Reiki and ended up with 12 healthy puppies. (What a great mom, Hedi was!) The “number one” pup, the one that came out first, stood out from the rest from the start — first at the milk bar, first out of the whelping box, never starting a fight but certainly finishing it, Ones eventually became my pick.

In spite of picking out lots of cool names and trying them out, nothing stuck. “Number One” got shortened to “Onesie” and then later to “Ones” and here we are!

Ones’ training is entirely documented in my on line Fenzi classes. A smart motivated pup from day one, he’s been both easy and challenging to teach. Ones has been instrumental in teaching me to listen to what our dogs are telling us in the training session and how to figure out their “tells” before the behavior skills deteriorate. He’s also helped to refine the information I present in my toy skills classes and seminars. We started our Schutzhund career with a bang and in September 2016, he won the IPO 1 level at the WDSA Nationals with scores of 90/96/96 and in December he obtained his IPO 2 with 99/95/96 and HIT. We’re looking forward to our IPO 3 sometime this year and then later on in his career, hitting the AKC ring!

IPO 2: out of motion exercises
Protection IPO 1