CAPITAL CITY DOG SPORT ASSOCIATION™
Working Dog Competition Training Club
Established 1979

Club Members

Capital City Dog Sport Association is made up of an eclectic blend of dog enthusiasts, who participate in a wide variety of dog sports and events.  The benefit of meeting as a group to train and share information becomes evident immediately, when someone asks "Has this ever happened...." and of course someone always has personal knowledge of training through such a problem.  We encourage and promote good citizenship with our dogs, and assist the local community in events - highlighting our canine partners' amazing abilities and outstanding temperament.

They say "old dog trainers never die, they just drop on recall", and our club is proof of that!  Capital City Dog Sport Association was formed in 1979 and holds the unique distinction of having earned more UKC Dog Sport titles (over 200), more French Ring Sport titles (over 150) and more UKC Nosework titles (433 as of 2016 year end) than any other training club in North America.  Our membership also includes a total of 4 UKC Judges (licensed in conformation, obedience, nosework, terrier racing and as SPOT evaluators.)

Our Executive Board members have a variety of experiences, which adds to the richness of leadership in our not-for-profit organization.  Introductions are:

FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR OF TRAINING:  Cheryl Carlson is one of the best known dog training experts in the industry, and has been training and breeding dogs professionally since 1977; providing guard dog service, teaching family companion dogs (manners, problem solving and behavior modification), personal protection, and physical assistance dogs.  She has trained and certified over 100 Police Service K-9's to date (many of her own breeding), with teams qualified in patrol, narcotics, arson, explosive and cadaver detection.  She has also trained search & rescue dogs (SAR) and urban search & rescue (US&R) to FEMA certification.  She has also certified many other dog trainers in police work (narcotics detection training and police K-9 decoy training).  Cheryl's breeding program has produced more than 350 certified Police Service K-9s, over 100 SAR dogs, dozens of physical assistance dogs as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) service dogs, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) service dogs, Seizure Assist service dogs and Emotional Assistance (EA) service dogs. She has also produced more French Ring Sport titled dogs and more UKC Performance titled dogs than any other breeder in North America.

Cheryl enjoys competition with her own dogs, and has earned multiple advanced titles in Competitive Obedience, Agility, Rally, Schutzhund, French Ring Sport, Campagne, K9 Pro Sports and UKC Dog Sport.  She has also successfully titled in Herding, Dock Jumping, Nosework, Lure Coursing, Barn Hunt and Terrier Racing, as well as earned dozens of breed Championships in both AKC and UKC (where she has also earned multiple Grand Championships) with around 90% of these accolades being achieved with dogs of her own breeding!  She has judged countless personal protection trials throughout the United States and Canada, is the ONLY woman in North America to EVER receive certification as a Campagne decoy (a French sport consisting of bitework, agility, obedience and tracking), and was one of the founders and former President of the North American Ring Association (NARA).

Cheryl was also the first woman to be licensed as a United Kennel Club Judge for ALL classes of Dog Sports, allowing her to officiate at Police Dog I and Police Dog II certifications as well as all other levels of competition offered by the UKC Dog Sport program, and additionally licensed to select and certify helpers/decoys for the Dog Sport competitions.  She is also licensed as a UKC Nosework Judge, a sport involving scent discrimination in varying elements similar to those utilized by the Police K-9s she has trained for detection services for 40 years.  Cheryl is truly unique among trainers for her vast knowledge, years of experience and unmatched expertise in EVERY area of dog training.

VICE-PRESIDENT & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRAINING:  Debra Hebeler starting training as a child raising Leader Dogs for the Blind.  Her first competition dog was a German Shepherd bought for her then young children in 1985, which she successfully showed to a CDX, TD, SchH II, BTr.  Not bad for a starter dog!  Deb has since fallen in love with the Belgian Malinois breed and has been successfully competing with them since 1998.  Deb has titled her Malinois in Competitive Obedience, Agility, Rally, Nosework, Dock Jumping, Lure Coursing, French Ring Sport and UKC Dog Sport.  Deb is also a UKC licensed Nosework Judge.  Deb thoroughly enjoys personal protection competitions and has won many with her hard charging and harder biting dogs, and she has also had the privilege of judging several such competitions throughout the Midwest and East Coast since 2003.  

