Natal Gundog Club Working Test

March 21, 2011

Date: Sunday 27 March 2011
Venue: Duke’s Farm, Eston
Time: 7.00 a.m. at the entrance, or follow the signs.
Convenors: Louise Welsford And David Padbury
Cost: R35.00 Per Dog
We plan to run puppy/junior, maiden, novice and open.
REMEMBER TO BRING WATER AND SHADE FOR YOUR DOGS AND REFRESHMENTS FOR YOURSELVES.

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Course Outline – Retriever Foundations

March 11, 2011

SESSION 1

Obedience:

  • Focus
  • Heeling
  • Sit/Stay and Intro to Whistle Sit.

Field Work:

  • Simple single marked retrieves.
  • Return to Handler

SESSION 2

Obedience

  • Swing Finish
  • Recall to Front
  • Sit/Stay at heel with distractions

Field Work

  • Extend distance of marked single retrieves
  • Hunt it up (UK method using tennis ball).
  • Intro to water.

SESSION 3

Obedience

  • Deliveries
  • Heel off lead

Field Work

  • Steadiness Intro to shot.
  • Simple water retrieves.
  • More challenging cover and easy obstacles.

SESSION 4

Obedience

  • Sit/Stay with Handler moving away.
  • Return to heel position from recall

Field Work

  • Introduction to Doubles – Memory Drills
  • Sight lines
  • Trailing lines

SESSION 5

Obedience

  • Heel with automatic sit.
  • Sit/Stay at a distance with distractions

Field Work

  • Split doubles
  • Memory doubles.

SESSION 6

Obedience

  • Heeling with Auto sit + honour
  • Push-Pull (find heel position).

Field Work

  • More challenging land memory doubles
  • More challenging water/land doubles

SESSION 7

Obedience

  • Walk ups
  • Walk ups with honour

Field Work

Introduction to Blinds and Handling – Line to Pile.

SESSION 8

  • Introduction to blinds and handling – taking direction.
  • Return doubles (Intro do diversions)

SESSION 9

Putting it all together.  Mock trial/test.

 


Retriever Foundation Course

March 10, 2011

RETRIEVER FOUNDATIONS
Presented by Louise Welsford

This course is designed for young retrievers or gundogs who have completed a puppy class and an obedience foundation class, and who are at least 5 months at the start of the course.
Our aim is to have a dog that can accurately mark the fall of the dummy or bird, is steady and calm in the presence of distractions, will retrieve out of water and on land and will deliver to hand with enthusiasm. The course also includes an introduction to basic handling skills.
The course consists of 9 sessions of approximately 2 hours duration, spaced two weeks apart, and will take place at venues either at Hillcrest or Eston.  The cost of the course is R1200.00. Payment options are:
 R1200.00 on registration.
 Two instalments of R650.00.
 R150 per session.
Contact Louise on 084 828 7880 for more details.


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