May 4 Training Day

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/04/2019
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 May 4, 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 February and March homework descriptions. 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. There is no cost for members to attend. If you are a Utility level trainer and would like to participate in the formal group exercises you will need to purchase birds.  For the field training exercises you must have 2 chukar and for the retrieving exercises you will need to pay $5.00 for use of ducks.

After the formal portion of the training day you are welcome to continue training on your own. Handlers can purchase additional birds for your own training as well as required birds.  Natural Ability handlers may want to purchase a few chukar to plant in the field to do some larger field searches with their puppies.  Utility trainers may also consider purchasing a live duck for duck chases on land or beginning of duck search in the water as the weather has warmed.  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.

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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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