re: FRC training classes & potluck
The Fairbanks Retriever Club's eason kickoff potluck & meeting will be held on Friday, March 6th, 6:30 p.m., at Pioneer Hall in Pioneer Park/Alaskaland. All local retriever enthusiasts are welcome to attend. The Club will supply paper & plasticware, and water/soda pop/coffee. Dinner is pot-luck, so please bring a dish to share. We'll have a guest speaker, door prizes, and more!
Spring training classes for retrievers start Saturday, March 7th & continue weekly into mid-May. Classes start in a heated indoor horse arena & will move outdoors in April. There will be one class for puppies/beginners & another for dogs that've had some training. Details are still being hashed out, but you can check http://www.fairbanksretrieverclub.org/classes.html
More info will be posted there in the next couple weeks.
Training class registration now available
Online registration is available at: http://www.fairbanksretrieverclub.org/classes.html
2009 Retriever Training Classes
March 7–May 9, 2009
Includes heated indoor sessions thru April 18 (no class April 4).
Rest of classes are held outdoors.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. OR
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Camp Li-Wa, Fairbanks, Alaska
COST: $100 + cost of FRC membership. Membership is $30 single or $40 family. Sign up for membership separately. Membership enrollment available online at www.fairbanksretrieverclub.org. Class size will be limited so sign up early!
Requirements: Retrievers must be 8 weeks or older with current vaccinations (proof of vaccinations may be presented on first day of class.) Classes will be divided into two groups, both covering the same basics concepts. One dog per handler.
We will be instructing the owner/handlers on the basics of starting your dog for hunting and field work. This includes basic obedience, building the retrieve, and preparing the dog for more advanced training. The outdoor sessions will include land and water work.
If would like more information on the classes, contact Derrick Wilkerson, class coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the potluck, our guest speaker will be Dr. Scott Flamme, DVM with Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital. He will talk about first aid in the field & lameness issues, as well as offer new information relative to diseases being seen more frequently in certain retriever breeds.