GSPCI - Foundations of the Field Training

 *GSPCI Foundations of Field Training – Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 24

All levels of handlers and dogs are invited for these opportunities to receive advice from experienced handlers, or just use them as an opportunity to get your dog out on some birds.

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Hay Creek Kennel Dog Talk Seminar–Saturday June 23 @ Hay creek Kennel

Join legendary trainer, Rick Smith and Sonny Piekarz for a day dedicated to understanding how to make any dog a better citizen. Understanding why dogs misbehave and how to prevent and address unwanted behavior will be discussed at this hands-on seminar.

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Blaine and Jason Carter Training Clinic – Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1

Sponsored by the Illinois NAVHDA Chapter, this hands-on training clinic features professional trainers, breeders and NAVHDA judges, Blaine Carter and son, Jason. Designed to complement the other training events, Saturday’s session will focus on retrieving and general field work, while Sunday’s focus will be more NAVHDA specific including water work. Registration is available for one, or both days

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Hay Creek Kennel Clinic Featuring Sonny Piekarz – Saturday, July 21

Co-sponsored by VCOI and GSPCI, Sonny’s clinics are becoming one of the summer’s most popular training events. Learn how to apply the Foundation System of training to develop a better relationship with your dog and open their mind to learning. Better field work begins with the right fundamentals. Appropriate for dogs and handlers of all levels.

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Sponsored by VCOI and GSPCI, the Mock Hunt Test is a great way to gauge your dog’s readiness for the upcoming hunting test season, or just another fun opportunity to get your pal out in the field. The registration flyer will be available on the clubs’ websites in a few weeks.

Mock Hunt Test – Saturday, August 4