SECRETARY:  Carole Field is a Dog World Award winning trainer and high-in-trial competitor; involved in obedience and protection sports since 1982, and conducting dog obedience instruction in a private, group and club format since 1985.  She founded Ruff N’ Stuff Dog Obedience in Chicago, Illinois and was Director of Training for 20 years from 1985-2005.  She also served as Instructor, elected Board Member and ultimately Director of Training for Westside Dog Training Club in Chicago (AKC Competition Obedience Training Club) from 1989-1994, as well as Founder and Director of Training of K9 Working Companions from 1990-2005 (Advanced Obedience and Personal Protection Club).   

Carole has titled her own personal dogs in AKC Obedience, Schutzhund, French Ring Sport, K9 Pro Sports and UKC Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Rally, Dog Sport, Dock Jumping, Nosework, Lure Coursing, Barn Hunt and Terrier Racing.  She is also an avid personal protection competitor and has achieved great success in this venue with numerous dogs.  Carole has judged personal protection tournaments throughout the Midwest since 1995, was certified as a UKC Performance Judge in 2006 licensed for Family Obedience and Dog Sport (all classes of Protection and Police Dog titles), is designated as a Senior Terrier Race Judge and a Nosework Judge.  She is also a nationally published writer and photographer, and has been a professional member of the Dog Writers Association of America since 1994.

TREASURER:  Renae Larsen calls herself an “old lady who loves dogs”.  As a decorated member of the Sheriff’s Posse for over 15 years, she was repeatedly called upon to control situations where a show of force was necessary (and not just with guns… she even rode her Posse Horse into a bar to break up an altercation).  You don’t want to mess with Renae!  She now chooses to maintain a “deadly force” contained in smaller packages, but no less powerful, in the form of Belgian Malinois.  Known for their high flying bites and “hardest hitting” grips in protection dog competitions, Renae has also successfully titled them in French Ring Sport, AKC Obedience, SDA Tracking, UKC Dog Sport, Agility, Dock Jumping, Lure Coursing and Nosework.

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE:  Paul Hebeler is our resident “Mr. Wizard”, designing and constructing any and all equipment imaginable for our many dog club events.  Although involved in the club activities back in the late 1980’s when his wife Deb was showing their German Shepherd “Remo” in AKC Obedience, Tracking, Schutzhund and French Ring Sport, Paul personally became involved in training with his own German Shepherds in 2001.  
Paul has successfully titled his dogs in French Ring Sport, AKC Obedience, K9 Pro Sports and in UKC Dog Sport, Agility, Rally, Dock Jumping and Nosework.  Paul also excels in personal protection competitions, and has won many trials with his German Shepherds. 

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE:  Kelly Reed Lucas has a favorite T-shirt that reads: “I was normal three dogs ago”.  Well, this is pretty spot on for Kelly and her canine household, which consists of a large male German Shepherd, 2 female  Dutch Shepherds and the apple of her eye, a Parson Russell Terrier (or the bane of her existence… it depends upon what day it is).  Kelly enjoys numerous performance venues with her dogs and has titled in UKC Agility, Dock Jumping, Rally Obedience, Lure Coursing, Nosework and Terrier Racing, while also competing in protection tournaments with the big dogs.  Kelly and her husband also breed colorful exotic birds, some of which can be heard verbally correcting her Parson Russell Terrier from time to time.  I wonder who those clever mimics learned that from?   
 

