We are switching things up for the May Training Day! The schedule is being adjusted slightly to accommodate more individual training for handlers preparing for the Spring RMC NAVHDA Test Weekend. Register here.
6:30-7:00 Sign In
Bird Purchases for Utility Handlers, Set Up Training Equipment for Utility Dogs
7:00-10:00 Utility Field Work (Back Field)
After the first two groups, we will split the Utility handlers. Half of the handlers will continue working Utility Field work while the other handlers return to the Upper Fields to work with the Natural Ability Handlers.
When all Utility Field Groups have finished working, Utility handlers can head over to the Duck Search water to work on training for that component with Live ducks. Handlers would need to help set up for the Group Retrieving Drill at 11 am
8:30-10:00 Natural Ability Clinic
We will work the Natural Ability dogs as one large group working on each of the different segments (Field, Obedience, Table, Track, Water) and continue the progressions in preparation for the May Natural Ability Tests
10:00-11:30 First Year Utility Clinic
We will continue to expand on the drills that were outlined in April. Advanced heeling, steadiness foundation in the presence of birds, duck chases in water, improve recall and retrieve to hand.
11:00-11:30 Youth Handlers
We are going to have a new drill challenge using everything we have learned so far this year (Looks, Sit, Down, Fast, Slow) and a new fun relay race. We will also add to our skill arsenal with some new skill assignments for the month of May.
11:30-12:30 Utility Group Retrieving Drill
We will be bringing some more new challenges to the drill while continuing to provide a distracting and stimulating environment for heeling, steady and remain by blind, retrieving and multiple marking in the water.
1:00 – End of Day Individual Training and Bird Purchases for Natural Ability Handlers
Cobb SWA will be available for individual training to prepare for the May NAVHDA Test. Find some training partners and enjoy the rest of the day!
Sara Heesacker, Training Director