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TRAINING DAYS

If you own one of the Versatile breeds come train with us! If you are a novice you will move quickly to your goal of having a companion trained to hunt. If you are an experienced trainer you will have fun imparting your knowledge to those less experienced, and watching their dog blossom as yours has done. Plus it will keep your dog sharp for hunting season. 

PROTOCOL
GUIDELINES and PROCEDURES 
  • Handlers should RSVP attendance and place a request for birds with a Training Coordinator prior to the training day.

  • For liability and insurance requirements, after attending two training days, new handlers are expected to join the chapter.

  • Training activities begin at 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise stipulated.

  • All handlers should arrive a half hour prior to the scheduled start time to stake their dog(s), sign up for a training field, pay for their birds, touch base with a Training Coordinator, and be ready for the start of the meeting.

  • No alcohol consumption on premises.

  • Blaze Orange must be worn in the field.

  • Glasses and ear plugs are recommended.

  • Break open shot guns only.

  • Children are welcome and must be supervised/accompanied by an adult at all times.  A child's Blaze Orange must be worn above the waist while in the field during training.

  • Dogs that are not actively training must be in a crate, on a stake, on the chain gang, leashed, or at heel with its owner.

  • Dogs on chain post or chain gang must not exceed the height of the dog.

UPCOMING TRAINING DAYS 
2019-2020
  • Saturday Nov 16, 2019 (Location TBD)

  • Saturday Feb 1, 2020 (Honey Springs)

  • Sunday Feb 23, 2020 (Prado Dog Park)

  • Saturday Mar 14, 2020 (Location TBD)

    • Mar 14, 2020 is a ​Club Test

  • Sunday Mar 15, 2020 (Location TBD)

    • Mar 15, 2020 is a Club Test​

  • Saturday April 18, 2020 (High On Kennels)

  • Sunday May 17, 2020 (High On Kennels)

  • Saturday June 13, 2020 (High On Kennels)

  • Saturday July 11, 2020 (Fiesta Island)

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PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS TRAINING DAYS