Test Announcements

Fall UPT & UT Test 2022
08-12-2022 6:00 am
Luckiamute Valley Pheasants
Fall Natural Ability Test 2022
08-14-2022 6:00 am
Luckiamute Valley Pheasants

July Advanced Training Day 2022

July Advanced Training Day 2022

You will have the opportunity to purchase additional birds to take home for training if you wish during registration.

What to expect at training day ...

WHOA to shot with chukars

Started Dogs –  Most number of dogs showing up for training day likely fall into this category.  The apprentice now has some real-world experience behind them and focus is shifting toward retrieving, steadiness, “WHOA”, obedience, obedience, and obedience.  You can expect to work on obedience, retrieving, “WHOA”, water work when suitable water is available, steadiness in the field and steadiness at the blind.  Many of us fall into the trap and like to believe our dogs are further along in the training program than they really are. 

Be honest with yourself.  Is your dog steady to wing, shot and fall?  Can you “WHOA” your dog under any condition?  If you answer NO to either question then you are not ready to shoot birds over your dog and we are not going to humor you as this is a waste of our volunteer’s time.  Put your pride aside.  Let’s take advantage of the training season, get it right and not get ahead of ourselves.  You will be rewarded come hunting season with solid to outstanding dog work.  This apprentice is a good to prime candidate for Utility Preparatory Testing or Utility Testing.

Finished Dogs – Few will be present at training days.  This individual is independent (desire), steady to wing, shot, and fall (steadiness), can be “WHOA” (steadiness/obedience) under all conditions, takes direction well (obedience), and eager to please (cooperation) in the field and water.  This journeyman is a joy to watch in the field while at their craft and may need limited fine tuning after a season of wily pheasants and devilish chukars.  This journeyman is a prime candidate for Utility Testing or Invitational Testing if one is so lucky to have achieved a UT Prize 1.

 

Event Properties

Event Date 07-30-2022 8:30 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 11
Individual Price Free
Location Luckiamute Valley Pheasants

Venue Information - Luckiamute Valley Pheasants

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