ZTH Foundation Dog Training
Training you to train your dog.
Start your puppies and young dogs out right and put a solid foundation on them before the problems begin.
Offering private and semi-private lessons in pet obedience and scent work (for AKC, IPO/SchH tracking or
just for a fun way to tire out your dog). Also accepting a limited amount of board and train dogs.
SIT ..DOWN ..HEEL ..COME ..STAY ..FIND
For more information:
812-803-0659 (call or text and I will get back to you asap)
My old dog, Vala aka Balien SchH3 AWD1 FH1 FH2 CGC, during her FH2 (advanced tracking)
I started training dogs in 1983 with a difficult male Doberman, named Apollo, that I titled to an AKC Companion Dog title (first level obedience). He did not enjoy training and the methods of the day did not make the work "fun" for human or dog. Since Apollo, my understanding of training and working with the dog's natural drives, and desires to work, have evolved. I learned to fit the training to the dog, using all four quadrants of operant conditioning*, while not trying to force any dog into a "one size fits all" program. I have titled 2 German Shepherds, my passion, in AKC obedience and 7 in the three phase sport/test of Schutzhund (SchH), now called IPO, with multiple high in trials, high obedience and high tracking.
I have assisted and substituted for classes in puppy kindergarten, starting agility and foundation obedience. I have also taught private lessons in basic obedience for family companions and foundation obedience for schutzhund/IPO competition and tracking. I was the training director of a large SchH/IPO club for 7 years helping direct the training programs of our members.
Canine Good Citizen evaluator
7 month old Lacey and her person working on focus. Lacey and her sister are working towards the CGC.
My current competition dog, LB (aka Firien IPO2 KKL)
I also offer instruction on how to correctly and positively introduce dogs to an electronic training collar for those who would like to know about this training tool.
Two of my previous dogs. Donovan, who is now serving as a service dog for a veteran, and SG Deja IPO3 AWD1 KKL
Lord Duran of Apollo CD (Doberman)
Itara vom Lerchental CD BH TD HOT (GSD)
Treue vom Heiliger Huegel SchH3 CD CGC HOT (GSD)
Burgos' Unika SchH1 OB1 TR3 CGC HOT (GSD)
Balien zu Treuen Händen SchH3 (2X regional competitor) AWD1 FH2 CGC B/HOT (GSD)
SG Dejavu zu Treuen Händen IPO3 AWD1 KKL B/HOT (GSD)
Donovan zu Treuen Händen IPO1 TR2 AD (GSD)
SG Elena zu Treuen Händen IPO1 KKL CGC B/HOT (GSD)
Firien zu Treuen Händen IPO2 KKL B/HOT (GSD and my current competition dog)
**HOT- Handler owner trainer
** B/HOT- Bred by HOT
*Good site to read for understanding Operant Conditioning.
Rules for AKC tracking tests.
Rules for AKC obedience and Rally
FCI rules (1/1/2019) for IPO for those who might like more options in tracking and obedience.
The SchH/IPO club I train with: O.G. Indy.
Owner/training/instructor: Lisa Clark, Bloomington, IN 47408
Located north of Bloomington with easy access off of old SR 37.
**Veterinary health certificate will be required that shows proof of rabies (by law), vaccinations and recent negative fecal exam that also covers giardia and coccidia**