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Sat, Apr 02


Training Hall at TailWaggersK9Sport

Introduction to Field Work

Do you have a field dog? Do you have a gut feel that they would be great at field work, but have never tried? Or maybe you just want to try something new with you dog. This workshop is designed to give you and insight into the role of gun/field dogs and trials.

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Introduction to Field Work
Introduction to Field Work

Time & Location

Apr 02, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Training Hall at TailWaggersK9Sport , 573 Lubitz Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W6, Canada

About the event

This workshop is designed to give you an introduction into Field Work.

Retrievers, Standard Poodles and Spaniels are some of the breeds that compete in field trials. Dogs are trained both on their ability to mark the location of a downed bird(s) and on their ability to retrieve (without mauling), over land or in the water. As a team progresses through the higher levels (in respect to trialing), the tests increase in difficulty with multiple birds needing to be marked and introduces water hides along with requiring the dog to find unmarked birds (blind retrieves).

We will review the basic skills required by a dog to be a successful field work, these include holding, fetching, heeling, sitting, being steady and honouring. What is the handlers role in all of these activities.

Teams will be able to participate in exercises/drills to achieve the basic skills.

Brief introduction to trialing in Field Work/Hunt Test.

Includes demos on more advanced handling skills.

Course timings are 10am to 12pm break for lunch (not provided) afternoon session 1pm to 3pm

You will need to bring an assortment of rewards (include a variety of toys)


Course suitable for dogs over 6months

Must be toilet trained

Dog-to-dog and dog-to-human friendly

No females in heat, please read the Good Coduct Sheets.

At the end of this workshop we may ask you on your level of interets on future workshops of this nature.

Presented by Dawn O'Leary :  Dawn has owned and worked with Nova Scotia Duck Tollers since 1994. Dawn has achieved multiple passes in the Working Certificate and Hunt Test levels with her dogs. Dawn has been teaching beginners and advanced Hunt Test classes for over 5 years, (time flies when you are having fun). 

Dawn has studied and worked with many successful trainers throughout the years.

Cost Working Spot $95, Audit Spot $50

Limit on working spots.

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