Welcome to the Liberty Working Dog Club of Upstate NY
Liberty Working Dog Club is a member of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America and duel membership with the German Shepherd Dog Club of America,  The Club is the proud recipient of the 2009 Regional Director’s Award for the New England Region.
The purpose of IGP (formerly Schutzhund or IPO) is to demonstrate the dog’s intelligence and utility. It also measures the dog’s mental stability, endurance, structural efficiency, ability to scent, willingness to work, courage, and trainability. This working dog sport offers an opportunity for dog owners to train their dog and compete with each other for recognition of both the handler’s ability to train and the dog’s ability to perform as required.
Our members are dedicated to promoting and preserving the true working temperament, character and conformation of our working breeds. We come together in camaraderie born of our common interest and enjoyment working with our dogs. We train twice a week, year round as well as host annual seminars and trials. We are a not for profit club and welcome all breeds.


President, Training Director, Apprentice Judge

Dana Von McChesneyhaus, BH Angus Von Weberhaus, SchH VPG 3, IPO 3, SchH2 Regional Champion 2000, High in Trial 3x, High in Protection 3x, SchH3 x8, 3x regional championship competetor Nutz Von den Wald, 3x SchH/VPG3, National Qualifier, High in Trial, High Protection, High Obedience, High SchH3 Domino Van de Duvetorre, Sch/VPG2, High in Trial, High SchH2, High Protection, High Obedience, High Tracking, North American championship competetor 2008. H'Razor von Rokanhaus, TR3, BH, AD, CGC, ITD, FH I x 2, 2x High Tracking SG Force van Gogh, IPO3x3, APR III AD, TDIA, CGCA, TT, KKL, ITD, CD HIgh Tracking, High IPO3 V Agent Steve Vom Feuergarten, AD ITD TKI CGC CGCA CGCU VBN VRN IPO III IGP III x 8, TDIA, TKA, THDN, FH1, KKL High IPO I, High IPO II, High IGP III High in Trial x 2, High Protection x2, High Obedience x2 and 4 time National qualifier USCA Bronze Sports Medal for points with Angus and Gold Sports Medal for points achieved for 2 of her dogs in 2009 SG Dagger Vom Feuergarten, TKN, CGC,CGCA CGCU AD, BH

Kim Nantista

Vice President/ Contact person

Braeside's Oktyabrina, TR1, BH, CGC, TT Braeside's Proteus, BH​ Kato vom Empire Zwinger, BH, CGC, APR1 Ami Vom Barenkopf​, CGC, BH, CGCA Fpr 1, Fpr 2

Kathy Farrell


Hoytt's Angel Over Sedona, BH, CDX, RN, CGC Jack of All Trades, BH, TT, CGC, APR 3 ,High APRx 2, RATI High Ob, High Pro., HIT Otto Rakete Von Watcher EngelA/K/A "Rocket" CGC BH ACT 1 TR1, IGP II,TRII, Enchants Gaia Von Chalmar BH, IGP II x 2, CDX, High IGP II High IGP I , High IGP I, CGC, UPR 3, High tracking, High Obedience Barnaby Du Caruso (Bruce)

Jodi Riano


Santo von Kuehnhaus BH TR1 TR2 CD Ach Nein Jake vom Hausdaka BH CGC ​Heilo Vom Evolution (Hawke) BH, CGC, CGCA CGCU TKN IGP I Fpr II, Upr II, Fpr III

Caitlin Tilley

Member at Large

SG Giannella Vom Amwolf (Zillah) BH BT CGCA CGCU Fpr 1 IGP 1 Yenzo vom Benza Haus CGC BH Fpr 1, Fpr 2

Jimmy Rumfelt


Erich Paquette


Heather Gelinas

Christopher Meza

Jennifer Hoit

Kelly Bromley

Andre Cobb

Deb Perks

Susan Martin

Gage Peabody

Lisa Morgan

Fall Trial USCA

One day trial with USCA Arthur Collins All IGP titles offered

  • Date: 9/30/2023 12:00 AM
  • Location: 18 Fogarty Rd, Troy, NY, USA (Map)

Past Events

The New England Regional 2023 Championship 07 Sep 2023To Be Announced
Spring Trial German Shepherd dog club of America 29 Apr 202318 Fogarty Rd, Troy, NY, USA
The New England Regional Track layer seminar 15 Apr 202318 Fogarty Rd, Troy, NY, USA

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  • 18 Fogarty Road, Troy, New York, United States