 

 
Please note that our organization is first and foremost a protection training club, and the more than 1000 titles earned as listed below do NOT reflect the hundreds of protection tournaments and trials in which our membership has participated and the tens of dozens of placements they have earned in over thirty-five years!  The tournaments our membership have WON include:


Acton Tough Dawg
Dog Sports Open (multiple times)
Fall Brawl (multiple times)
Iron Dog (multiple times)
K9 Pro Sports (multiple times)
K9 Summerslam
Michigan K-9 Challenge (multiple times)
Mid-MI K9 Club Endurance Challenge
Mid-MI Kennels Boot Camp Challenge
Midwest “Street Wise” Civil Protection Dog Tournament (multiple times)
Mr. K9’s Ladies Only Invitational
Sun Dog Series Events (multiple times)
Sun Dog Pro-Am (multiple times)
Tuff Dog PPDA Competition (multiple times)
Windy City K9 Personal Protection Dog Trial

The following is a listing of some of the accomplishments our current members and their dogs have achieved, which serves as proof of the depth and wealth of experience our club has to offer.  

CHERYL CARLSON–PRESIDENT, TRAINING DIRECTOR
BSD-KUMBA HIC
BSD-RIP BTr, FR1, FR2, FR3
BSD-FLASH BTr, FR1, FR2, FR3
BSD-LEAH FO, AOB
DSD-BECKER PTN, UJJCH, UJJ, UAGI, UAGII, URO1, URO2, URO3, UCH
DSD-ALPHA UCH
DSD-ACADIA PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, PTA, AE, 
DSD-REGGIE UCH
DSD-ARROW UUF, UCH, UNJ
DSD-DANGEROUS PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN
DSD-SCANDAL UCH UMJ PTN NC NI NE NV NN PTA AC AI AE AV AN PTS SC
GSD-SPOCK  CH
GSD-KAPITAN CD
GSD-RENIGADE  CD, CDX
GSD-SEBASTIAN CD, UCD, CDX, UCDX, TT, BH, SchH1, SchH2, AD, BTr, FR1, FR2, FR3 (10X), CAMPAGNE 500
GSD-AZTEC UCH
GSD-RAZOR UCH, UGRCH
GSD-LEGACY UCH, UGRCH
GSD-MAJOR  CGC, TDI
GSD-ZODIAK UCH, TT, UAGI, UCD
GSD-GILLETTE UCH
GSD-TIMBER TT, PPD, FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1
GSD-HAZARD TT, FO, AOB, PA, OBPD1, PD1
GSD-SHOOTER UCH
GSD-SPYDER UCH
GSD-FIGO UCH
GSD-ELA FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1
GSD-MILO UCH
GSD-KEVLAR UCH
GSD-BREAKER UCH
GSD-GRIMM PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, UCH
GSD-RUMOR UCH
PRT-ROPER UCH
PRT-CHEETO UCH
PRT-MUSTANG UCH, UGRCH, UAGI
PRT-COLT UCH
PRT-WRANGLER UCH
PRT- HAZARD UCH, UGRCH
PRT-ROTTEN RATI
PRT-WHIP CA, USR, UFR
PRT-WICKED USA, UFA, CA
DEB HEBELER – VICE PRESIDENT, ASSISTANT TRAINING DIRECTOR
GSD - REMO  CD, CDX, SchH1, SchH2, BTr
BSD - RAMSEY  FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1, OBPD1, PD1, UCD, UAGI, UAGII, TT, CGC
BSD - TALON  UNJ, URO1, URO2, URO3, UAG1, FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1, OBPD1, PD1, CSAU, BTr, CGC
BSD - MAKO  PTN, PTA, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, AC, AI, AE, AV, AN, USJ, URO1, UAGI, UAGII, CA, CAX, CSAU, CGC
BSD – STORM UJJCH, UNJ, UAGI, PTN, PTA, PTS, PTM, PTE, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, AC, AI, AE, AV, AN, SC, SI, SV, SE, SN
BSD- TORRENT USJ UUJCH CA PTN NC NI NE NV NN PTA
RENAE LARSEN – TREASURER
BSD-KAELA CGC, TDI, FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1
BSD-HAWK UAGI, CGC, TDI, CSAU, BTr, T1, FO AOB, PA 
BSD-CURRENT UNJ, PTA, NI, NC, PTN, CA 
BSD-PAYTON USJCH, UNJ, PTA, NI, NC, PTN
CAROLE FIELD - SECRETARY
GSD-OLIVER  CD, CDX, UD, TT, TC, TDI
GSD-FALA  CGC, BH, CD, UCD, CDX, UCDX, TT, TC, TDI
GSD-BRITTA  CGC, CD, TT, TC
GSD-RUDY  CGC, BH, CD, CDX, UD, TT, TC, TDI
GSD-NICKY  CGC, BH, BTr, FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1, OBPD1, PD1, PPD, TT, TC, TDI
PRT-KIA

