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November USCA Member Spotlight

This article originally appeared in the November issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

Meet Jason Wiggins of Burlington, KY and the Wildcat Schutzhund Club

Kinetic Co-Owner, Dave Dourson, had the chance to sit down with USCA Member, Jason Wiggins, to talk about the USCA, the sport of Schutzhund and how he sees Kinetic Performance Dog Food working with his dogs.

 

Dave: So Jason, how did you get into dog training?

Jason: I started out when I was 10 training Great Pyrenees for AKC Obedience competitions. I met someone who was training Schutzhund when I was 14 and got my first dog to get started in Schutzhund. I caught the bug then and have been with it ever since. It’s just my passion and what I love to do. I was fortunate enough to have some great mentoring and have been able to evolve over the years. What training was 10 or 15 years ago is different from a lot of what we’re doing today. The standards haven’t really changed that much but the training methods have definitely evolved over the years.

Jason Wiggins USCA

 

Dave: One of the things we love about the sport is that so many women are involved. What do you see in your local club and to what do you attribute for the high female participation?

Jason: I can’t really say what the numbers are nationally but the ratio in our local club is about 50/50. The sport is really dependent on putting in the work and building that trust with your dog so we encourage anyone who wants to come out and train and be part of the sport.

 

Dave: Are there a lot of ex-police and military people involved in the sport or is the membership primary civilian?

Jason: There seem to be quite a few former Law Enforcement members involved in the sport. A lot of them, when they retire, they still love being around dogs and actively training so Schutzhund is a great way to stay involved.

 

Dave: So tell me a little bit about the Wildcat Schutzhund Club.

Jason: We’re a smaller but very active club. We only put on about one event every other year but we actively compete throughout the year. Pretty much everyone in our club has competed at the national level or higher. Most of us are really drawn to the competition but there are a number that do it to develop active protection dogs as well.

 

Dave: So your dogs are very active and under a fair amount of stress. I know you initially followed us for a while before trying Kinetic. What convinced you to try Kinetic and what have you seen since switching from your previous dog food?

Jason: I’ve been on Kinetic for a little over a year now. I initially made the switch because I couldn’t find one food which worked consistently. I was always feeding good foods but I just couldn’t seem to find one that worked across all my dogs. What I’ve found with Kinetic is all of my dogs seem to do well with it. I also like the fact that, with your various formulas, I can easily cycle between one formula and another depending on how heavy I’m training or competing and I don’t have any transition issues. A lot of our club members on now feeding Kinetic and seeing really positive results.

 

We want to thank Jason for taking the time to talk to us and for sharing his feedback on Kinetic. If you’re an active USCA member and have a story to share on how Kinetic is working in your training program, you can reach Dave at dave@kineticdogfood.com and tell him your story.

Kinetic Dog Food becomes United Schutzhund Clubs of America National Sponsor

National Sponsorship to support USCA dedication to protecting and preserving the German Shepherd Dog’s working heritage.

3-Amigos Nutrition Group, LLC, the makers of Kinetic Performance Dog Food, today announced a new sponsorship agreement with the United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA). Effective immediately, Kinetic, a line of premium foods specifically formulated for active, working and sporting dogs, becomes a National Sponsor and the Official Dog Food Sponsor of the USCA.

United Schutzhund Clubs of America Logo“As the premier national organization dedicated to preserving the German Shepherd Dog’s working heritage, we’re always looking for ways to grow support for our mission,” said USCA President, Jim Alloway. “We see Kinetic as a brand that can meet the high demands we place on our dogs and 3-Amigos as a company that shares our love for working dog breeds and competition.”

“We’ve been working with a number of USCA clubs and members for a while and we see the USCA as a perfect fit with our company emphasis on working and sporting dogs,” added Dave Dourson, Co-Owner of 3-Amigos. “They’re a high quality organization that’s been around for a very long time and our products definitely work well with dogs that have the drive and activity requirements we’re seeing with USCA members.”

About United Schutzhund Clubs of America

Established in 1975, the United Schutzhund Clubs of America is a proud member club of the World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs (WUSV) and the American Working Dog Federation (AWDF). As an organization, the USCA is dedicated to protecting and preserving the German Shepherd Dog’s working heritage by hosting conformation shows, breed surveys and Schutzhund trials. These events are structured to maintain and ensure the enduring quality and versatility of the German Shepherd Dog breed. For more information about the United Schutzhund Clubs of America, visit their website at www.germanshepherddog.com.

 

If you’d like to see the official press release, you can view it at Online PR News.

