Meet Your Instructors
Training Philosophies
Class Schedule and Fees
Location and Map
Show & Go Fun Matches
Training Tips and Recipes
Picture Gallery
Contact Us
Blue Green Algae
Chocolate Mulch Warning

Class Fees are the same price as last year; $120 for the first 10 week class and $60 for each additional class you take.  Gift certificates are always available and make great gifts for those "hard to buy for" dog friends of yours.  Come join us and we'll help you keep that New Year's resolution. How about another resolution?  Why not use www.dogpile.com for your next internet seach?  It truly IS "all the best search engines piled into one."

Check out our Picture Gallery for some outstanding photos that were taken by our resident in-house photographer, Raymond E. Dutton, Jr.  Raymond's work is simply THE best!  He's available for photo shoots of your dog and his print prices are very reasonable. You will be amazed at the quality of his work. Contact Raymond at: 248-225-6448 or by clicking here: duttonphotograph@aol.com

We're glad you stopped by.  COME on in.  You might want to SIT for a while. STAY as long as you like. Grab a pen and some paper as there might be some information here you'll want to write DOWN in case you won't be able to RECALL it later. Or just save it on your computer so that you can RETRIEVE it in the near future.  Even if you have no interest in getting an obedience title on your dog, have a look around. Dog obedience and/or agility training are great ways for you to have fun and bond with your "best friend."

If you are not familiar with our Club and your first contact with us is online: we would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your dog training needs and questions are as we will be more than happy to help.  Remember, we're only an email away: rumergsd@sbcglobal.net

In brief, we'd like you to know the following about us: our Instructors have been teaching dog obedience since 1957. We were formerly the Detroit German Shepherd Dog Obedience Club, however member interest in the club waned and the club disbanded in 2003.  Rather than seeing a good thing fall by the wayside, Georgette Holst, a longtime member, decided to resurrect the club in January, 2004 under the name D.G.S. Dog Training and Agility Club since we are no longer just a club for German Shepherd owners.  In addition to teaching obedience, we also offer A.K.C. Agility and Rally Obedience.

To give you an idea of what you'll find when you click on them, here's what the headings on the left will tell you:

Meet Your Instructors (a brief biography of us; past and present dogs, titles, accomplishments)

Training Philosophies (a description of what training methods we currently employ, and a wonderful message to those with "older dogs")

Class Schedule (days, times, and cost of our current and future training classes)

Location and Map (where we are and how to find us)

Show & Go Fun Matches (regularly scheduled practice matches)

Training Tips (useful and up-to-date information on dog ownership and obedience training)

Links (items of interest you may not be aware of, PLUS the 15 Rules of Dog Ownership)

Contact (how to get in touch with us)

Blue Green Algae (a warning to all who take their dogs swimming in Michigan)


• Antifreeze
• Chocolate (see warning about cocoa mulch)
• Acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
• Prescription or illegal drugs
• Rodenticides
• Xylitol (sweetener in sugar-free chewing gum)
• Grapes and raisins
• Onions and garlic
• Lilies
• Macadamia nuts


Be sure to see the "Training Tips" page for an article on the prong collar, training hints, a recipe for home-made dog treats (with pictures), and an effective recipe for removing skunk odor. Check back often for updates.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:  DGS Dog Training and Agility Club will never send files and/or attachments via e-mail.  Remember that it is unwise and unsafe to open attachments and/or documents without some kind of virus protection installed on your computer, even if they are sent from people you know.                                                                                                                       


THIS SITE LAST UPDATED ON Wednesday, February 1, 2012