UFR, USR, UFCH, USCH, FO, AOB, PA, OBPD1, CGC, TDI

DSD-ÉPÉE UCH, FO, AOB, PA, UNJ, UJJCH, CGC, TDI
GSD-GREER  CGC, UAGI, URO1, UCH
DSD-SNAP  CGC, BH, CSAU, AN, AV, AE, AC, AI, PTA, NN, NC, NI, NE, NV, PTN, UCD, UAGI, URO1, URO2, URO3, UJJ, UCH, UGRCH
DSD-GEMMA UCH
PRT-SPALDING  CGC, CA, UNJ, CAX, URO1, UAGI, UNJCH, RATI, GNJCH, USA, UFA, PTN
DSD-LaRUE RBIS UCH, URO1, PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, PTA, AC, AE, AI, AV, AN, PTS
PRT-NASTY UNJ, USA, UFA, CA, RATI, UNJCH, RUNN, GNJCH, PTN, NC, PTA
PAUL HEBELER – DIRECTOR AT LARGE
GSD-SCORPIO  FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1, OBPD1, PD1, UCD, PrPD, TT, CGC 
GSD-PALADIN  URO1, URO2, UAGI, FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1, OBPD1, CSAU, BTr, CGC
GSD-CUTTER  UNJ, PTN, PTA, PTS, PTM, PTE, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, AC, AI, AE, AV, AN, SC, SI, SE, SV, SN, MI, ME, MC, MV, MN, EC, EI, EE, EV, EN, UAGI, CGC
GSD-APOLLO  UCH, UNJ, PTN, PTA, PTS, PTM, PTE, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, NHD, AI, AE, AC, AV, AN, SC, SI, SE, SV, SN, MC, MI, ME, MV, MN, EC, EE, EI
KELLY REED LUCAS – DIRECTOR AT LARGE
GSD-KIP UJJCH, NC, PTN, URO2, UNJ, UCH
DSD-CHANEL RBIMBS, RBISS, NGRCH, UCH, GRCH, UAGI, URO1, USJ, USJCH, GSJCH, USF, UUFCH, CA, PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, PTA, AC, AE, AI, AV, AN, PTS, SI 
PRT-GLORY UNJ, UFA, USA, CA, UJJCH
DSD-J'ADORE USJ, USJCH, UCH, PTN, NC
LORI WEBSTER - DECOY
APBT-STERLING TT, UWP, PPD, PrPD
DSD-RUSH NN, NV, NE, NI, NC, PTN, UAGI, URO1, FO, OB1, P1, OB2, P2, OBPD1, PD1, BTr 
DSD-TOUCHE UCH, CGC, FO, OB1, P1, OBPD1, PD1, BTr
DSD-NADA UCH, CGC, UAGI, CSAU, BTr
DSD-CAYENNE BIMBS UCH
DSD-LOTHAR UCH
DSD-PICANTE SN, SV, SE, SI, SC, AN, AV, AE, AI, AC, PTA, NN, NV, NE, NI, NC, PTN, UAGI, UJJ, UJJCH, USF, CA, URO1, URO2
PRT-TAGAN UAGI
PRT-TERRIBLE RATI
PRT-HORRID MBIS(2x), MRBIS(2x), UGCH, UCH, NI, NC, PTN, UGRCH, UNJCH, UFA, UNJ, URO1
DSD-LEDGER UCH
DSD-EKON UMJ, UMJCH, UUF, PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, PTA, AC, AE, AI, AV, AN
DSD-VOULEZ UCH
KURT HEBELER - DECOY
LAB-ZEKE  USJCH, USJ, PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, PTA , AN, AI, AC, AE, AV, PTS, SC, SI, SE, SV, SN, PTM, MC, MI, PTE, EI
DSD-MAFIA  USJ, UUJCH
DSD-MAYHEM  UCH, USJ, PTN, NC, NE, NI, NV, NN, PTA, AC, AI, AV, AE, AN, PTS, SI, SV, SE, SC, SN, PTM, MI, PTE, EI
CHARLIE JOHNSON - DECOY
DSD-LUNA EC, PTE, ME, MC, PTM, SV, SE, SC, PTS, AN, AV, AE, AI, AC, PTA, NN, NV, NE, NI, NC, PTN, URO2, URO3
DSD-MALICE NBOB, BISS, UCH, PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, PTA, AC, AI, AV, AE, AN, PTS, SC, SE, SI, SV, SN, PTM, MC, ME, MI, MV, MN, EI, EV, EC, URO1, UUJ, UUJCH, UUF
DSD - CLIP UCH, PTN, NC
DELANEY JOHNSON - DECOY
DSD - GRIFFIN PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, PTA, AC, AI, AE, AV, AN, PTS, SC, SI, SV, PTM, MC, PTE, URO1, URO2, URO3, UAGI, UCD, USJ, CA
RAT - ARTHUR UCH, URO1, URO2, PTN, NV, NI, NHD, PTA, AC, AI, PTS
 
