Friday, September 10, 2010

Lower Columbia Hunting Retriever Club Fall Festival

Greetings friends of the Lower Columbia Hunting Retriever Club

Join us on Sunday, September 26th, for the 2nd annual LCHRC Fall
Festival. This fun filled day is a mix of testing, training, social
activities, great food, and giving dogs of all ages and breeds an
opportunity for having success in the field.

Location: Parkdale Kennels, Rainier, Oregon

Time: Registration begins at 8:00 am inside the kennel office.
Complementary coffee, fruit, and pasties will be available in the
registration area. Activities begin at 9:00 am.

Activities: A hunt test scenario for dogs of all skill and training
levels will be set up for you to run your dog. If you are new to HRC
hunt tests, this will be an opportunity to handle a shotgun and
poppers along with your dog. Experts will be there to help and assist
in introducing gun safety and handling during a hunt test. And of
course, you are more than welcome to skip this all together or just
ask for a designated shooter.

For handlers age 16 and under, you can enter for free. And if you
don't have a dog, we can supply a trained dog to assist you in
experiencing the delight of working with a trained hunting dog. We can
match up dogs of all temperaments and sizes to work with young handlers.

And for young dogs, there will be a chance to introduce them to birds
in a casual, low stress environment.

There will be a demonstration of an HRC Upland test as well. Watch a
dog/handler team work their way through the field looking for and
flushing live birds. Afterwards, our expert trainers will answer
questions and demonstate a few methods in upland-training for this
specific type of hunt test. (and great for your dog that hunts
pheasants and chukars as well)

Food: A lunch time burger bar will be set up with all the fixin's.
Home made potato and pasta salad and multiple deserts will abound. The
LCHRC is known for its food, and we don't intend to disappoint. There
will complementary drinks available throughout the day.

Cost: $30 per dog and $10 for lunch. $5 for the puppies and
introduction to birds. Young handlers 16 and under - FREE.

If you are interested in joining us for a day of dogs, fun, and food,
just reply to this email so we can plan to have enough food and birds
for you and your dogs.

We will have some tents to provide some moderate protection from the
weather, but this is the end of September so we can have a mix of
sunny days and driving rain. Dress accordingly and bring rain gear and
boots as needed. In the world of retriever training and hunting, there
is no bad weather, just bad clothing choices.

Feel free to forward this email on to anybody that may be interested
or send them the link below to the webpage that shares the same
content of this email.

Russ Dodd
Lower Columbia HRC

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