Kinetic Dog Food becomes Quail and Upland Game Alliance Sponsor

If you’d like to see the official press release, you can view it at Online PR News.

National Sponsorship to support QUGA mission of upland habitat conservation

Cincinnati, OH – 3-Amigos Nutrition Group, LLC, the makers of the Kinetic Performance Dog Food line, today announced a new sponsorship agreement with the Quail and Upland Game Alliance (QUGA). Effective immediately, Kinetic, a line of premium foods for active, working and sporting dogs, becomes a National Sponsor and the Official Dog Food of the QUGA.

QUGA Press Release“The QUGA is the fastest growing outdoor organization and is quickly being recognized for the quality of benefit to the outdoors,” said Jerry Johnson, QUGA Wildlife Management Director. “We believe in enlisting partners who can help us grow and support our mission and we view the people at Kinetic as the kind of partners who will stay committed to the outdoors.”

“We’ve had the opportunity to work, hunt and socialize with a number of the people at the QUGA and couldn’t be happier with the partnership,” added John Howard, Managing Principal for 3-Amigos. “They’re a great organization and their focus on habitat conservation, youth programs and upland hunting align perfectly with both our personal and company goals.”

A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the Quail and Upland Game Alliance was formed on February 24th, 2013 to promote the establishment, restoration and maintenance of quail and upland game habitat. With the help of members, landowners and government grants, the QUGA makes full use of manpower, funds, materials, equipment and natural resources for optimal results. For more information about the Quail and Upland Game Alliance, visit their website at www.quga.org.

About Kinetic Performance Dog Food

Kinetic performance dog food products feature a full line of performance dog foods specifically developed to meet the dietary requirements of highly active working, sporting and competition dogs. Made without corn, wheat or soy, each of the four Kinetic formulas is created to meet the elevated requirements of extremely active dogs for energy, endurance, recovery and digestive health. In addition, all products in the Kinetic line are made with a common ingredient profile to enable stress-free transitions from one formula to another during periods requiring higher or lower caloric intake. To learn more about Kinetic, visit their website at www.kineticdogfood.com.

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Setter Tales TV Episode 5

Wade and the team head to North Central Iowa where Kinetic and Aiming for a Cure are featured in Episode 5 of Sweet Point’s Setter Tales TV.
 

Outdoor News and Kinetic Performance Dog Food Partner for the 2016 Huntin' Buddy Photo Contest

The original version of this Press Release can be found on the Outdoor Wire from June 23, 2016.

(Plymouth, MN) — Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake States, together with Kinetic Performance Dog Food, invite people to submit photos for the annual Huntin’ Buddy Photo Contest.

Outdoor News LogoThe annual promotion by Outdoor News encourages bird dog enthusiasts in Minnesota to submit a photo of their hunting dog for a chance to win a year’s supply of Kinetic Performance Dog Food, and a custom painting of their canine companion by Outdoor News artist, Ron Nelson. The winning photo will appear on the cover of the August 12th edition of Minnesota Outdoor News, and at Game Fair, which kicks off August 12th in Anoka, Minn.

Game Fair is an outdoors gathering that brings families together with hunting dog events, shotgunning, archery and outdoor seminars, and the Outdoor News Huntin’ Buddy contest celebrates that pure bond between a hunter and their dog. This is the third year that Kinetic has partnered with Outdoor News in promoting the annual photo contest. Entries will be accepted through July 29. For more information, visit the contest website.

About Kinetic® Performance Dog Food:

Kinetic performance dog food features a full line of performance foods specifically developed to meet the dietary requirements of highly active working, sporting and competition dogs. Made without corn, wheat or soy, each of the four Kinetic formulas are created to meet the elevated requirements of extremely active dogs for energy, endurance, recovery and digestive health. In addition, all products in the Kinetic line are made with a common ingredient profile to enable stress-free transitions from one formula to another during periods requiring higher or lower caloric intake. For more information on Kinetic or to find the nearest store, visit kineticdogfood.com.

About Outdoor News Inc:

Outdoor News Inc provides in-depth coverage of hunting and shooting sports, fishing, archery, conservation and outdoor activities including analysis of state and national outdoor agencies, local lake maps and fishing reports, expert tips and relevant gear profiles. Robert A. Drieslein is the president of the privately held company established in 1968. Outdoor News Inc. publishes newspapers in Minnesota 52 times a year and in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York 26 times a year. For more information about Outdoor News, Inc, visit www.outdoornews.com or call (800) 535-5191.

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