VICKI DAVIS
GSD-KATO CD, BTr, FR1, FR2
GSD-KOJI CD, BTr, FR1, FR2
DSD-DRAGON CGC, TDI, CSAU, BTr
GLENNA LOGAN
BSD-SHADOW  CH, CGC, CD, CDX, HIC, HCTS, TT, TDI, TDIA
BSD-JANGLES  CH, CGC, CD, CDX, UCD, UCDX, TT, TDI
BSD-WYATT  CGC, CD, CDX, TD, RN, RA, RE, NA, NAP, NAJ, NJP, OA, OAP, OAJ, OJP, AX, AXP, AXJ, AJP, VCD1, VCD2, UCD, UCDX,UHIT, UAG1, UAG2, UACH, UACHX, FO, AOB, WD-C, WDX-C, FMD, HIC, TT, PDT1, PPD
BSD-WILL  CGC, TD, CA, FCT, FO, AOB, PA, P1, OBP1, PD1, OBPD1, WP, WPCH, WPV, WPO, WPCHX, WPS, PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, NHD, PTA, AC, AI, AE, AV, AN, PTS, SC, SI, SE, SV, SN, PTM, ME, MI, MV, MC, MN, PTE, EC, EI, EV, EE, EN, SPOT-ON, BH, BTR, CSAU, HIC, FMD, JMD, TDI, TT, T1, FDC
JACKIE MARSHALL
BSD-COALA FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1, OB2, P2, OB3, P3, OBPD1, PD1, BTr
DSD-LABELLE UCH, UGRCH, FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1, CGC
DSD-LILLY PTN, NC
BSD-KREACHER
PATTE WINKEL
GSD - BELLAH  FO
GSD - LILLI  UCH, FO, AOB, PA, CGC, TDI
GSD - BART  UCH, UCD, FO, AOB, PA, CGC, TDI, TT
GSD – NUGENT UCH, FO, AOB, PA
GSD - AOIFE
DEB RUSSELL
DSD-ÉPÉE UCH, FO, AOB, PA, UNJ, UJJCH, CGC, TDI
PRT-KIA UFR, USR, UFCH, USCH, FO, AOB, PA, OBPD1, CGC, TDI
KRIS FINISON 
CCI-LUNA CGC, UCH, FO, AOB, PA, OB1, P1, PTN, NC, NI, PTA, PTS, PTM, PTE, CGC, TDI
BETSIE JANSON
CBT-KAISER UWPCH, FO, AOB, PA, PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, PTA, PTS, PTM, PTE, CSAU, BTr, WPT2, WPT3, WPCH
CMD-DASHA UCH
KAREN WROBLEWSKI
BC-MUFFYN CDX, CD, CGC
DP- SYDNEY  CD, CGC
LAB- KIKI CDX, CD, CGC
DP-TIMBER  WAC, CGC
BSD- RICO CD, CGC
DSD- VINNIE  EC, PTE, MI, MC, PTM, SN, SV, SE, SC, SI, PTS, AV, AE, AC, AI, PTA, NN, NV, NE, NI, NC, PTN, URO3, URO2, URO1, UAG1, UJJ, CA, UCH, CGC, TDI
