RETTUNGS-HAUS SHEPHERDS, INC. 
Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc. is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based German Shepherd Breed Specific Rescue, located in Kenosha, WI.  We rescue, rehabilitate, and find placement for German Shepherds. 
                     RETTUNGS-HAUS SEARCH & RESCUE
Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc. is an Independent Ground Search & Rescue Unit, based in Kenosha, WI.  A dedicated group of professional volunteers, and support personnel with K9 resources trained in HRD (Human Remains Detection) and Trailing.
We Back the Blue

Training and Rehabilitation  


Our mission at Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc., is to help you overcome the challenges of teaching your dog skills and boundaries, enabling you to create a bond and a powerful connection that will last a lifetime.  

The training you give to your dog is a lifetime commitment that does not end after your sessions conclude, and must be incorporated in your daily activities. 

If you are thinking about surrendering your dog, we urge you to please consider rehabilitation through training and our support network.  If you choose to put your best effort into the greatest companion you will ever have, we promise to give you our best as well.                 


    "Confidence is Built, not Broke"

                - Founder, Rettungs-Haus Shepherds -

Classes Held At:

The Haus 

6833-24th Avenue, Kenosha WI 53143

NOTICE:  Class registration is due by the 20th of each month prior to the session start date.  If arrangements need to be made, please email rettungshaus@yahoo.com  Monies received benefits the mission of Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc. supporting our mentoring programs thru our volunteers, enabling us to reduce the shelter population through canine education and support.

Thank you!

The Goal

Our classes will instruct you on how to teach your dog to act properly in public through obedience, distractions, and the ability to predict your dog’s behavior in any situation. 

Our method is based on the principles of positive reinforcement, with praise, not treats. Our ultimate objective is to help you obtain the behavior you desire with your dog wearing a flat buckle collar.  

If your dog is difficult to handle on a flat buckle collar, we will assist you in fitting your dog with a Quick Release Pinch Collar.  We will guide you to find the right length and size for your dog.  We require a 6-foot leather leash for all puppy classes.

Required Vaccinations for dogs 4 Months and up

**Puppies 10 - 16 Weeks need to have at least 2 of their Distemper/Parvo Vaccines completed**

- Rabies

- DHLPP (Distemper/Hepatitis/Leptospirosis/Parvovirus/Parainfluenza) 


- Heartworm Preventative

- Flea and Tick Control

- Annual Fecal Required

- Please make sure your dogs nails are well manicured or dremeled at all times. 


Class Descriptions

Level 1

In order for you to understand our method, all new clients must first complete Level 1 regardless of your dog's temperament. This course guides you through the basics in order to form a solid training foundation.  It provides us an opportunity to evaluate your dog's behavior and obedience level. This is also the best time to discuss your goals for class with us and any concerns or behavioral issues you would like to overcome. 

Level 2

Level 2, we start working on flat collars with the goal of achieving your Canine Good Citizen Certification (CGC).  Towards the end of this course, if we feel you and your dog are ready, the test will be available to you.  We will work on problem areas and solidify each dog's basic obedience in preparation for Level 3, off-leash. 

Level 3

Level 3 is our Intermediate Class and will begin your off-leash.  We continue to reinforce basics and add agility.

Level 4

Level 4 is our Advanced Off-Leash Class. Each dog's confidence and skills are continuously built, reinforced, and challenged.

Private Consultation 

By Appointment Only; For more information, please contact us at rettungshaus@yahoo.com

Please note:  We prefer that you and your dog be successful, therefore, completion of a six-week course does not guarantee that you will automatically be advanced to the next level.  You and your dog may need to spend more time focusing on overcoming certain problem areas before they are ready to advance.

Classes Meet Once a Week For One Hour For Six Weeks

Please email rettungshaus@yahoo.com for more information 


New Clients  $160

Returning Clients  $140 
Private Sessions 

1 - 30 Minute Private Session: $45

1 - 60 Minute Private Session: $90

1 - 90 Minute Private Session: $135

1 - 120 Minute Private Session: $180

We offer discounted rates for:
- Rescues  (please provide Rescue documentation.)
- Retirees
- Disabled
- Military/Veterans
- Law Enforcement/First Responders
- Students & Teachers