Kevin Coombs

MY STORY
MY APPROACH
RESULTS
My Story

My Story

I have a passion for Schutzhund training. Let me help you achieve your goals!

I got started in Schutzhund after googling a hobby “schutzhund” from a person in an online forum. Once I saw I could do this type of training with my personal dogs, I was hooked. I had always liked police K9’s or Military dogs, but had no idea this was something you could do with your own dogs. I have been training in schutzhund since 2005. I am a professional dog trainer and certified Canine Behavior & Training Specialist. I am always improving and learning about dog training theories, and principles. I have been involved in the sport of schutzhund for over 13 years and have trained and earned 29 Sch Titles with 11 different dogs at the local, regional, and National competition level.

I know what it takes to actually earn titles. There is a big difference in titling one dog and titling multiple dogs with varying genetics and temperaments, and actually showing a dog in a trial and not just training highlight videos.

I have trained with a variety of world-class trainers, and have a lot of different training theories, tips, and tricks I’ve picked up from all the great trainers I’ve had a privilege of working with, attending seminars, etc. I have a passion for clear communication working with dogs and achieving the best results that I can.

With my experience as a handler, club trainer, helper, I have been successful in figuring out the best method for many dogs and their handlers to achieve success as a team.

My Approach

My Approach

Consistent Controlled Conflict.

My goal is to provide quality and thorough Schutzhund training information. I believe in a simplified modern approach to dog training. I believe and train in the most effective and simple approach possible I can for each dog while earning the maximum amount of points. I believe in finding what works for the individual dog and their handlers abilities. Sometimes what I would do with a dog, isn’t what’s going to work for a particular handler.

Consistency is key combined with controlled conflict.

PROVEN AND CONSISTENT RESULTS 1

PROVEN AND CONSISTENT RESULTS

There is a big difference in looking good in training and actually getting titles. There are a lot of people that talk about training, and how good this or that is, but they haven’t actually applied it to a dog, trialed and earned the titles, or coached and had students earn the titles either. I have a history of proven results for my own dogs and student’s I’ve helped coach.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Dec 1st, 2018 – PNW Hunde Sport Trial
    Indy – FH1 94SG
  • Sept 30th, 2018 – PNW Regional Championship
    Indy vom Kraftwerk  IPO3 Regional Champion. 91-95-96-282 High Obedience, High Protection, Helpers Choice.
  • July 29th 2018 – GSSCC National Championship
    Indy vom Kraftwerk – Vice Champion 2nd Place 92-95-91-278 High Obedience. 
  • May 20th – 2018 AWDF National Championship
    Indy vom Kraftwerk 13th (out of 49)  95-92-77-264
  • Sept 2017 – Pacific Northwest Regional Championship
    Kevin -Front Half Helper
  • May 2017, Rose City Working Dog Club
    Kevin – Indy vom Kraftwerk  IPO3 – 10-97v-92
  • July 2016 – Pacific Northwest Regional Championship
    Kevin -Front Half Helper
  • April 2017, PNW Hundesport
    Kevin – Indy vom Kraftwerk  IPO2 – 84-86-96v
  • Oct 2016, Rose City Working Dog Club
    Kevin – Indy vom Kraftwerk 95-100pt-86-281
  • Oct 31st, 20015 Rose City Working Dog Club
    Kevin – Indy BH
  • June 2015 – Pacific Northwest Regional Championship
    Kevin -Front Half Helper
  • June 2013 – Pacific Northwest Regional Championship
    Kevin -Front Half Helper
  • 2012 August 12th, 2012 Long Star Schutzhund Club
    Kevin – Emerald von Starke Pfoten – Qualified USCA Nationals 91-99-94-284 2012
  • February 19th, 2012 South Central Regional Championship Kevin
    Emerald von Starke Pfoten – IPO3 – High Scoring Female 2011
  • November 2-6th, 20012 USCA Schutzhund Nationals
     Alternate Back Half helper
  • November 2-6th, 20011 USCA Schutzhund Nationals
    – Back Half helper
  • May 13-15th, 20011 USCA Working Dog Championship
    – Back Half Helper
  • February 5th, 2011 South Central Regional Championship
    Kevin – Emerald von Starke Pfoten – SchH1 – 98-94-92a-284
    Helper Work SchH3 Back Half
  • August 7, 2010 Lone Star Schutzhund Club
    Kevin – Hutto van Meerhout – BH
  • Febuary 12-14, 2010 South Central Regional Championship
    Kevin – Helper Work SchH3 Back Half
  • 2009 September 26-67, 2009 Willamette Valley Schutzhund Club
    Kevin – Eva von Starke Pfoten – BH
  • 2008 September 26-28, 2008 AWMA National Championship
    Kevin and Jutta compete and earn a 96v in Obedience
  • June 27-29th, 2008 PNW Regional Championship
    Kevin – front-half helper work.
  • June 1st, 2008 Willamette Valley Schutzhund Club
    Kevin – Brax von Starke Pfoten Sch1
  • April 19th, 2008 Cascade Schutzhund Club
    Kevin – Brax von Starke Pfoten BH
  • 2007 September 22, 2007 Willamette Valley Schutzhund Club
    Kevin – AWOL von Starke Pfoten – BH
  • June 16, 2007 Oregon State WDA
    Kevin- Jutta vom Heidhof SchH3 91-90-92a=273 *High Protection*
  • April 10-12, 2007 Pacific Northwest Regional Championship
    Kevin-Kanto SchH3 95-91-88-273 2nd Place
  • March 10-11, 2007 Cascade Schutzhund Club
    Kevin – Jutta vom Heidhof – SchH2 *High Tracking (100pt)*
    Kevin – Kanto vom Firecatcher – 97v-96v-98v=291V SchH3
    *High Obedience, High Protection, High in Trial*
    Kevin – Celine vom alten Groll- SchH3
  • 2006 Dec 30th Cascade Working Dog Association
    Kevin – Jutta vom Heidhof SchH1 90-90-90 *High Obedience*
    Kevin – Kanto vom Firecatcher FH
  • Dec 3rd Clackamas Schutzhund Club
    Kanto vom Firecatcher SchH3 *High Tracking (100pt)
  • Oct 21-22, 2006 SchH3 WKG Regional Champions
    Kevin – Kanto vom Firecatcher SchH3 98-95-94= 287V 1st Place
    *High Tracking – High Obedience – High in Trial*
  • June 17-18, 2006 Pacific Northwest Regional Championship
    Kevin – Kanto vom Firecatcher SchH3 91-89-86=266 2nd Place
  • June 6, 2006 Willamette Valley Schutzhund Club
    Kevin – Kanto vom Firecatcher SchH3
    *High Obedience, High Protection, High in Trial*
    Kevin – Teiwaz vom Adler Stein SchH1
  • May 4-7 2006 North American SchH & FH Championships
    Kevin – Kanto vom Firecatcher SchH3 93-91-86= 270 13th place
  • April 8, 2006 Cascade Schutzhund Club
    Kevin – Kanto vom Firecatcher SchH3 98-97-95=290V
    * High Obedience, High in Trial *
  • March 12th, 2006 Way out West Schutzhund Club
    Sunny van Meerhout – BH
  • Febuary 19, 2006 Cascade Schutzhund Club
    Teiwaz vom Adlerstein – BH