DSD- HARRIS  URO1, EN, EV, EE, EI, EC, PTE, MN, MV, ME, MI, MC, PTM, SN, SV, SE, SI, SC, PTS, AN, AV, AE, AI, AC, PTA, NN, NV, NE, NI, NC, PTN, URO1, CA, RATO, RATN
BSD- KUBA  EN, EE, EV, EI, EC, PTE, MN, ME, MV, MC, MI, PTM, SN, SV, SC, SE, SI, PTS, AN, AC, AE, AV, AI, PTA, NN, NI, NV, NE, NC, PTN, RATN
DP- ISA  URO2, URO1, WAC, TDI, CGC
DSD- JOURNEY RBIS UCH
DSD- TREXIE NBOB BISS UCH PTN NC NE
KRISTEN VACCARIELLO
GSD- BLADE  CGC, CSAU, TT, TDI, URO1, PTN, NI, NC, PTA, AI, AC, UNJ, UCH
DSD- DJANGO  UCD, UUJCH, UUFCH, UUF, UWP, UNJ, CA, UAG1, URO1, URO2,  URO3, PTS, PTN, NI, NE, NV, NC, NN, PTA, AI, AC, UCH, CSAU
JEFF PERRYMAN
GSD-IKE ATF SRT K-9
JULIE BURNHAM
GSD-ANUBIS  FO, PA
GSD-SOKAR BH, PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN, PTA, AC, AI, AE, PTS, SC, SI, PTM
GSD-MAHRUKA UCH
JESSICA STITES
NEO-BOSCO  PTN, NC, NI, NE, NV, NN
MAUDE TANK
EB-BUTCH CH, UGRCH, UCH
EB-CHUBBS UCD, CCD, UCDX, CCDX, UAGI
EB-JAKE UCD, CCD, UCDX, CCDX
EB-CHARITY UCH, CCH
EB-QUIGGLEY UWP, UCH, UGRCH, CCH
AS-CHULTZ UCH, UGRCH
AS-ANNIE UCH, UGRCH
ABD-MAX UCH, UGRCH
APBT-ROSE UCH, UGRCH
SH-LOTTIE CH, UCH, UGRCH, UCDX, UAGI, UWP
RAT-ELLIE UCH
RAT-TINKER PTN, PTA, PTS, PTM, PTE, NC, NE, NI, NV, NN, AC, AE, AI, AV, AN, SC, SE, SI, SV, SN, MC, EC, MI
DSD-LACE NBOB BISS MBIS, RBIS, MABIS, UCH, UGRCH, UUF, GSJCH. UAGI, UNJCH, UNJ, EHD, AHD, NHD, EN, EV, EE, EI, EC, PTE, MC, PTM, SN, SV, SE, SI, SC, PTS, AN, AV, AE, AI, AC, PTA, NN, NV, NE, NI, NC, PTN, SPOT-ON
DSD-TROUBLE RBIMBS UNJ, PTE ,PTM, PTS, PTA, NV, NI, NC, PTN, SPOT
DSD-SIR  MBIS, RBIS, UCH, GRCH, USF, USJ, PTN, NE, NV, NC, NE, NN, PTA, AI, AV, AC, AE, AN, PTS, SC, SI, SV, SE, SN, PTM, MC, MI, ME, MV, MN, PTE, EE, EC, EV 
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