Diablo Valley German Shepherd Dog Club

Other Resources

German Shepherd Training Info website

German Shepherd Dog breeder, exhibitor and judge Linda Bankhead worked with handlers and owners around the country to produce this outstanding video describing and illustrating the standard for the breed.

Competing with Your German Shepherd

(The section links take you to websites explaining the sports)

Mount Diablo Dog Training Club, 1027 A Detroit Ave, Concord, CA   (925) 933- 8774. MDDTC offers many other types of training, as well. 

Oakland Dog Training Club, 5327 Jacuzzi Street, Building 3, Suite E1, Richmond, CA 94804. ODTC offers many other types of training, as well.

Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore, 131 Pacific Avenue Livermore, CA, (925) 344-6168. DVDCL offers many other types of training, as well.

Rally Obedience 
See the Mount Diablo, Oakland and Del Valle Dog Training Clubs, above.

Debbie Pollard, Herding 4 Ewe, Vacaville, herding4u@aol.com
Marian Pott, Sonol, miramark9@comcast.net
Jill Reifschneider, Patterson, acebouv@yahoo.com
Clint Abbott, San Juan Bautista, Clintonabbot@hotmail.com


Happiness Country Kennels, 5815 Mission Rd., Sunol, 925-862-1900, hckennels@gmail.com


Nose Work 
Suzanne Edholm, suzanneedholm@comcast.net
Canine Good Citizenship Test

Temperament Test (hosted next by DVGSD in 2017) 


Contra Costa County

Breton's School for Dogs and Cats (Danville) 1455 Lawrence Rd.​, Danville, CA 94506​ ​925-736-6231​

Camp 4 Paws (Clayton) 4460 Morgan Territory Road, Clayton, CA  94517 925-672-9295

Diablo K9 Academy, (Pleasanton)
5990 Camino Tassajara, Pleasanton, CA  94588

San Francisco County

Pet Camp (San Francisco)

525 Phelps St., San Francisco, CA  94124


AKC & German Shepherd Websites

German Shepherd Dog Club of America

German Shepherd Dog Club of America – Mid-Pacific Regional Clubs
American Kennel Club

Golden State German Shepherd Rescue

On Facebook

German Shepherds of the Bay Area  "German Shepherds of the Bay Area participate in all types of activities with their Shepherds; from train rides, to canoeing down the Russian River, to walks at Santana Row, hikes, training, scent classes and agility classes.

The German Shepherd Dog Community Group  “This is a page that is a good place to call ‘home’ if you are owned by a German Shepherd!”

Golden State German Shepherd Rescue "Saving Dogs Through Adoption and Education"

German Shepherd Dog Club of America - The "parent" club in the AKC

Links and Resources

The Diablo Valley German Shepherd Dog Club does not endorse businesses or other enterprises; however, members offer you links to websites they have found useful. Club members:  If you want a resource added, email the contact and website address (URL) to info@dvgsdc.org