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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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 Mark@riverlightimages.com. 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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