June 15 Training Day

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/15/2019
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Cobb Lake SWA

Categories


This training day will be held at Cobb Lake from 7am to 4pm on June 15, 2019. 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 other useful information. 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.

We have two training days left until the Fall RMC NAVHDA Test and the beginning of the 2019-2020 Hunting Season.  We are going to circle back around to our initial training day timeline for most of the day.  There is a limited number of birds available for this training day.  First priority on birds will be given to handlers testing in August until we reach the total number of birds on hand.  Bird orders are limited to 2 Chukar and 1 Duck per Handler. Not all handlers will get birds, so please get orders in early and watch for emails regarding bird availability.  Because of the extra communications this month, training day sign up will CLOSE Wednesday, June 12th at 5:00 p.m.

6:30-7:30 Sign In, Setup           

Sign In, Bird Purchases for All Handlers, Set Up Training Equipment for All Stations

7:30-9:30              Natural Ability Stations

(All Utility Handlers: Select a station to help with!)

  • Field
  • Water
  • Tracking
  • Obedience
  • Table

For handlers that ran in the May NA test, please sign up for NA Groups.  We will be working your dogs on different skills in the stations in preparation for hunting season this fall.

9:30-10:00           Youth Handlers

Get ready for some fun!  We are going to play Musical Hoops this month.  All the skills we have learned to date are going to be put to work this month!

10:00-11:00         Utility Dogs: Steady at the Blind

We will work Utility dogs that have not run a Utility test to date.  We are going to dissect the components of the tests with handlers one on one to provide feedback on areas that need focused on in daily training.

11:00-12:00        Progression Clinic – Force Fetch

For any NA and UT Handlers who are interested in learning about developing a reliable retriever.

We are going to take some time to walk handlers through the beginning stages of Hold and Carry.  Beginning stages of Steadiness (Whoa progression) will be discussed in detail at the Kyle Hough Clinic at the end of the month and therefore we will not be addressing it at this training day. There are still spots available so turn in registration forms and checks to Sara!

**Utility Handlers – Begin working on Individual Training Goals for the rest of the day.  Plan on teaming up with other handlers and work where your dog needs the attention on the following areas:

  • Live Fire in Back Field ONLY NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Duck Search
  • Steady at the Blind will stay set up for additional work if needed

12:00- End of Day             Individual Training

Individual training on grounds for all handlers.  Cobb SWA will be available for individual training.  Find some training partners and enjoy the rest of the day!

Please register by filling in the form below. There is no cost for members to attend.  Fill out the total number of chukar, ducks, and pheasants 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.

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.

Recent Posts

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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