Head Trainer | Director of Breeding
“Rick” as he is known to friends, opened his first training kennel for dogs of all breeds. in 1975 and quickly began importing dogs from Germany primarily for police work and sport. Within two years the business was importing more than 20 dogs per month from Germany and working with Police Departments from New York to California as well as sport enthusiasts. These were the early formative years of both Police dogs and the German Sport of Schutzhund now known as IPO in the USA.
Titling his first Schutzhund dog in 1976 and competing in his first Schutzhund III National Championship in 1978. He has been active since that time titling multiple dogs to Schutzhund and AKC titles, competing in several Regional, National and International events.
He has qualified for Four WUSV/WUSV Universal World Teams as well 4 times scoring 100-point performances in IPO III tracking; once at the RSV2000 WM World Championship and at The GSDCA National Championship with various “V” performances overall and in all IPO III categories.
He is proud to have accomplished:
5th place in the 2014 WUSV World Universal IPG3 Sieger Championship in Slovakia
19th place in the 2016 RSV2000 World Championship with 100 in Tracking
NASA Vice-National SchH III Champion
2 x’s GSDCA Vice National IPO III Champion
4th place GSDCA-WDA National Championship
GSDCA-WDA IPO 1 National Champion
SE Regional IPO II Champion
3rd place SE Regional IPO III Champion
Mid-East Regional IPO III Championship Highest scoring dog in trial
USCA WUSV qualification participant.
WUSV World IPO3 Competition team member
Rick is the only handler/trainer ever to win both the Universal Sieger and Universal Siegeren IPG3 titles at the GSDCA National Universal Sieger Championship on the same day (male and female)
He has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to own, handle and/or train many wonderful dogs including:
Etzel vom Amselof Hof SchH III Korung – 1980 German Rottweiler Bundesseiger Champion and USA National Schutzhund III Competitor
Silge vom Busecker Schloss SchH III – Sister to the Bundesseiger Sagus vom Busecker Schloss
Cherry von der Eisqelle Schutzhund III KKl1a – Seven Country European Schutzhund III Champion and USA National Competitor
Urs vom Elbachtal SchH III KKl1a – WUSV and German Bundessieger Competitor and USCA National Schutzhund III competitor
Alf vom Julioeck SchH III KKl1a – German BundesSeiger Competitor and USA National Schutzhund III Competitor
Nikko von der Ruine Engelhaus IPOIII – 1977 USCA GSD National SchH III Champion
In the last 10 years Rick has trained and handled various dogs for titles and/or titled multiple different Schutzhund dogs including:
Cora vom V Rio Negro IPO III KKl-1a;
R-Alf Ot Vitosha vom Haus Schair IPO II;
Pan vom Ruhbachtal IPO II;
SG-1 Anna Von der Seilschaft IPOIII-KKl1a–2011 National IPO III Championship and WDA Universal Sieger Qualifier scoring 292 in IPO I and 286 in IPO III
Franta “Frank” Anrebri IPO III KKl-1a – National IPO I Champion, SE Regional IPO II Champion, multiple times IPO III, National IPO III Championship Qualifier, 292 points in IPO III
V 10 -Ayk vom Horrenwinkel IPO3 KKl1a – 2014 WUSV Qualifier 2014, LGA competitor, 1st Place 2015 GSDCA International Sieger Champion, 2015 Vice-National IPO III Champion and 2015 WUSV Combined Qualifier.
SG-1 Gypsy vom Rosenschlag IPO III KKl1a – 2014 WUSV Universal Siegeren in Slovakia 5th place, 2015 GSDCA Universal Siegeren 1st Place, 2015 WUSV Universal Sieger Championship Qualifier Italy, 2015 WUSV Combined Qualifier 7th place, 2015 WUSV World Team Qualifier (alternate), 2016 GSDCA Vice National IPO III Champion, 19th place at the RSV2000 WM World Championship with 100 in tracking.
