About Coal Mountain Schutzhund Association

We are a diverse training group with a variety of experience in the sport of Schutzhund. While Schutzhund is a sport originally created with the German Shepherd Dog in mind, many different breeds excel and compete in the sport today. We welcome all working dogs and emphasize that sound temperament and good working drives are the tools necessary to train and compete in Schutzhund.

"It's all about your relationship with your dog"

photo by Gwen Oliver

At CMSA we emphasize the fact that Schutzhund is a three phase sport, involving tracking, obedience, and protection. We expect all our members to actively pursue progress in each of the three phases. We encourage our members to track as a club at least once a month and do both obedience and protection at our bi-weekly training sesssions.

Schutzhund is our hobby. We participate in this demanding sport because we love it! We have a family-like atmosphere and encourage constructive criticism and sincere praise both on and off the field. We pride ourselves in having good communication and problem solving skills and work as a team in helping each other progress.

Host CMSA members with Judges at the 2017 Southeast Regional IPO Championships

Joye and Tammie at training

2007 Helpers Seminar w/ Cumberland Valley Schutzhund and Police Club

Board Members:

Dennis VanderLinde

Vice President:
Charity Wilson

Troy Rieman

Lisa Williams

Sergeant at Arms:
Gary McGillivary

Contact us at info@coalmtn.com


Dennis Vanderlinde

Gary McGillivary

Important Documents and Forms
click below for the following documents


Membership Application


Rules and Regulations


Constitution and Bylaws


Liability Waiver


Trial Entry Form