John Horan with Ronny Van Den Berghe
5x WUSV World Champion
2011 USA FCI World Championship Team
with Cholo del Valle de la Luna
Handler Owner Trained
11/04/2011 USCA German Shepherd Nationals 95-91-93
9/16/2011 New England Regional Championship 92-96-92
9/08/2011 FCI-WM-IPO World Championship, Rheine,
Germany USA Team Member
6/04/2011 WUSV World Qualifier Verona KY, 99 point tracking, World Team member
5/13/2011 Working Dog Championship Davernport, Iowa
96-90-95 4th Place Qualify for WUSV World Championship Qualifier
11/05/2010 USA Nationals, Reno, NV 100 point tracking.
08/28/2010 Southern New Hampshire Working Dog
Club Trial, High Schutzhund 3, High in Trial 98 tracking
4/22/2010 Working Dog Championship, 96 tracking
10/31/2009 O.G. Boston Fall Trial, High Tracking 96,
High Schutzhund 3
10/24/2009 Outkast Schutzhund Club Fall Trial, High in Tracking 97 points, High Schutzhund 2
11/23/2008 Rottweiler Club of Ct Fall Trial, 99-93-88
High Schutzhund 1
2011 FCI World Team, Rheine, Germany
John Horan with Alex Elibra
This is John's up and coming competition dog Alex. Watch their progress as we post new photos and videos on the "photos and videos" page as well as facebook.
with Quai Vom Osterfeld
The 2012 New England Regional Champion!
9/23/2012 New England Regional Champion 91-92-93
6/02/2012 Inner City Working Dog Club Trial, High Obedience, High Tracking, High Protection, High IPO 3,
High in Trial
04/12/2012 OG Bad Wildungen Sch. Club, Germany, High IPO 3, High Obedience, High in Trial
11/04/2011 USCA German Shepherd Nationals 82-90-94
09/16/2011 New England Regional Championship High Obedience 96, High Protection 96, 278pts (fourth place)
06/04/2011 Inner City Spring Trial High Obedience 96 , High Protection 96 278pts.
10/02/2010 Inner City Fall Trial, Wrentham, MA High Sch 1, 275pts.
"The training I have received while working with John Horan has been
exceptional. His personal successes on the Schutzhund field are well
documented. He is intuitively able to understand a dog, and what training
method would be right for that particular dog, to make it the best it can be.
He is very dedicated to the sport and will do whatever is necessary to make
a dog handler team successful. Under John’s coaching, I have been able to
compete at the highest level, which at one time was only a dream. I have
competed in Germany and other high-level trials in the United States.
I received my present dog, Quai, at 33-months-old with no titles. Within only 33 months—and with John’s coaching—Quai has gone from his first BH title to nine times Schutzhund /IPO 3 and current 2012 New England Regionals Champion. I am entirely grateful for John’s friendship, mentoring and contribution to the sport."
Gunner Red Dog (Doberman)
09/2012 United Doberman Club Nationals, Kentucky 4th place
6/08/2012 IPO 3 to become the 9th Doberman in US history to be both IPO 3 and an AKC show champion
10/22/2011 Inner City Schutzhund Trial Schutzhund 2,
10/02/2011 Inner City Schutzhund 1
"I started training my Doberman, Gunnar, in the sport of
Schutzhund about 3 years ago. I was discouraged by others in the
training group and told, "he probably won't go too far" in the sport.
Luckily—about eighteen months ago—I began training with John Horan. Through his expert knowledge, guidance and patience, Gunnar and I are now proud members of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America, Shutzhund 3 Club. Gunnar is currently one of only nine Doberman Pinschers in the United States to have achieved both AKC Show Champion and USCA Schutzhund 3! (So much for not "going far" in the sport!)
We certainly couldn't have done it without John! Gunnar and I continue to train with him—and I recommend John to all my friends in the Schutzhund community."
Doreen Tierney with
10/22/2011 Inner City Fall Trial Schutzhund 2,
98-73-81 High Tracking, High Scutzhund 2
10/02/2010 Schutzhund 1 90-70-84
Doreen Tierney with
Zadie Von Olympia
"My German Shepherd, Nico, and I have been training with John for the past 6 years. Nico is my first dog and when we began working with John I was a novice in the sport of Schutzhund. Nico is a showline shepherd rather than a working line shepherd. Many trainers thought that would limit his ability to advance further than a BH title. John believed in me and Nico and due to his endless
hours and patience we were able to successfully achieve a Schutzhund 2 title."
Nico had major back surgery in May, but it is still my hope that with John’s continued support and Nico’s recovery, we will be able to continue to compete in Schutzhund. In the meantime, I have a 2-year-old daughter from John’s IPO3 dog Cholo. We are training together with John, and her progress already looks promising—she has many of her fathers traits. She’s already achieved her BH title. With John’s training expertise, we will be able to continue with the rest
of her Schutzhund titles next year!
I am so lucky to have such a supportive and positive trainer to work with me and my dogs!"
Doug Gonzaga with
"I’m so pleased to train with the members of the Inner City Schutzhund Club—and work under the guidance of head trainer, John Horan. Without John’s guidance, Fin and I would not have achieved our BH this past weekend.
John is amazing. It didn’t matter how many questions I asked, how many concerns I had, or how many tracking videos I asked him to review—he always found the time for me, on and off the field.
With John’s continued support, I’m sure 2013 will be another successful year for Fin and me, as well as the club members. Thank you John!"