This event is now full. Observer spots are still available. Any dogs entered after November 12 will be added to the waitlist.
WHY is your great marking dog sometimes way off on a mark?
Besides wind, terrain and scent, it often has to do with the direction birds are thrown, and usually their relation to the other marks.
Then, throw in the factors mentioned above and add a little more distance into the mix and you have more issues.
Understand the many variations and train your dog on each picture
Realize how each picture can affect your dog, so you can influence his line.
(And YOU LOOK for the picture in the test/training set-up)
Get your dog used to this “Interference” in his desire to just go get the bird asap.
BECAUSE: all these things are necessary to ensure excellence at the level your dog is testing.
It’s a white shirt day.
Like water pictures, white paints a very clear concept ‘picture’ for the dog to remember.
We will use concept doubles (in a triple set-up).
MARKS (all land) will be set at approx 75, 150, 225 yds with the option to move up to shorten distances as needed.
This will be a MINI-SEMINAR (White Boards!)
We’d like everyone to be able to watch dogs and learn something from observing, so NORCAL GRC is arranging for 2 workers to throw and we’ll ask a couple of experienced handlers to throw a 3rd mark (and run a dog). These folks will also help offer words of wisdom back in the gallery.
Marks may be run as singles, doubles or triples.
This training day is meant for all levels of dogs who have a reliable field retrieve
Limit of 25 working dogs. Observers are welcome with pre-registration.