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UPDATE: The event is now FULL! I am maintaining a waitlist to fill cancellation spots, email Samantha to be added to the waitlist.  Folks new to field are still welcome, email Samantha for more information.  

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020   – Rain or Shine!

Time:  We start running dogs at 8:30 am.  Please arrive by 8:00 am to sign in and air your dogs. Plan on staying through the early afternoon.

Location: CRTA Denverton Training Grounds, 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.

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.
In addition, you MUST sign up in advance for Training Days.  Spaces are limited, and will fill quickly.

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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.

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Guest Instructor: Katie Seitz Quarles

Katie Quarles is a long-time retriever trainer and, together with her husband Tom Quarles, owns Autumn Retrievers, where they have provided Retriever Training for Dogs AND Their People, since 1983.  Katie has competed at the Master National level for many years, and is greatly respected in the field community.  We are extremely fortunate to have Katie lead a club training day, and we are eager to hear what she has to say and look forward to her setups!

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Hunt Test Set-ups

Ducks (or bumpers) will be used.

As this is a training day, birds OR bumpers are okay for all marks and drills.  Handlers are encouraged to tweak any of the setups to work within their dog’s abilities.  If you aren’t sure how to modify a setup, PLEASE ask the guest instructor or another club member for advice.  We usually have at least a couple of advanced handlers at our training days, and they are kind enough to share their knowledge and experience with other participants.

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Priority Registration for NORCAL GRC Members:

This event is now full. Email Samantha to be added to the waiting list.

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

  • pre-JH
  • JH
  • SH
  • MH

NOTE: If you are new to field, and want to come out and see what it’s all about, and perhaps have someone help give your dog exposure to birds, please email Samantha for more information. We want to help you learn about the field game!

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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
    • JH and higher levels should have these already
  • Blank Pistol and ammunition
    • JH and higher levels should plan on purchasing these, if you haven’t already

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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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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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