Online registration is now available at

FRC will hold retriever training classes Sunday afternoons, March 6-May 9, 2011. The first five sessions will be held in Camp Li-wa's heated indoor barn. We'll move outside in the vicinity of the Chena Lakes Flood Control project for the remaining sessions.

The exact dates are:
Indoors: March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
Outdoors: April 17, 24, May 1, 8

Retrievers must be 4 months or older (at the first class) with current vaccinations. The first class will meet at 3 p.m. and the second class at 4:30. Each class covers the same material so when enrollment opens, be sure to sign up for the time that fits your schedule best. Each class is one hour. Class size is limited. First come, first served after enrollment opens. Enrollment is $100. Current membership is required.

We will be instructing the owner/handlers on the basics of starting your dog for hunting and field work. This includes basic field obedience, teaching to retrieve, and preparing the dog for more advanced training. The outdoor sessions will include land and water work (if water is warm enough).

FRC classes are limited to the AKC recognized retriever breeds. This includes:
Labrador Retriever
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Golden Retriever
Flat-Coated Retriever
Curly-Coated Retriever
Irish Water Spaniel
Standard Poodle
Nova-Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Upland breeds and mixed breeds (limited to a mix of the above breeds) will be accepted on a standby basis if space available.

Sign up by downloading the registration form and mailing it in, or sign up online and pay via Paypal.