Events Calendar

2018 GUN-DOG TRAINING CLINICS

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From Starting puppies to advanced field work, professional dog trainer Joe DeMarkis will help you develop a training program that will take your hunting companion to a higher level of performance.

Classes meet at Rivers Outdoor Education Center, New Ringgold PA, with all field work being conducted on Joe’s private training grounds.

 

In our clinics dogs are separated into two classifications.

BEGINNER DOGS – Dogs that have not been exposed to, or have had very limited exposure to birds and gunfire. In these clinics we will expose the dogs to a variety of cover, introduce them to birds and gunfire and work on retrieving, ground coverage and water

STARTED DOGS – Dogs that have had birds shot over them and are fairly confident when hunting in a variety of cover. We will be working on control, steadying, proper delivery, marking, proper ground coverage and water

Flushing Breeds. June 23-24, July 5-6 

This 2 day clinic focuses on the Upland flushing Breeds. Emphasis will be on control, ground coverage, steadying, retrieving and water work. These two sessions will be presented as a progression of training disciplines starting with the basics at the first clinic. We will also be forming new training groups from this event

Limit 4 dogs per session. Minimum 2 dogs per session
Cost per dog: $260 plus birds
Lunch included
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Contact Joe at joe@joesdogtraining.com 

Pointing Breeds. June 21-22, July 7-8 

This 2 day clinic focuses on the Upland Pointing Breeds. Emphasis will be on control, ground coverage, steadying and water work. These two sessions will be presented as a progression of training disciplines starting with the basics at the first clinic. We will also be forming new training groups from this event

Limited to 4. Minimum 2 dogs per session
Cost per dog: $260 plus birds
Lunch included
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
Contact Joe at joe@joesdogtraining.com

 

Retriever Breeds. Date TBA

“Foundational Skills for your Hunting/AKC Competition Retriever “

This 2 day clinic is designed for dogs that have not have been exposed to, or have had very limited exposure to birds and gunfire. In this clinic dogs will be exposed to a variety of cover, introduced to birds and gunfire and work on retrieving and ground coverage.

Location: Red Hill Gun Club, Auburn, PAPresented by: Joe DeMarkis and Margaret Ulmer
Limited to 8 handlers.
Cost per handler: $260 plus birds
Lunch included
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact Joe at joe@joesdogtraining.com

 

Burge Plantation. Mansfield Georgia. 

February 19 to 24. November 23 to December 10

This all inclusive package takes place on one of the most premier hunting destinations in Georgia. The Burge Plantation. Beautiful cover and on sight accommodations allows for very focused training program for both dog and handler. This popular package fills very quickly and by invitation only.

Limited to 4 handlers per day, this seminar is scheduled around local AKC Spaniel Hunt Tests
What a great way to tune your dog for these events!
Cost per handler is based on training days and accommodations
Contact Joe at joe@joesdogtraining.com
 

EVENTS

MAHSC Grouse Trial

Fun Stuff!!
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2017
Location: Mason Dixon Hunting Farm
5112 Hildebrand Rd.
Glen Rock, PA 17327
Registration: Starts at 7:30 am (RSVP is appreciated)
Entries will remain open until the start of that particular stake.
Event: Starts at 8:00 am with Puppy and Gundog
Cost: $55.00 per dog entry (checks payable to MAHSC)
Stakes:
Open (Steady)
Gundog (Unsteady)
Steady Puppy
Unsteady Puppy
Judges:
Puppy and Open – Tom Meyers & Dave Granatir
Gundog – Mike Shaw & Ed Verosho
Trial Chairman – Jim Zimmerman (RSVP is appreciated) jjzimm1@comcast.net or (717) 968-2891