NORCAL GRC Field Training Day

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Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019   – Rain or Shine!

Time:  Please arrive by 8:45 am to sign in and air your dogs. Plan on staying through the early afternoon.

Location: CRTA Training Grounds, T1, Suisun City

Cost:  No cost for NORCAL GRC Club Members

$10.00 per dog for non-club members

As we do for our club Flyer Days, these ‘rarer’ retriever breeds (Flat Coat Retrievers, Tollers, and Poodles) are welcome to attend.

PLEASE NOTE:   Attendance of at least one club training day will be 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 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 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, November, December, January, and February to encourage as much member participation as possible.

Guest Instructor: Debbie Tandoc

Debbie Tandoc is a longtime NORCAL GRC member, and runs her Goldens in field trials and hunt tests.  Debbie has participated in many venues, including conformation, obedience, and agility, but is now focused on field sports.  Her dogs are very accomplished in the field, and are always fun to watch.  We appreciate Debbie’s willingness to share her knowledge with others, and look forward to a fun day full of great information and new drills to practice.

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Drills and Marking Series

Depending on the number of attendees, we will start the day with one or two marking drills from Carol Cassity’s excellent book that should be in every field trainer’s library, Building A Retriever.  These drills may be modified to suit any level of dog, from beginners to advanced retrievers.

For the afternoon, we will set up three marks and a blind, which may be broken down and run separately or as a complete triple, and elements may be repeated to ensure your dog is having fun and is successful!

Please RSVP to Samantha Dillard no later than 3 days prior to event with the number of dogs you are bringing (max of three per handler) and their level(s) (from the options below):

  • JH
  • SH
  • MH
  • Field Trial

Other Training Day Details

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 training 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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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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