August 10 Training Day

Date(s) - 08/10/2019
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cobb Lake SWA


The final training day for 2019 is here.  We will be at Cobb Lake from 7am to 4pm on August 10, 2019.  That means the Fall RMC Test is right around the corner (make sure to contact Tim Griffin, Vice President, to volunteer!) and hunting season is less than a month away!

Through the Training Director contact link, I have received several inquires about members planning to join the chapter for their first training event.  We look forward to having you and your dog joining us.  Please read the material on the Training tab and the Training/Training Days page for an overview of our approach to the different levels and areas of training. Also, see the Resources tab with links to homework descriptions that have been utilized all season.  As you prepare (and train!) the next two weeks for the upcoming training day,  there is a great list of basic obedience and cooperation skills that are beneficial to all dogs coming to their first chapter event.  These training days are conducted to help teach you how to train your own pointing dog. In order to develop your dog into a reliable and consistent hunting companion, it is advantageous to spend time training your dog at home daily as well as exposing your dog to birds in the field throughout the month.

Please register by filling in the form below. After the formal portion of the training day you are welcome to continue training on your own or in small groups. Extra chukar are available so if you would like to purchase birds to train with at home, please include them in your total.  Fill out the total number of chukar and ducks you want to order from Black Hollow Gamebirds on the form. Your birds will be available first thing in the morning in the north parking lot of Cobb Lake State Wildlife Area. Please arrive early to purchase and collect your birds. Remember to bring your own bird bag and cage for transport of birds. Once you take possession of your birds, they are your responsibility!

Please indicate in the ‘Training Focus/Comment’ section any issue that you may want extra help with and we will attempt to be prepared to help or answer questions.  **Priority of dogs being worked in all formal portions will be given to the dogs testing in August!  Sequences can continue to be run throughout the day as handlers want to work.

7:00-9:00 FORMAL PORTION: Utility Steady at the Blind and Invitational Water Sequences

Natural Ability handlers will work in the north field on pheasant drags.

9:00-9:30 RMC YOUTH AND THEIR DOGS- We are going to take everything you have learned this year and have some fun with a great race course set up in the field!

9:30-11:30 FORMAL PORTION:Natural Ability Test Prep.  Be ready with questions and areas that pups need attention for the final preparation of the test.

Utility handlers will split into groups to work duck search, field and drags.

Noon – End of Day: Independent/small group training in designated areas


Bookings are closed for this event.

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August 2019 Test Results

Thank you to all of the handlers, judges, and volunteers that made the August 23-25 tests another success! The three days of tests featured 15 Natural Ability and 8 Utility tests. Hot temperatures and low, weedy water presented some difficult conditions for the dogs and humans, but they all adjusted well.

Unofficial results are the listed here.

Days 1 and 3 photos are here. Day 2 images will be included shortly. You may download images for digital devices, but if you want to order prints, contact All proceeds benefit the Rocky Mountain Chapter.

That concludes the events for 2019. The annual kickoff meeting for 2020 will likely be scheduled for late December or January. A post will be made here as soon as that date and location are known.

Happy hunting everyone!

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