The Arctic Bird Dog Association (ABDA) is holding its annual Novice / Puppy introductory class for people and their dogs interested in the basics of training for upland bird hunting and American Kennel Club hunting tests. Weekly classes will be scheduled beginning the week of April 10th, 2016. Up to two sessions will be held indoors at Alyeska Canine Trainers in Anchorage, 549 International Airport Road.
NOTE - You must be an ABDA member to enroll in this class
We’ll cover basic commands and obedience needed in the field. We’ll introduce basic training equipment and its uses, training sequences, methods and suggested resources for continued training. There will be separate classes and instructors for pointing breeds and spaniels. Following the classroom training there will be at least four outdoor training sessions. Outdoor session dates will be flexible, determined by instructor and participants. Total class length is six weeks.
Pointing Breeds: Class members should have a good stiff collar on their dogs, a three to four foot leash, and a twenty-five foot or longer training lead or “check-cord”. For the indoor sessions you may want to bring a dog crate.
Spaniels: Be sure to bring a leash and a pealess whistle. If you don't have a pealess whistle, look for an Acme 210-1/2 black whistle at Sportsman's Warehouse. They may also be available at Alaska Mill and Feed or Mountain View Sports. Leashes are required. Bring any retrieving article your dog is familiar with.
If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to become a member first
Membership and class registration must be completed online
Membership Dues: $50.00 Individual ($75.00 Family)
Novice Class: $150.00
Class size is limited to 15 dogs each and will be filled on a first come first served basis
For more information about each class email to firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease include phone contact information in your emailand indicate whether you have a pointing dog or a flushing dog