March 2017


TRAINING DAYS 2017:

3/4 HIGHLAND 

3/12 BROWNS PROPERTY         10 am

3/18 ROSE LAKE ** Volunteer needed to Run Training Day

4/1 BALD MOUNTAIN

4/22 OAK GROVE

4/23 BROWNS PROPERTY 10 am

4/30 BROWNS PROPERTY 10 am

If anyone wishes to set up addition training days, please feel free to contact Roylene Blackman to let us know the date and location to be distributed to the club.

Hunt test season starts. Also quiet time, we will need access to private property for the remainder of the summer, if you have access and want to host a training day please contact Shawn Getty

NOTE: Meeting place for Oak grove is changed to the corner of M-59 & Latson Rd.

***MEETING LOCATIONS***

BALD MOUNTAIN STATE RECREATION AREA: MEET IN THE SOUTH SIDE OF OLDE WORLD CANTERBURY VILLAGE PARKING LOT, 2369 JOSLYN COURT, LAKE ORION, MI.48360 AT 9:00AM.

OAK GROVE STATE GAME AREA: MEET AT THE CORNER OF M-59 & LATSON RD. AT 9:00AM.

LAPEER STATE GAME AREA: TAKE LAPEER ROAD(M-24) TO DALEY ROAD, DALEY ROAD TO FARNSWORTH ROAD, TURN NORTH ON TO FARNSWORTH ROAD. MEET IN STATE GAME AREA PARKING LOT ON RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD AT 9:00AM.

HIGHLAND STATE RECREATION AREA: TAKE HIGHLAND ROAD(M-59) TO DUCK LAKE ROAD, TURN SOUTH ON TO DUCK LAKE ROAD, DUCK LAKE ROAD TO COOLEY LAKE ROAD, TURN WEST ON TO COOLEY LAKE ROAD. MEET IN STATE RECREATION PARKING LOT WITH PAVILION ON RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD AT 9:00AM.

ROSE LAKE WILD LIFE AREA: TAKE I-69 TO EXIT #105(PERRY EXIT) MEET AT MCDONALDS   3077 Lansing Rd. Perry, MI. 48872IN AT 9:00AM.

BROWNS PROPERTY: 8251 Harris RD. Millington, MI. 48746

Training Group Etiquette Checklist

Published in BUILDING A RETRIEVER — Drills & More

Carol F. Cassity

Remember when working with your Training Group:

1.        Stay positive. Every dog has an off day. So does every human.

2.       Have a plan for what you would like to accomplish on the training day.

3.       In general, work 1 or 2 dogs only. This does not apply if it is the landowner.

4.       Be prepared to throw again and again for your training partners. They should be prepared to do the same for you.

5.        Offer to chip in for poppers, birds, primers, etc., if you are unable to provide your own.

6.       Be on time.

7.        Ask questions but don’t argue. Nobody will deliberately give advice that will mess your dog up. If you are not comfortable with what the lead trainer is telling you, don’t do it. It’s your dog – just don’t argue with someone who is trying to help.

8.       Don’t hog the line time. Work a couple of things and then move on.

9.       Give directions to your gunners before you run. Use landmarks if possible and have them point out angle of the throw before they throw.

10.     Know your dog and his limits. Just because your training group is doing a triple that doesn’t mean you can’t do singles. Train your dog at his level, not the groups.

11.      Be ready to throw and not run if your training buddy has an upcoming test and you don’t.

12.     Don’t get mad about poor throws. Everyone makes them and nobody does it on purpose.

13.     Do your homework. Work on recalls at home and other basics alone. Save group training time for things you can’t do by yourself.

14.     If you can’t stay and throw for everyone: don’t come. Running your dog and then leaving is the ultimate in rudeness.

15.     Pick up after yourself. Leave the training grounds cleaner than you found them

 

 

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Hello Everyone,

It comes with a heavy heart to inform you that Central Michigan HRC will continue to be a club on a single year contingency that if we do not have a change in membership involvement the club will be dissolved in 2018.

With this years meeting being the lowest turnout in quite a while (10 members), there has been a lack in effort of members to have interest in stepping up to take leadership roles in the club. With elections commencing again this year due to officers needing to step down, there was a lack in interesting for anyone to run for a position. None of us want this club to fail, however with a majority of the work falling on the same individuals over time, it is becoming difficult to keep a healthy, functioning club. 
 
With the unfortunately formalities out of the way, here is a summary of what decision commenced at the meeting. 
Election:
Randy Mccomas – President
Scott Fourne – Vice President
Shawn Getty – Treasurer
Roylene Blackman – Secretary
Training Coordinator – TBD (no volunteers)
 
Hunt Test 2017:
  • Hunt test will be run in conjunction with Michigan HRC. We are asking member from both clubs will help with both hunt tests if able.
  • Friday, May 27th Setup tennative start at 4PM
  • Sunday May 29th Central Michigan HRC Hunt Test
  • Saturday May 28th Michigan HRC Hunt Test
  • We will be using Kevin Irish’s property in Howell again this year
Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival:
August 5th and 6th
Plan for demos and helping run the fun hunt
 
Training Schedule for 2017:
TBD
 
Sincerely,
Central Michigan HRC Officers