Your First CFHRC Club Day

Important information you need to know for you and your dog in preparation of your first club day.

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Tips for Your First Club Day

If it’s your first time to a training session don’t worry about your dog going out to do a bunch of retrieving. Use it as a time to get your dog used to all the sights and sounds. Introduce your dog to birds if there are some at the training session.
Remember you want to create good habits from the beginning. Line manners are very important. So work on having the dog sit quietly by your side while watching other dogs run. (sounds easy – huh?! Its not …) Practice having the dog sit behind a blind. Work on recalls on a long line with all the excitement going on around you.
Watch the advanced dogs run. It’s a beautiful thing to see.

Things to Bring

  • LOTS of water for you and the dogs, drinks for you too.
  • Chair
  • Boots, Sturdy Shoes
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun Screen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Dog Crates
  • Fans
  • Towels

Anything to create shade for your car (old sheets work fine)  There is usually shade/trees to park under – but you know how the sun keeps moving.

Field Training Etiquette

If you go thru a gate that is closed – always close it behind you. Many places we train are working cattle ranches.

Throw before you run your dog  (or inquire about what the throwing rotation is)  we will be happy to show people how to use the wingers, they are actually pretty easy once your shown how to use them!

Toilet your dog in designated area – or away from the parking and running area. At some field training sites you don’t have to clean up after your dog (no place to put it unless your taking it all the way home ) But check with the land owner and if in doubt please clean up.

Set Your Dog Up For Success

Let the throwers know what you need. If you have a young dog and there is a double set up – do it as 2 singles and move up close.  It is especially dangerous in the summer with the heat to have a dog out running around in the field, confused, and the dogs waiting to run are overheating while they wait their turn to run. So keep it simple and build on success. This should be fun for you and your dog – not frustrating!

Directions to Golden Oaks Ranch

Golden Oaks Ranch
17967 Katies Landing,
Clermont, FL 34715-6899

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