Although formed earlier, the Toronto
Schutzhund Club (TSC) was officially recognized as a registered
not-for-profit organization in August of 1992. We are active supporters of
and are dedicated to the Schutzhund sport. Enthusiasm, dedication and
training methods have proven the TSC to be one of the most successful clubs
in Ontario with multiple titles and awards earned by past and present
The TSC is a member of the German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada (GSSCC)
in the Ontario, Canada region. We are also a WUSV (World Union of German
Shepherd Dog Clubs) club. Our club is primarily made up of German Shepherd
dogs but we do extend membership opportunities to all other breeds which are
capable of the work and have all the necessary drives and sound temperament.
The bond and synergy of the dog/handler team is of utmost importance to
success in the sport.
As a club we train extensively -
aiming for our dogs and handlers to compete at their highest levels
possible. The foundation work (obedience) in training is key to success.
Basic components coupled with developed prey drive form the foundation on
which we build. Ensuring a strong foundation means achieving success in all
3 phases - Tracking, Obedience and Protection. We rely on the help of fellow
members as spotters to progress our training. It's a team effort throughout.
We regularly host and attend training seminars with top trainers/handlers to
continue our learning.
Our club grounds are
located at 5546 Major Mackenzie Dr in Markham, 8 km east of HWY 404.
Visitors are always welcome.
We train on Tuesday and Thursday
nights (starting at approximately 6:30 pm) and Sundays (starting with
Tracking north of the city in Georgina at 8:00 am) - RAIN or SHINE. The
field is also equipped with lighting for evening training. Indoor training
starts in December and runs until the end of March depending on the weather.
Members are expected to train at least twice a week. While we have high
expectations of all our members and their dogs we also believe that it
should be a fun and rewarding experience so the social aspects of training
together make it even more worthwhile.