February 10, 2019 Training Day

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/10/2019
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location
McKee 4H Building, Larimer County Fairgrounds

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February 10, 2019 – Larimer County Fairgrounds

We are going to focus our training day on providing opportunities for every handler to develop their eye in order to effectively create a training progression and address teachable moments throughout each of their training sessions in order to accomplish their specific goals with their hunting dog. During the training day, we are going to outline the Cobb SWA training day schedule in detail. For incoming Natural Ability handlers, we will address each component of versatile dog training and provide introductory exercises that we will build upon through the year. For dogs that have progressed through the Natural Ability system, we are going to discuss in depth the Conditioned Retrieve progression, the functionality of the GPS Collar for Duck Search training and address our training calendars for the year with the goals each handler has for their dog to outline their progressions between chapter training days. We are going to incorporate all youth in attendance in the event and we are going to introduce them to a new program that is being designed especially for them to get involved and engaged with training. We will also reveal the two Clinics being offered for 2019.

The following is the general schedule for the training day:

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. Returning Utility Handlers Only! Discuss framework for the 2019 year and expectations
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Natural Ability Handlers arrive
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. Outline Training Program for 2019
  • 10:00-11:40 a.m. Small Group Break Out Sessions
  • 11:40-12:00 a.m. Q&A
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Catered Buffet Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. Introduction for all youth to Team Elevate Program and February Team Drills.
  • 1:00-4:00 p.m. Afternoon Sessions will separate Natural Ability and Utility handlers for specific skill drills and discussions

Required gear:

  • 2019 Membership form and payment (if not previously submitted to Treasurer)
  • Leash (All dogs MUST be on a leash entering and exiting the facility and in the parking lot)
  • Crate (Dogs will be asked to be remain in vehicles through certain sessions of the day)
  • Water and Bowl
  • AIMS Program Test Rules book
  • Natural Ability Handlers: Soft Training Treats for Obedience work
  • All other training gear for specific sessions will be provided by the chapter

Sign up will be open until February 4. Cost is $25 per individual or $40 per family due at the Training Day (Cash or Check payable to RMC NAVHDA). If your family will attend, please note in the comments how many so that we can give the caterer an accurate head count.

Please contact Sara Heesacker, RMC NAVHDA Director of Training, with any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing all chapter members, both new and old, getting the 2019 training season kicked off to an exciting and productive start!

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.

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2019 May Test Wrap-up

Wow! What a weekend! I want to extend a huge thank you to all of the volunteers that came out in force to make this a very successful test! Special thanks to our Director of Testing Allen Kidd for organizing a great test and to Sheryl Dierenfield and Erin Normile for making sure we were well fed all three days! The judges were very impressed with how efficient our test ran and even with a few weather delays we finished early all three days. As always, our volunteers were on the mark and we performed phenomenally! Without our volunteers this wouldn’t be possible! THANK YOU!

I would like to thank our judges Rick Holt, Geof Ferrer, Craig McLaughlin, and our apprentice David Hahn for coming out and evaluating our dogs. It was a very fun weekend and truly a pleasure working with all of you! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to come visit Colorado and see some good dogs work this weekend!

I would also like to thank our handlers. YOU are what makes NAVHDA a successful organization! Without our handlers coming out and getting their dogs evaluated this organization wouldn’t exist! Thank you again for putting yourselves and your dogs out there to be evaluated. It was extremely enjoyable watching great dog work all weekend!

Below are the scores for the weekend. Truly amazing results that show every handler’s hard work! Congratulations to all of the handlers and dogs this weekend, and special congratulations go to Tim Griffin with Delle and Terry Uhrich with Remi for their Utility Prize I perfomances on Sunday! We all know how hard you have been working to achieve this and we look forward to seeing you at the Invitational in Iowa next year!

May 2019 Test Results

Weekend Photo Highlight Reel

Friday Test Photos

Saturday Test Photos

Sunday Test Photos

Huge thanks to Mark Lance with River Light Images for taking photos all weekend! Very excited to see some great photos of the dogs and handlers that ran this weekend! If you are interested in ordering any prints, please contact Mark at mark@riverlightimages.com and he can help you with those orders. All proceeds from Test Photo sales are donated back to the chapter.

Thank you all again for your hard work and dedication to RMC NAVHDA! Without you, none of this is possible! Looking forward to a great clinic in the end of June and our fall test in August! I know we will knock it out of the park again!

Jake Heesacker – RMC NAVHDA President

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