VICTORY CANINE CONDITIONING AND TRAINING
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The other side of TEAM VICTORY is our conditioning and training program for our dogs. This part of VICTORY GERMAN SHEPHERDS, is invaluable to to our beloved family members (who also are our top notch ATHLETES) , bringing out the very best in each dog.
As is our personal idealogy, VICTORY provides each of their dogs optimal individual time, and attention. VICTORY without a doubt one of the most dedicated, and knowledgeable handling and conditioning teams in the US, having owned show dogs that many other individuals had little or no success with, or upon whom former owners may have sadly had given up .
Through a unique program, of individual assessment of each dog's physical and mental needs and challenges, TEAM VICTORY brings out the best in every individual. For us here at Victory, it is our PASSION, a challenge
THROUGH OUR LIFELONG LOVE OF THE BREED.
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Because Kathy and Ken keep THEMSELVES in TOP PHYSICAL CONDITION (see pics below), they are able to do the same for their dogs.
KATHY AND KEN BOTH "POWERED" BY CYTOSPORT
Kathy Tank surf running August 2005
At VICTORY, you will NEVER SEE OUR DOGS BEING GAITED for endless boring miles BEHIND GOLF CARTS, SCOOTERS, BICYCLES OR CARS. All conditioning is done ON FOOT, as it should be, to appropriately rate the dog's needs and physical / cardiovascular fitness, and to really be able to "feel" what the dog feels under his feet. Most conditioners are not in shape themselves, and are forced to use vehicles, and drag the dogs behind or beside them. This results in a bored dog, that seldom learns to LOVE being OUT FRONT. This is also a means employed by some to gait multiple dogs at once. Endless boring miles, and a de-motivated dog. At VICTORY, each of our beloved dogs is worked INDIVIDUALLY, only. As a result TEAM VICTORY GETS ATTITUDE AND "SPARKLE" FROM EACH OF ITS CANINE FRIENDS..our dogs love to show, you'd swear they were born for it!!
VICTORY also keeps its dogs groomed to perfection, With VICTORY great attention is given to EVERY detail in health, grooming, physical and mental health and vigor. The Dogs of Victory look like stars, and are maintained in the optimum condition for the task at hand, whether a small event or the Nation's largest, that demands tremendous physical hardness and "GO!".
VICTORY CONDITIONING, LIKE NO OTHER, FOR OUR TWO AND FOUR LEGGED FAMILY
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Creekside at Victory German Shepherds
Another Spectacular Day at Victory
WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD...LOL
A PLACE KEN AND KATHY EUPHEMISTICALLY CALL
THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND TEAM VICTORY KEEPING THEMSELVES IN
IN SHAPE ON A DAILY BASIS. MILES OF DESOLATE FIRE ROADS, COYOTE TRAILS,
ROCKS, SAND, RATTLESNAKES, BIG CATS AND
MONSTER HILLS THAT BECKON.. THIRTY PERCENT GRADE AND HIGHER..
SOME NAMED WITH "COLORFUL METAPHORS" BY KATHY AND KEN,
HEAT AND SOMETIMES RAIN. BUT NEVER, EVER BORING. THIS IS A PLACE FOR THE HARDCORE.
IT IS A PLACE OF TESTING ONE'S METTLE, AND WILL, AND ENDURANCE.
A PLACE WHERE THE ONLY RESCUE MAY COME VIA HELICOPTER....
NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. (AND NO DOGS ARE NOT CONDITIONED HERE, LOL)
PICS BELOW... WELCOME TO HUMAN CONDITIONING...VICTORY STYLE.
ONE OF THE NATIVES...RATTLER, watch your step!
Desolate...are you up to the challenge?
Lake about halfway through an average 5 mile daily run.
Sorry... you can't drink it, even on a 104 degree day. got water?
"Oh *&^% you mean we have to go up THAT to get home?"
1/2 mile long, grades from 15 to 30 percent, OR MORE.
You thought you were tired .... and now this???
WAAAAY off in the distance (white arrow)
You can see the 1/2 way point for an "average
kinder , gentler" daily run. You have just ascended the hill
pictured before, but cannot see the bottom .
The "Park" the Beauty among the Desolation...Spring 2008 (cell phone pics)
So if you are in the area, JOIN Them!!!
TEAM VICTORY is always looking for new
running partners....you game? <vbeg>
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