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  • Introduction to Tracking

    Saturday, November 12, 2022

    Hosted by Columbia River Cairn Terrier Club

    Sessions

    Two sessions will be offered.

    • 8:00am – 12:00pm
    • 12:45pm – 4:45pm
      Sessions are each limited to 5 working teams  and 5 auditing spots (no dog).

    Location

    Champoeg State Park – Day Use Area Oak 4
    8239 Champoeg Rd NE, St Paul, OR 97137

    Cost

    Options include team participation (working with your dog) or learning as an auditor (without a dog).

    • $40 per working team (Dog and handler)
    • $25 auditor (Participates in exercises except working their own dog)
    • The park charges $5 per car for parking
    • Light snacks will be provided.

    About the Instructor

    Dave Vesely has been training dogs for the AKC tracking program since 2002 and has earned multiple TD, TDU, TDX titles with his Belgian Shepherds. He has also been training professional wildlife detection dogs or more than 10 years and has certified a SARDUS search and rescue trailing dog. Dave also teaches private lessons in the Corvallis/Albany area.

    About the Clinic

    The goal is to give you the information and experience you need to continue your training on your own or with your friends. The participating dogs will be worked in two separate sessions. All attendees will receive a packet of information, including outlines of all lecture material, training ideas and an outline for training progression.

    The seminar will be filled on a prepaid, first-come, first serve basis. You may pay on line, visit www.crctc.org/tracking for details. You will be asked to sign a release the day of the event.

    General Info

    This event will be held rain or shine. We will be out working in the fields regardless of the weather. Please plan to bring appropriate clothing (including footwear). Lectures will be held in an open- sided covered building. There are public restrooms available for our use. Bring a harness and long line if you have them available, there may be some available. No Flexi leads! Please bring a 6’ leash and a flat buckle collar for your dog and high value treats.

    Dogs

    Participating dogs may be crated inside the covered meeting area. Non-participating dogs should be left at home unless they are comfortable and quiet residing in your vehicle throughout the day. All dogs are welcome to be walked on leash (no flexi leads) during breaks and lunchtime. No exercise pens. 

    No bitches in season allowed: If your bitch comes in season, please let us know as soon as possible. You will have the option of bringing a different dog or changing the status from working to auditor (with partial refund). Your bitch in season should stay home.

    More Information

    For Seminar registration form and release of Liability form or any questions please contact: Betsy Peets
    503-329-1176, happismom@yahoo.com

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