Fall 2017 Test Training Days
Mark your calendars for our September 16th training day at Mayfield Pond for UT and Elliot’s Property in Madras for NA. Training days are always a fun time and a great chance to work your dogs on live birds in real hunting scenarios with other members. Please purchase bird packages using the link below as soon as possible so we have an accurate order. We look forward to seeing you in the field!
RSVP is required for Utility Training. Since UT events require more people to run than NA, RSVP to me ASAP to let us know you are attending and we can be sure to have enough folks on hand to assist. We will need volunteers to help for UT, please let me know if you are able to help!
We will be prepared to simulate test scenarios (duck search, field, water sequence, long retrieve), if there is something else you would like to work on please let me know.
Utility & Natural Ability Training Day:
- Utility and NA Training Day will be Saturday September 16th at 7:30am. UT will be at Mayfield Pond, in Bend, OR and NA will be at Elliot Property in Madras.
- Directions to Elliott’s: From HWY 97 S of Madras :
Head East on SW Highland Ln (1.2 miles) to Bear Dr,
Turn RT onto SW Bear Dr.
Continue straight (.5 miles), vearing left at Y intersection onto SW Holly Ln/ NF RD 1395,
Take SW Holly LN (1.8 miles) to Jasper Rd turning RT onto Jasper (NF 1395)
Corrals will be on your left just prior to RT turn.
Continue SE on Jasper (2.1 miles) to test site.
Grid 44.501950, -121.094757
- Location: 44°30’7.71″N, 121°5’42.39″W (click the link for GPS location).
- Directions to Mayfield Pond
From Bend turn onto US-20 E/NE Hwy 20/NE Greenwood Ave
Continue to follow US-20 E/NE Hwy 20 3.6 miles
Turn left onto Powell Butte Rd travel 0.9 miles to traffic circle
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Alfalfa Market Rd (E) 4.3 miles
Turn left and cross cattle guard to dirt road 1.0 miles to pond
Grid 44.085386, -121.130327
- Location: Mayfield Pond (click the link for GPS location).
While attending the training day please plan to help others train as well as your own pup, additionally, if you don’t have a dog to train, but want to come out to watch, and/or help come on out, we can always use the help.
Remember training days are a rain or shine event. We will plan on starting at 7:30am for all days. Below is a list of items you should consider bringing.
– A chair
– A whistle
– A crate, or stakeout for your dog
– A lead for your dog
– A check cord
– Some rain gear
– A towel to dry off your dog for the trip home if needed
– Water/drinks for you
– Water and a bowl for your dog (additionally a bottle for watering your dog in the field, This is important once the weather starts warming up.)
If there are any questions feel free to call or email Eric Wilson.