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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RMC NAVHDA: Plans to Get Back in the Field!

Dear RMC NAVHDA Members,

I hope this finds you all doing well amidst the crazy times right now. 

I’m sure you all are anxious to get back to training days and the camaraderie of your fellow versatile dog owners. I hope that you all have been working with your dogs and puppies as much as the current situation allows. We are still planning on having the training day at Cobb lake on Saturday, August 8th. We are looking to add another Saturday training day at Cobb lake in July as well. As soon as we have our permit we will post the date and also information on how the training days will look. We are having to make some adjustments due to COVID-19 regulations so these trainings will look different than we had originally planned back in February. Stay tuned and we will share more information as soon as we secure our dates at Cobb.

We are also going to start the Friday evening trainings at Surefire Kennels back up starting this coming Friday, June 12th. These trainings will look a little different as well. Each of these trainings will be a “mini clinic” covering a specific topic. Sara and myself will work with attendee’s dogs through training scenarios showing how we train through different situations and lay our foundation. They will not be NA or UT specific nights anymore. If you are interested in the topic of the week, please come join us. Signups for these will be on the website and will be active the week of the training. The information for all of these training nights will be on the website. Feel free to email Sara Heesacker if you have any questions regarding training days/nights.

I would also like to update you all on our testing situation the rest of this year. We are still planning on a 3 day test August 21,22, and 23. Unfortunately due to difficulty securing additional judges, we won’t be adding any more test days this year. If you have a puppy that needs to be tested this year, and you are not currently in our August test, I highly encourage you to read Dave Trahan’s President’s Message in the June issue of the Versatile Hunting Dog Magazine with the updated NA testing policy. I also highly encourage you to look at the testing calendar toward the back of the magazine and look at entering your puppy in another chapter’s test. There have been a lot of test days added this fall in surrounding chapters but they will fill up fast, so don’t wait to send in your entries for other tests.
Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you all in the field very soon!

Jake Heesacker
RMC NAVHDA President
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