SCSC Members

From Steve:
I am Steve Garvin and have trained dogs all of my life. This has allowed me to become, in many aspects, an expert in this area over the years. I believe that to train a dog to be all it can be is an enjoyable art. By working with a particular dog's strengths, much can be accomplished and it can be extremely gratifying.

Some of my accomplishments are: at the age of 7 was an AKC junior handler for breed confirmation shows, had 3 of my own dogs in the Therapy Dogs International program, finished 2 dogs for their breed ring championship, in AKC Open obedience, was on the TOP dog team with Chaos obedience club for TOP dogs in California two years in a row, was the team captain as well as having three dogs of my own on the team for Scent Hurdle Races which were the precursor for flyball, was the number one team in California three years in a row, titled in AKC Agility Excellent and Jumpers and Weavers Excellent, was rated 7th. highest scoring Sheep Herding dog in the United States with a Belgian malinios for AKC Novice sheep herding, Defeating over 350 other dogs, competed in several dog protection sports at the highest level Protection Sports Association 3 and International Police Dog League 3, played in Mondio Ring 3rd level taking us to the worlds competition in Switzerland and Belgium, also, earned a Schutzhund 3, Schutzhund 2 and earned a French Ring 1. All level 3's mentioned are the highest level in each sport.

Currently, I am training my young dog, Etcher, for Schutzhund 2 ,Mondio and French Ring.

(Steve has been with SCSC since 2000)

Steve Garvin
Etcher, Trump, Roadie, Dice, Bogan (Malinois)


Kimberly has trained and competed with her dogs in Sheep Herding, AKC Obedience, AKC Tracking, Agility, Dock Diving, K9 Nose Work, French Ring and of course, Schutzhund.

Kim & Emmy competed in Belgium and Italy in FMBB Agility. Her dogs competed nationally in Agility and Dock Diving, the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge and Purina Diving Dog Tour and performed background work in a movie as well as enjoyed the spotlight for local television and print media.

As one of the original K9 Nose Work instructors Kim is also a K9 Nose Work Trial Judge and Certifying Official (NW1 - Elite).  She is currently teaching K9 Nose Work classes, running on-line education for NW enthusiasts and hosting other K9NW activities in Southern California through her company, Joyride K9 Dog Training. She is enthusiastically helping to bring the sport of K9NW to other regions of the US as Senior Faculty with the National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC.

 Kim achieved the SchH2 level on Oscar and a SchH3 on Emmy. Zen reached his French Ring 2 title before retiring and Story is currently working on her FR2. Cartoon has his CSAU and he and Tricks are just starting out in the protection sports.

(Kimberly has been a member of SCSC since 2004)

Kimberly Buchanan
Story, Zen, Cartoon, Tricks, Emmy & Oscar
(Belgian Tervuren)

From Carol:
I retired from teaching many years ago and raised two great kids.  I enjoy many various activities but nothing compares to being outside  training my dog.  Schutzhund - It's what I do.  I am currently the president of SCSC of which I have been an active member for 12 years.  I got my first competition dog 13 years ago.  I now have an 8 year-old black female GSD.  We completed her IPO 3, was pronounced with Nathaniel Roque and she is recently retired.  I am now searching  for my next working GSD to train and can't wait for all the fun to begin again.

(Carol has been with SCSC since 2008)

Carol Goodman
Cayla & Bram (GSD)

Amy has been a professional K9 trainer and handler and for over twenty years and has certified teams in Narcotics and Explosives detection. She is also co-founder of the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW�), and owner of All Good Dogs, LLC a training and behavior company.

She competed nationally with her Dutch Shepherd, Maya, and took 3rd place in Narcotics Detection at the Gold Coast K9 Working Dog Trials and 1st place, open division, at the Oxnard Police K9 Foundation Inaugural Trial, 2009. Her Belgian Malinois, Seven, is a nationally certified explosives detection dog and took 1st place in the Explosives Building search at the 2009 Ventura County Sheriff�s K9 Trial. He also has competed in Schutzhund and holds an APR 1 IPO title.

(Amy has been with SCSC since 2008)


Amy Herot
Maya (Dutch Shep)
Jessie (GSD-x)
Seven (Malinois)

Simon is an aerospace engineer and ex-rocket scientist from Southern California.  He has owned and trained Dobermans for over 3 decades.  He purchased his first Doberman in the mid 1980�s and began a love affair with the breed.  He started training in AKC obedience; and was introduced to Schutzhund in the early 1990�s.  He is currently training with his retired show dog, Ace.

L�Mae Roco Chili Monster aka call name Ace, was born May 16, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Ace has been living in Southern California since 2018 and is loved by Simon and Rosa.   He is sired by Gch. Phillmar Sobe Monster, WAC LC-10D BFL-1, and his biological mommy is Ch. L�Mae Red Sky at Night Serrano RATI RATN aka Serri.  Ace retired from show life at 8 months after his debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Doberman Pinscher Club show at the Empire Equestrian Park & Polo Field.  When he is not working with Simon at SCSC, he works as a lawn mower, weed whacker, dirt devil, squirrel chaser and patrols the perimeter and airspace at home. He is currently working toward his IGP titles.

(Simon has been a club member since 2018)

Simon Leung
Ace (Doberman)
















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