July 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The clinic will start at 9 a.m. We’ll be doing field and water work for dogs and puppies of all levels. Please note, testing dogs train first. Once the testing dogs have had their chance for field and water we will move on to all other handlers/dogs. The Pre-Test clinic will be held in Bowdoinham. While we do our best to estimate the number of birds needed, sometimes the crowd exceeds our expectations. Be sure to get to the training grounds before 9:00 and sign up for your birds as soon as you arrive.
LUNCH AND RAFFLE! At noon, a BBQ lunch will be served. We’d really appreciate it if you could bring a side dish, salad or dessert to donate. We’ll also be holding one of our “not your normal” raffles, which means any- thing goes! Bring in donations for the raffle table — the funds we raise help offset clinic costs such as shotgun shells, the port-a-potty, and training equipment.
Don’t forget to bring water, stakes or crates, something to provide shade, and…most important…bug spray!
If your dog is in heat or may be coming into heat, please tell the sign-up staff. We must ask you to run last to minimize distraction to the other dogs. Your understand- ing is hugely appreciated.
Please keep your dog on a leash!
Even if your dog is mellow and under control, someone else’s might not be. We do not want a confrontation or problem. Unless your dog is working in the field, exercise area, or water, please make sure he or she is either on a leash, chained to a stake or in a crate. That includes walking from your vehicle to the starting point for a field run. Please adhere to our leash policy not just at the fields but on your way to and from the water, as well.
Not your normal chapter!
Take I-295 to Exit 43. Go east on Route 197 through Richmond. Turn right onto Route 128. Go a mile or so then watch for signs and big green barn! (The field is just after Eastern River heading north and just before Eastern River heading south.)