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The process of sourcing high quality dogsport equipment and clothing for Ruffdog Sports began in 2014.
By 2015 the store was stocked and open for business.
We are a rapidly growing equipment supplier for active outdoor dog enthusiasts, military, police, professional dog trainers and competitors in dogsports. We import the highest quality equipment from Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Finland, Sweden and USA. Some of our unique products are also designed and locally made in our own backyard, Canada.
Christine has over 30 years experience in the customer service and sales industry which inspires her daily to offer the highest level of customer service possible. Ruffdog Sports offers global and innovative quality clothing and equipment for dogs and handlers. We are continuously growing our brands and are inspired by ideas from our customers. Please feel free to share with us your suggestions HERE
Christine's life-long passion has been the German Shepherd dog. She has trained German Shepherd dogs to be enjoyable, well-behaved family pets, as well as high drive sport dogs since 1988. She became obsessed with the sport of IPO in 1996 and has been an active member of the GSSCC (German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada) and a handler/trainer of German Shepherd dogs in IPO since then. She is now actively involved in training her two Malinois 'Jack" Campari vom Clan der Wolfe and Fireballs 'Amber' and also a member of the Canadian Working Malinois Association.
Over the past 20 years she has trained with and attended seminars by Lance Collins, Wallace Payne, Horst and Michaela Knoche, Team Heuwinkl (Peter Scherk and Florian Knabl), Tommi Vanhala, Teemu Parvianen, Melanie Krueger, Radek Kupka and many other talents. She has spent the last 4 years training and working closely with Marko Koskensalo and attending seminars all over Brasil, Europe, USA and Canada.
Christine's past accomplishments include:
Cola vom Albi: IPO 3
Aro vom Kisser; breeder and trainer/handler IPO 1, IPO2, and IPO 3 Vice Champion BC Regional Championships 2014
Scores: A-98, B-93, C- 96.
Aro vom Kisser co-handler/trainer: Vice World Champion 2015
Aro vom Kisser career tracking scores IPO 1 - 100pts, IPO 2 - 97pts, IPO 3 - 98pts
Christine is currently training and competing with her Belgium Shepherd, Malinois, Campari vom Clan der Wolfe "Jack".
Her goals in 2017/18 are to reach IPO 3 and hopes to place on a Canadian World team in IPO for 2019
Christine's 20years of experience learning alongside other talented handlers from all over North America and Europe, as well as her passion and dedication to working breeds and the sport of IPO make her an excellent trainer. She enjoys coaching and sharing her knowledge with other dog handlers to help them reach their goals with their dogs in any discipline. She is an excellent source of knowledge in basic obedience fundamentals, assessing dog types, building healthy relationships with your dog and forming a training plan based on your dog and handling level. She eagerly shares the basic fundamentals needed in order to be successful with your dog in any sport or family environment.
Board and Train (pet dog, sport dog)
IPO Coaching (group or private lessons available)
- tracking fundamentals including article indication
- obedience fundamentals in all aspects focusing on active happy dogs
- secondary obedience for protection including blind searching, call outs, heeling around the helper, transport rear and side
- clear OUT, HOLD and ball rules
- motivation and drive development
- relationship building
Please contact Christine HERE for more information