Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM 

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Delaney Wildlife Management Area, Stow 
353 Harvard Road
Stow, MA

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Morgan & Dick


Nancie Freitas 
Cathy whistling

2019 Beginning Retriever Training 


Come join the fun! And start your dog off right.

The Beginners Retriever Field Class is an orientation to hunting retriever work. It is intended to teach handlers how to bring out a retriever's innate ability to mark the fall of birds and the desire to retrieve them to its handler.

We will build the foundation for the Working Certificate and  AKC Junior Hunt tests. Plus, you'll meet encouraging, supportive people and find places to train.

The class focuses on marked retrieves on land and in water. We will also pay attention to basic obedience and line manners. Dogs will get exposure to ducks and pheasants, gun shots, and decoys. Handlers will learn how to operate hunt test equipment and how to be a good "bird boy". You will get plenty of opportunity to discuss training and handling issues.

We will talk about collar conditioning, force fetch, and blind retrieves but these more advanced aspects of retriever training are not part of the training curriculum.


When:  Tuesday evenings, 8 weeks
                 5pm - dark
                 May 7 - June 25, 2018

            *** RAIN OR SHINE ***

Where: Delaney Wildlife Management Area, Stow, MA

Our "gradutation event" will feature live fliers - we're confirming the venue so stay tuned.         

Instructor:  Nancie Freitas

Registration: Class will be limited to 10 working dogs. 

  • Registration deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018 and preference is given to LRCGB members and first-time participants.
  • One dog per student, or as space allows.
  • Registration does not confirm your participation in the class. 

 Cost: members $130.00 / non-members $150.00 
              We will collect payment when the participant list is confirmed.

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NOTE: A liability waiver will be sent to all applicants.