Hangtown Kennel Club

  of Placerville, California

Upcoming Events

    • October 19, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 20, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Shingle Springs, California
    • 18

    The Speaker – Jennifer Henion

    Jennifer’s goal is to “make it common place for people to use positive methods to train the retriever sports.”  Jennifer has made it her life's mission to learn the science of positive animal training and how to apply it to Hunt Test and Field Trial training.  Her program for teaching retriever field skills for Hunt Tests and Field Trials combines the science from her certification at the Karen Pryor Academy, the games learned from Susan Garrett's work, and field concepts learned from study and participation in Hunt Tests and Field Trials.  We have asked Jennifer to apply her methods to the new AKC game of FETCH to help people master the more challenging parts of dogs retrieving objects.  For more information see Jennifer’s website:  https://www.fieldpuppy.com/

    Saturday, October 19, 2024 – The New Basics – One Technique For All the Tasks

    • Demonstration of the FETCH test at all levels. 
    • Presentation of Jennifer’s Supper Simple Super Effective Heeling-Marking-Steadiness-Return All-In-One.
    • Practice Heeling-Marking-Steadiness-Return All-In-One.
    • Add the distractions (boxes and blinds) and steps for increasing distance. 
    The lunch break will feature a throwing clinic – because if you can’t throw it your dog can’t retrieve it.

    Sunday, October 20, 2024 – The Retrieve Two Ways

    • Review Saturday’s material.
    • Lecture & demonstration of the two ways to teach the pick-up and delivery.
    Method 1. For dogs who have a natural fetch.
    Method 2. For dogs who need to be shaped to pick up and hold an object.
    • Practice the retrieve. 
    • Building the concepts presented so far to teach Doubles and Triples.
    • Mock Fetch Test for Working Teams (various levels to match participant skills) followed by Q&A.

    To find out more visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hangtownkc/ or our website: http://www.hangtownkc.org/ or Phone or e-mail:  Melinda Grosch at 707-537-7786 or wtrprufdogs4me@aim.com


    Only working dogs should attend.  Please do not bring a dog with you if you are auditing!


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