Arkansas PSA Club Sport, Working, and Protection 2018-07-28T20:05:43+00:00

Arkansas PSA Club – Top Dog K9

Top Dog K9 – Sport, Working, and Protection Dog Training Club is proud to be an official Arkansas PSA Club.

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Top Dog K9 – Sport, Working, & Protection Dog Club

Clay’s Top Dog is proud to announce the establishment of “Top Dog K9 – Sport, Working, & Protection Dog Club.”  As of March 23rd, 2017,  Top Dog K9 became the 4th Official Affiliated Arkansas PSA Club in the State.  For more information about the exciting Sport of PSA please visit www.psak9.org.

We specialize in helping owners tap into the potential inside their dogs to get the best results possible.   Members attend trainings and concentrate on learning PSA training, IPO/Schutzhund, Police Service Dog Training, and Personal Protection Training.  Because we do not believe in the “cookie cutter” method of training all dogs are given what they need most to be successful.  Each dog is different and has different drives, desires, and needs. Because of this fact we look at the dog in front of us and plan the training with the goal of progressing the dog and making it better than the previous session.

Our trainers take the time to explain concepts to the owner/handler during training.  As a result we believe that the understanding of “why” something is being done promotes great teamwork between owner, dog, trainer, and decoy.  Most of all we strive to accomplish the owners goals using as little conflict as possible to create dogs that are problem solvers and not afraid to train.

Dog Training Club Schedule

Training currently takes place once a week on Sundays.  Members select one of two monthly training plans currently available.  Training fees cover, trainer and decoy compensations,  equipment upgrades, advertising fees, and other club related costs such as sponsored events.

If you are looking for an Arkansas PSA Club we invite you to come and visit our training to see if our club is right for you.  To learn more about concepts and drives in training there is a blog post HERE.  To apply for membership contact Clay Smith via email or telephone 501-450-0810

Personal Protection Dog – National Certifications

We are please to offer Personal Protection Dog Certifications through a National K9 Certifying Organization.   Certifications are valid for one year from the date the test is passed.  For more information about the testing process contact Clay Smith.

Personal Protection Dog Liability Insurance and Sport Dog Liability Insurance Policies

Club members are eligible for liability insurance policies through our contacts in the insurance industry.   Limits start at $50,000 per person / $50,000 aggregate. $550 – $750 yearly depending on breed and where the insured is located.  Some discounts are applied for certified or titled dogs.  Specifics to be provided by our underwriter.

Top Dog K9 Club – Professional Trainers

Clay Smith
Clay Smith
Owner / Trainer / Handler / Decoy / Helper

In Feb of 2017 Clay became the first PSA Certified Decoy in the State of Arkansas. He has also been certified as a helper through the DVG.
Is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor.
A National K9 Certifying Official.
A State of Arkansas Certifying Official.

Rick Shumate
Rick Shumate
Trainer / Handler / Decoy

Rick is a certified Police K9 Trainer, a Law Enforcement Professional Instructor, and has attended several K9 Schools and Decoy Camps. He has a background in police and protection apprehension training and problem solving.

Training Locations

Training and Trial Field “Field 1”

93 Park Rd, Bigelow, AR 72016
Phone: 501-450-0810

Training Field “Field 2”

20 Kinley Drive, Conway, AR  72032
Phone: 501-450-0810

Training Field “Field 3”

Curtis Walker Park, Conway, AR  72032
Phone: 501-450-0810

Social Media Club Links

Visit the Top Dog K9 Training Arkansas PSA Club Facebook Page

Top Dog K9 Arkansas PSA Club Members Private Facebook Discussion and Training Group Page

Top Dog K9 Member Achievements – PSA I

Max
Max
PSA I
1st Place Level 1
Jerry Bradshaw and Rocky Memorial – High in Trial Award
1st Place Obedience
1st Place Protection
Decoy Choice Top Dog Award
Sept – 2017
Conway – AR

Overall “Top Dog”
Little Rock Air Force Base Hard Dog – Fast Dog Competition
May-2017

PSA PDC
March-2017
LIttle Rock – AR

2nd Place
Professional Division – Real World Working Dog Competition
May-2016

AKC CGC
Dec-2016

Owner / Hander: Tracy Davis
Trainer: Clay Smith

Daryl Dixon
Daryl Dixon
PSA I
1st Place Level 1
May – 2018
Magnolia – Texas

PSA PDC (Handled by Jeffrey Lasley)
April – 2018
Heath – Ohio

Owner / Hander / Trainer: Clay Smith

Top Dog K9 Member Achievements – PSA PDC

Rocky
Rocky
PSA PDC
Nov-2016

Owner: Michael Roach
Handled by: Michael Roach
Trainer: Clay Smith – Top Dog K9

Speedy
Speedy
PSA PDC
Nov-2016

AKC CGC
Dec-2016

Owner: Michael Roach
Handled by: Laszlo Matyas – K9 Nation Dog Training
Trained by: Clay Smith – Top Dog K9

Kahn
Kahn
PSA PDC
March-2017

3rd Place
Professional Division – Real World Working Dog Competition
May-2016

Owner/Trainer/Handler: Art Shaw

Grace
Grace
PSA PDC
May-2017

2nd Place-Obedience
Little Rock Air Force Base Hard Dog – Fast Dog Competition
May 2017

AKC CGC
May-2017

Owner: Mark Clem
Handler/Trainer: Clay Smith

Tracker
Tracker
PSA PDC
Sept-2017
Moccasin Creek's Abie
Moccasin Creek's Abie
PSA PDC
Sept-2017

Riley
Riley
AKC CGC May2017

PSA PDC
July 2018

Owner: Daren and Melanie Bolen
Handled by Melanie Bolen

Ironhorses Count Fur Fur
Ironhorses Count Fur Fur
AKC CGC May 2017

PSA PDC
July 2018

Owner/Handler: Mary Swope

Top Dog K9 Member Achievements – AKC C.G.C.

Gus
Gus
AKC CGC May-2017

Owner: Mekisha Childers

Jake
Jake
AKC CGC May2017

Owner: Jeffrey Lasley

Shiva the Destroyer
Shiva the Destroyer
AKC CGC May2017

Owner: Mary Swope

Top Dog K9 Training Club Members

Clay Smith
Clay Smith
Owner / Director / Trainer / Decoy
Rick Shumate
Rick Shumate
Trainer / Decoy / Founding Member
Tracy Davis
Tracy Davis
Founding Member

K9-Max

Jeffrey Lasley
Jeffrey Lasley
Founding Member

K9-Jake
K9-Delta

Mark Clem
Mark Clem
Founding Member

K9- Sarge
K9-Grace Van Shoptaw Huis
BRN 27270

Jacob Goodwin
Jacob Goodwin
Founding Member

K9-Ronin Van Shoptaw Huis

Daren Bolen
Daren Bolen
Founding Member

K9-Riley

Melanie Bolen
Melanie Bolen
Founding Member

K9-Riley

Mekisha Childers
Mekisha Childers
Founding Member

K9-Gus

Mary Swope
Mary Swope
Founding Member

K9-FurFur
K9-Shiva

John Wilson
John Wilson
Founding Member

K9-Echo

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