Montverde, FL Blind Workshop Now Open for Entries!

MitchOverThe Blind Workshop is coming to Florida in February and is now open for entries.  This workshop is being presented to help handlers succeed in training and running better blinds.  The focus of this workshop will be solely on blinds and will only utilize marks as influence for blinds.  During each of the three (3) days, working teams will perform various drills to improve lining, casting and handling on blinds.  In addition, multiple types of blinds will be run each day.  Blinds will be run that represent different levels of difficulty and each blind will be rated so that handlers may chart their progress during the seminar.

Complete details and registration information, as well as a listing of other programs being held throughout the year,  can be found in the premium on our Schedule of Upcoming Workshops and Seminars page.  We look forward to seeing you there!

4 Day Training Workshop – July 2-5, 2015

Bliss03TNLogSMWe have some exciting changes for the 4 day workshop this year. First, we are taking it on the road. This year the 4 day will be hosted by Clint and Sherie Catledge at the fabulous Bear Country Retrievers training grounds. If you have not been there, it is a must visit place for retriever trainers. It is truly a training mecca.

Second, we have updated the program to combine the “Best of Mitch” (drills, concept training and his ability to problem solve on the fly with you and your dog) with the best elements of his set up seminar. See premium for details. This is going to be a great program!

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THIS PROGRAM ALWAYS SELLS OUT IMMEDIATELY. Do not hesitate if you want a working spot. Auditors are encouraged and we are offering them the opportunity to participate in the set up discussion. In auditors will be designing the final set up on day 4.

New OTCH Flat-coat!

U-UD OTCH Gamekeeper's Up the Ante OM4 UDX4 RE GO AX MXJ NF WC ASCA CDX CGC VFCR1

U-UD OTCH Gamekeeper’s Up the Ante OM4 UDX4 RE GO AX MXJ NF WC ASCA CDX CGC VFCR1

We are so incredibly proud to announce that Deb Zirwas and Rou earned their OTCH on November 1st.  This is Gamekeepers first OTCH dog and we couldn’t be more pleased!  Deb is a first time Flat-coat owner and she found the perfect teammate in Rou.  Their next adventure together is going to be completing her JH which is the next stop toward making Rou eligible for the FCRSA Hall of Fame.

Rou is U-UD OTCH Gamekeeper’s Up the Ante OM4 UDX4 RE GO AX MXJ NF WC ASCA CDX CGC VFCR1.  She is out of our breeding of Remie (CH Bear C’ntry Hob-B Reminiscent MH WCX)  to Ace (CH HR Amani’s Top Gun MH WCX).

Photo Credit – © 2014 American Kennel Club