About SCSC

Southern California Schutzhund Club(SCSC) was one of the first Schutzhund clubs to be organized in Southern California. Although SCSC is our official name, we are often referred to as the "Long Beach Schutzhund Club" because we use the LBPOA field in Long Beach to train.

We may be a small club but we feel fortunate to have a wealth of training knowledge within our membership. Our club members have years of experience training Schutzhund-style tracking, obedience and protection as well as other protection sports and dog sports in general Our training methods are eclectic, with emphasis placed on positively motivating our dogs in the learning stages. Because our club includes both members skilled in competition and those new to the sport, we feel we have a healthy, active mix. This keeps things interesting, and hey, we have a lot of fun! Most importantly, we view safety and Responsible Dog Ownership as priority #1.

SCSC encourages any individual to observe our training sessions. You do not need to be a member in order to watch, but will be asked to sign a waiver, as any type of dog training holds certain risk factors. Please contact OUR TRAINING COMMITTEE. for more information. 

Anyone can apply for membership but we do ask that you consider that this sport requires a commitment of consistent training at club twice/week plus additional time outside of club.

When you come to visit, you may ask to have your dog evaluated by our Training Committee. Please be sure to indicate whether you'd like to bring a dog or come first without a dog for observation only as we limit when guest dogs are able to work on our field. There is no charge for this initial evaluation. Puppies may come for socialization, as well.

After the evaluation, the Training Committee will indicate if your dog seems appropriate for the sport or if there are other training options you might consider as an alternative. If you would like to pursue becoming a member we suggest you come a few times as a guest to determine if you are willing to make the commitment and to see how you might fit in as a new member.

If you haven't downloaded them already, you should review our bylaws and our "Standing Rules" which guide our training rules. These should be read before you make the decision to join.

The application for membership, a non-refundable $50 application fee along with membership dues of $300 for the year should be given to the Membership Committee Chair. You will also need two sponsors. These must be members in good standing who will assume responsibility for your progress. While you are on probation as a new member for the first 90 days, your sponsor should be present at your training sessions, unless arrangements have been made for another member to stand in. You must attend 75% of all scheduled training sessions to be considered for membership. We recommend you take some time to get to know our club members in order to determine who might be good sponsors for you and your dog.


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