Events Calendar

GUN-DOG TRAINING CLINIC

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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.

 

Our clinics are separated into two classifications of dogs.

BEGINNER CLINIC – These classes are for 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 and ground coverage

STARTED DOGS – These classes are for 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 and proper ground coverage

Spring 2017 Clinic Dates

2 Session Clinic. March 25 & 26. Flushing & Retriever Breeds 

This clinic focuses on the Upland flushing Breeds. Emphasis will be on control, ground coverage, steadying and retrieving. 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 6 dogs per session. Minimum 3 dogs per session
Cost per dog: $160 plus birds
Started Dogs: 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Beginner Dogs: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Contact Joe at joe@joesdogtraining.com 

2 Session Clinic. March 18 & 19. Pointing Breeds 

This clinic focuses on the Upland Pointing Breeds. Emphasis will be on control, ground coverage and steadying. 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 8. Minimum 3 dogs per session
Cost per dog: $160 plus birds
Started: 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Beginner: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Contact Joe at joe@joesdogtraining.com

 

2 Day Clinic. April 1 & 2. Retriever Clinic

“Foundational Skills for your Hunting/AKC Competition Retriever “

This 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

 

 

UPLAND FLUSHING BREED TRAINING SEMINARS

Training for AKC Hunt Tests & AKC Spaniel Field Trials

This seminar focuses on the AKC Upland Hunt Test program, AKC Springer Spaniel Field Trials and AKC Cocker Spaniel Field Trials.  This is a great club event!

Joe DeMarkis have been involved in the AKC Spaniel Hunt Test Program since the mid 80’s and is qualified to judge at all levels of the program. He have trained many dogs including, English Springer Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, Labrador retrievers to the level of Master and presently continuing with new prospects in all flushing breeds.

He also has trained a variety of retrievers for non-slip retrieving, field work and AKC Retriever Tests.

Joe has also trained several English Cockers to the level of Field Trial Champion at the Open level.  He is also qualified to judge AKC Cocker Field Trials at all levels.

$500 per day plus travel expense
Full day hands-on custom programs designed for individual clubs

Topics include:
– Understanding the AKC Upland Test
– Starting your dog
– Handling Techniques
– Retrieving
– Obedience
– Understanding wind
– Steadying
– Handling at a distance
– All programs also include seminar note and training handouts

Scheduled Seminars for 2017

NEW RINGGOLD, PENNSYLVANIA. 
June 24, 2017
1 day seminar
Lunch included
3 birds per dog included
Land and Water work
Cost per handler: $125
Limited to 8 handlers, this all inclusive seminar is designed for flushing breeds of all ages and abilities.
A great follow-up to our clinic program!
Contact Joe at joe@joesdogtraining.com
 
 
BURGE PLANTATION, GEORGIA
February 19 to 24, 2017
Limited to 4 handlers per day, this seminar is scheduled around 2 local AKC Spaniel Hunt Tests
What a great way to tune your dog for these events!
Cost per handler: $135 per day plus birds and accommodations
Contact Joe at joe@joesdogtraining.com
 

EVENTS

MAHSC GROUSE TRIAL
Fun Stuff!!
Date: Saturday, February 11, 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 – ler and Mike Wilkerson
Gundog – Mary Lackey and Janie Hayward
Trial Chairman – Jim Zimmerman (RSVP is appreciated) jjzimm1@comcast.net or (717) 968-2891