GSDC Mpls & St. Paul Upcoming Events

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul is committed to promoting the German Shepherd Dog and the future of the breed. The club does so in a variety of ways, beginning with socialization classes for young puppies, and training to all levels of obedience, rally, herding, conformation showing and therapy and service work.

As a regional club we support the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, and encourage exhibiting and participating in events at AKC recognized shows and matches given by other dog clubs.

We encourage and hold programs that educate and support the German shepherd dog owner, as well as start newcomers into the sport of dog show exhibiting, and performance trials. In addition, we promote the German Shepherd Dog through promotions, such as benching at the Minnesota State Fair, and holding our own specialty shows and matches.

As a large club, we have tremendous experience and resources for the German shepherd enthusiast to draw upon. Lastly, we are committed to the German Shepherd Dog for what he was created to be; a loyal companion and friend.

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Mpls & St. Paul meets on the second (2nd) Friday of every month at Animal Inn Training Center unless otherwise posted.    Map & Directions

Socialization / Obedience Workshop
by Ron Halling
See Upcoming Events list for dates

Ron Halling is pleased to announce his upcoming Monthly Socialization and Obedience Workshop.

Got an issue you'd like to work on, or just want to practice your current skills, and learn some new ones? Ron can help!

At this workshop students will have fun training with ideas that they learn at the workshop and practice during the month. Your dog will be wagging its tail as it learns to work with you as the pack leader guiding the team. This is a positive and confidence building training for your German Shepherd.

The purpose of these workshops is to introduce you to the other local German Shepherd owners in a relaxed environment while improving socialization/obedience skills and knowledge. Students of all levels are welcome.

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Dock Diving and Barn Hunt Fun Day -
March 14, 2020

Have you ever wanted to try Barn Hunting and/or Dock Diving to see if you and your dog would like to get involved? Now's your chance!
GSDCMSP will be hosting a fun event (not trial) where you can try Barn Hunt and/or Dock Diving, Sat., March 14th; 10 - 12 pm, at For The Love of Dogs in Mendota Heights,
The cost is $25/dog. The class is currently full.
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Swinland,

Spring Agility Trials - on March 27 - 29, 2020

Our next Agility Trial we be held at On The Run Canine Center, 13835 Aberdeen Street NE, Ham Lake, MN. Please stop by, or enter if you run a GSD in agility, to check it out. It is truly a fantastic event to see wonderful handlers and their athletic dogs compete. We will be having a huge raffle again this year. As always, volunteers and prize donations are always welcome.

Herding Fun Day - May 24, 2020

The Herding Fun Day will be at Polly Simpson’s farm in New Richmond. You will get a chance to see how your dog will do working sheep. The cost is $ 15 per dog or $25 for 2 dogs. Phyllis Clark will handle the dogs.

Annual Specialty Weekend - May 30 - 31, 2020

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will hold its annual Annual Specialty Weekend, on May 30 - 31, 2020 at the Dakota County Fairgrounds 4008 220th St. West, Farmington, MN 55024.

AKC Scent Work Trial - June 6 - 7, 2020

AKC Scent Work is a sport that mimics the task of working detection dogs to locate a scent and communicate to the handler that the scent has been found. Real-life detection dogs are trained to search for a variety of things–drugs, explosives, human remains, currency, other contraband, living humans (such as for Search and Rescue), and much more. AKC Scent Work takes this amazing working relationship and turns it into a fun game that any dog can play.

German Shepherd Fun Day - June 14, 2020

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will be holding its annual German Shepherd Fun Day event at The Animal Inn Training School in Lake Elmo this year. Everyone is welcome to this action packed day of fun for you and your German Shepherd. So far we have The new AKC Temperament Test, Farm Dog Test, CGC/CGCA, Trick Dog Tests and Therapy Dog International (TDI) Test scheduled.

GSDCMSP Obedience & Rally Trial -
October 24 - 25, 2020

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will hold its a stand alone Obedience and Rally Trials at the Animal Inn Training Center. These events will make for a very busy weekend and should be a great event for everyone whether you're a hard-core obedience team, a beginner or just a casual spectator. Volunteer, meet new people, see lots of talented dogs, and have some fun.

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For more information about the German Shepherd Dog Club of Mpls & St. Paul please feel free to contact us.

Contact:Secretary Kim Morris