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UPDATE: The event is now FULL! I am maintaining a waitlist to fill cancellation spots, see below for information on how to be added to the waitlist.  

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 8am – 6pm  

Rain or Shine!

CRTA Denverton Training Grounds, Suisun City

Tentative Schedule:

  • 7:45 – 8:15 am: Set-up / dog airing
  • 8:30 am:  start running dogs!

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Join us for a Duck Flyer Day!

We are planning a great flyer day for everyone entered in the NORCAL GRC Spring Hunt Tests on March 14 & 15, as well as an all-around fun day for all dogs and their handlers!

Open to Goldens, Flatcoats, Tollers & Poodles (see below for more information).

NOTE: These events are volunteer driven events.  When you are not running your dog, you are asked to help with throwing, carrying birds, hauling equipment, etc.  If you have a limitation that prevents you from helping in some capacity, PLEASE notify the event organizer prior to the event.

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Priority Registration for NORCAL GRC Members:

Runs from Jan 27 at 9 am through Feb 8, 2020

After Feb 8, entries will be opened to non-members if space is available, including folks with the rarer retriever breeds (Tollers, FCRs, and Poodles).

There is a limit of 40 dogs, and we expect this event to fill quickly, so get your entries in early!

We have reached our limit of 40 dogs, and there are several dogs on the waiting list.  If you’d still like to be added to the waiting list, please submit the online entry form.

Click here for the online entry form to be added to the waiting list.

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PLEASE NOTE:   Attendance of at least one club training day in previous 6 months is required for future acceptance to Spring 2020 Flyer Day events (unless you are already participating in an established field training program, and have been out training within 30 days of the flyer day).

Due to changes over the last few years in CRTA booking rules as they apply to member clubs’ flyer and training days, we are looking at ways to ensure that ALL teams are given equal time at flyer day events.  To help achieve this goal, all dogs attending flyer days are required to be proficient at retrieving dead birds.  If your dog is not yet proficient at retrieving dead birds, we ask that you consider whether a (non-flyer) training day is a more appropriate event to attend, where you can get help from other members and take as much time as you need with your dog.

We will hold club training days in October, December, January, and February to encourage as much member participation as possible.

If you believe that your dog should be exempt from these guidelines, please contact the event organizer to review your situation prior to sending in your entry form.

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Hunt Test Set-ups

We plan to have at least one water mark in the afternoon series.  We may or may not have blinds set up for MH dogs; please do not count on this option, as we may be limited in time.  Setups will be hunt test focused, and workers will be wearing dark colored clothing.

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Questions?  Contact Samantha Dillard

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Other Training Day Details

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General Items to Bring

  • Shade and/or rain protection for your dog’s crate
  • Water for you and your dog
  • Lunch for you
  • Towels for muddy dogs and yourself

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Equipment you need to Bring

  • Training Whistle
  • Duck Call
  • Folding Chair
  • Ear protection (simple ear plugs work)
  • Warm clothing and rain gear if needed.  Layers work very well.
  • Rain boots for muddy walks out into the field to throw
  • Walkie Talkie Radio
  • Blank Pistol and ammunition

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Sign in

This is a NORCAL Golden Retriever Club flyer day, so there are no guest fees for Denverton CRTA.  However, if you are not a Denverton CRTA member, you will need to sign a hold-harmless form.   (If you are a member, but have not signed a form this year, you will also need to sign one.)  You will find the hold harmless form here.
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Please read the first page AND print out the last page, sign and bring with you.  We also have the regular sign in sheet and I will have a separate one for us with everyone’s name on it.  This separate sign in page is at the kiosk, please find your name on the sign in form, and leave your hold harmless on the clip board behind the sign-in form.  If you are a CRTA member, please still sign in on the separate sign-in sheet with your name on it.
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Rules

Please stay on the gravel road and do NOT try to drive around puddles on the side of the road.  If you get stuck in the mud and have to have a tow truck come, it is very, very, very expensive and AAA will not come out.  In addition, you are responsible for costs to repair any damage to the grounds due to your vehicle.

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