Club Demo Day and Open Working Session

Our first public ONSWD meeting is officially on the calendar for 10/9/2022. It will be a full club meeting working all three phases of the Schutzhund sport. Price is $25 for club members and $35 for non-members. Registration closes 10/1/2022. Full description below!

Venue: Next Level Kennels, 1776 Walter Bowen Road, Henderson, North Carolina.


Payment: When we receive your registration, we will verify your registration and send a link for payment.


Pearl Demonstrates the Escape Bite in the IGP3 Protection Routine

Old North State Working Dobermans Demo Day

Sunday, October 9th 


Next Level Kennels- 1776 Walter Bowen Road in Henderson, NC

$25 for ONSWD Members/$35 for Non-Members

Light breakfast provided

All questions and registration/RSVPs for the event should be directed to

Event Description

Members and Guests of Old North State Working Dobermans are invited to join us for a public club demo day with instruction in tracking, obedience, and protection led by club members and and certified protection helper Scott Severs. *

Guests of ONSWD who are interested in joining the club should plan to attend to learn more about schutzhund club/sport participation and membership in the Club. Guest registration is open for non-members after September 1, and we will accept up to 20 dogs for this event. Registration and payment should be submitted by 10/1.

Tentative Agenda

8:00am– Work starts promptly at this time. Club members who intend to lay longer tracks or age their tracks should arrive early and have track-laying completed at this time. We will review some club etiquette and expectations before we get started as well as information about membership.

8:15am– Tracking- Longer track demos followed by beginner tracking & puppy tracking. Beginner track laying and demo tracks – Cam Heinsohn & Dutch.  Article Indication and Turns- Elizabeth Rosser & Polly.

Cam Heinsohn and Dutch at the start flag.

9:30am– Obedience Session- Obedience demos and problem solving. Led by experienced schutzhund competitor and trainer Leslie Carpenter, with contributions by club members.

Elizabeth Rosser and Ellen Thoresen Working Obedience with Titus

11:00am– Protection Session. Helper work and direction by Scott Severs.

What to Expect

  • *All attendees should sign the Next Level Kennels waiver on arrival. Please check-in on arrival to sign the waiver and add your name to the list for obedience & protection.
  • All dogs must be on leash, unless otherwise instructed by the training director.
  • There is a designated dog exercise (potty) area provided. Please only exercise your dog in that area, and make sure you exercise your dog prior to starting any training session.
  • If you are a guest, please bring only one dog to work (unless you have prior approval from event host)
  • We typically work one dog at a time, unless the training director advises otherwise. We will have a posted list of the order during obedience & protection. You should have your dog prepped and “dressed” in appropriate equipment when it is your turn, so generally, when the person in front of you starts their session, that is your cue to get your dog ready.
  • Please avoid greetings between dogs. Don’t treat/feed/reward another dog and do not approach another attendee’s dog.

What You Need to Bring

  • Water for yourself and your dog, yummy, moist, low-salt, high value rewards (treats), and tug toys for your dog- highest value treats and toys are ideal for this type of training.
  • We make every effort to share special equipment where we can, but if you have a harness, long lead, prong, fur-saver, tracking flags, or use an e-collar, please bring your own. If you do not have this equipment, you may be able to borrow from a club member, or the Next Level Kennels lobby store is open for purchases.
  • Dress for the weather. This event is rain or shine. We will be outside, in potentially tall grass at times, and working on a variety of turf. Close-toed shoes are a must for participants. 
  • A fold-up or camping chair
  • Sunscreen, bug spray, water/drinks/snacks for yourself
  • Current rabies certificate required. For your dog’s safety, we highly recommend that your puppy or dog be fully vaccinated according to current veterinary recommendations.

Additional Information

*Scott Severs: I’ve been involved with the Doberman breed for 22 years now, and have competed with Dobermans for 15 years. I’ve titled one doberman to an IPO 1, one to a national level at IGP3, and one to the World level at IGP3. I have done training helper work for over 15 years. Working multiple breeds like GSD, Mali, Doberman, Bouvier, Boxer, Bulldog, Beauceron, Giant Schnauzer and even a Husky. I’ve also done trial work up to Regional level in IGP and have done training decoy work in Mondioring. My focus during helper work is always to work the dog in front of me. I aim to develop a proactive dog, who pushes the pace on the field through barking, and a balance of forward aggression/prey. I’m excited to show you what I’ve learned over the years, and what’s helped me make it to the highest level with my Doberman Otchi Vom Warringhof.

*Leslie Carpenter: I’ve owned Dobermans since 1977, and I have trained and titled Dobermans and other breeds in AKC obedience and conformation, as well as schutzhund. With my Dobermans, I have obtained 2 AKC CD, 2 AKC CDX, and 1 AKC UD titles, 2 BH, 1 IPO1, and 4 (SchH3, IPO3, IGP3) dogs with several High in Trial awards. I am currently training a young male and a young female that I bred toward their BH examinations. I have bred one AKC conformation champion, and she is also titled to IGP3. I’m excited to meet and encourage newbies into the sport and the world of the competition Doberman.

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