TRAINING DAYS 2016:
2/13 HIGHLAND (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST!!)
2/27 ROSE LAKE ** JOSH LARSEN
3/12 BALD MOUNTAIN
3/19 ROSE LAKE ** JIM THOMPSON
3/26 OAK GROVE ** JIM THOMPSON
4/2 BALD MOUNTAIN
4/16 OAK GROVE ** JOSH LARSEN
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 Tim Hime
NOTE: Meeting place for Oak grove is changed to the corner of M-59 & Latson Rd.
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 LIVINGSTON ROAD, TURN WEST ON TO LIVINGSTON ROAD. MEET IN STATE RECREATION PARKING LOT WITH PAVILION ON LEFT 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.
Training Group Etiquette Checklist
Published in BUILDING A RETRIEVER — Drills & More
Carol F. Cassity
Remember when working with your Training Group:
- Stay positive. Every dog has an off day. So does every human.
- Have a plan for what you would like to accomplish on the training day.
- In general, work 1 or 2 dogs only. This does not apply if it is the landowner.
- Be prepared to throw again and again for your training partners. They should be prepared to do the same for you.
- Offer to chip in for poppers, birds, primers, etc., if you are unable to provide your own.
- Be on time.
- 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.
- Don’t hog the line time. Work a couple of things and then move on.
- Give directions to your gunners before you run. Use landmarks if possible and have them point out angle of the throw before they throw.
- 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.
- Be ready to throw and not run if your training buddy has an upcoming test and you don’t.
- Don’t get mad about poor throws. Everyone makes them and nobody does it on purpose.
- Do your homework. Work on recalls at home and other basics alone. Save group training time for things you can’t do by yourself.
- If you can’t stay and throw for everyone: don’t come. Running your dog and then leaving is the ultimate in rudeness.
- Pick up after yourself. Leave the training grounds cleaner than you found them.