SG-Paul vom Ketscher Wald IPO III Kkla – Landesgruppen Sieger 2x’s, 2016 RSV 5th place World Championship, 2016 Mid East Regional Highest Scoring IPO III Dog in Trial, 3rd Place 2018 South East Regional IPO III Championship.
Ike vom Haus Schair IPG3 Kkla – A Gipsy son and successful competition dog in Germany. Ike has proven himself in High Level Competitions in Germany with High Scores in all three evens with 98 and 99 in Protection! Now standing at Stud in our kennel.
Ego z Danaru IPO 3 –– High in trial, tracking, obedience and protection in IPO 1 with 99-93-96=289 V
Franta “Frank” Vom Anrebri IPO3 Kkla IPO1 National Champion, High scoring in many events.
Rick is currently successfully competing with his new dog
Irak vom Scwarzen Bar IPG3, FH, FH2, IPG FH2.
Irak has successfully competed in the German BundesSieger Championship and many tacking events.
He is the Vice Sieger in LG13 in IFH2.
He has been High in Trial in the USA as well.
He is a member of DVG, GSDCA, USCA and RSV2000 and trains with a small group of individuals for continued success as well as directing all training at Atlanta Professional Dog Services.
Hannah Madison Brown
Trainer | Kennel Manager | Puppy Supervisor
Although still very much “the kid” of our family, Hannah has quickly impressed our staff with her dedication, energy, knowledge, and the trainability that she has exhibited.
She is also a very active member in the horse community. She started as a trail guide as well as a carriage driver at a large scale western themed farm. Since then having worked at numerous farms surrounded by grand prix dressage horses, retired ponies and horses with special care needs. She is currently competing in the sport of eventing which is viewed in similarity with the sport of IGP of the dog world.
Hannah’s canine career began at a board/train facility that focused on household/pet dog training where she learned basic commands, and discovered a great ability to read dogs with a great understanding of canine behavior.
She then learned about the sport and art of IGP and had her mind set onto her next venture!
After coming to Atlanta Professional Dog Training and while under the direct tutelage of Rick Schair she has quickly progressed and become an important part of our Training Program.
Hannah is excelling in obedience both for puppies and for sport dogs having committed herself to learning the technicality of dog training in every aspect from tracking to protection. She has the great pleasure of training numerous dogs of many breeds and cannot wait to continue building, learning, training, and producing great dogs!
Though she enjoys sending well trained dogs home to nice families, sport and advanced training for dogs calls for a much more complex, deeper training regimen in which Hannah revels to be a part of.
Keep your eyes on her to be an upcoming star!
Recently competing with Que Vom Haus Schair and received her first IPO BH title; they will continue training and soon be prepared for their IGP1. Also training with her own German Shepherd “Axel”, preparing him for his BH as well as IGP titles.
As an active participant in the “vom Haus Schair” breeding program Hannah is learning firsthand about as caring for breed dogs and puppies from birth
Dana Jill Benbow
Trainer-Kennel Master-Breed and Puppy Supervisor
Jill is the backbone behind the operation… without her endless energy and devotion to the animals and their care nothing here would get done!
She has an innate ability to read dogs of any breed, to handle aggressive dogs along with a great understanding of canine behavior and training techniques. Her understanding of dog nutrition, medications and conditioning has proven invaluable.
She is an experienced kennel operator who has been a shift leader for boarding and training kennels housing as many as 300 dogs at a time. She was responsible for the implementation and development of a format of coded collars for sex, aggressive dogs and medications.
Her varied experience encompasses all breed obedience and IPO Training.
She is a former director of training for the Greyhound Program at the Men’s Correctional Facility in Nashville, Tennessee. The program was aimed at the rehabilitation of inmates through interaction and training instruction of the dogs to instill a feeling of self-worth while developing empathy for other living things. The program also provided occupational training for the inmate dog trainers as a future dog trainer providing an addition job opportunity.
Commendably, the program aided in the placement of hundreds of former track dogs.