Talking Training with Deb Zappia

From pet dogs to the World Championship podium, Deb Zappia has taken an incredible journey and it’s not done yet. Listen to our conversation about her latest project and what’s in store for the future of schutzhund training.

The Reward in Failure

Cars from all over the area, some as far away as Oregon lined the spots in the parking lot in Frontier Park in Graham, Washington, on the last Saturday in March. The day started in prime Pacific Northwest fashion, cold, wet, and overcast. It was the spring trial for Twin County Schutzhund Club, the first…

Help for Helpers

It was the last weekend of summer and started in perfect Pacific Northwest fashion; cold, damp, and overcast. A small group of about a dozen people gathered for the Regional Helper Seminar hosted by Twin County Schutzhund Club. Mark Chaffin, a 30+ year vet of the sport of schutzhund was the Teaching Helper.