Puppy/Beginner Gundog Training
followed by InformalIntroduction to Truffling
Sunday, 9 February
For anyone who is interested in learning more about gundog work and those with puppies, young or beginner dogs who would like to have an introductory training session under the guidance of our Working Secretary, Lyn Monk, and her husband Jeff who both have many years of experience working with Lagotto as gundogs.
Lunch is included and proceeds from the day will go towards Club gundog equipment for future training and assessments/tests.
There will also be an opportunity to learn the basics of Truffling based on the knowledge and experience gained on our Truffling Experience weekend with Denise Stalder.
Timing: Arrival at 10am
Morning Gundog Training for Puppies/Beginners
Followed by Informal Introduction to Truffling
Cost: £20 per dog
Venue: Willow Pond, Lindford Road, Lindford, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 0NX (see map)
Saturday, 15 February
Scentwork Training by Scentwork UK near Tarporley, Cheshire
A 3 hour session (9.30-12.30 or 1.30-4.30)
Six handler places available on each session at £40 per handler
Breed Appreciation Day
Sunday, 23 February
Held in accordance with the KC’s Judges Competency Framework
Speaker: Mrs Gael Stenton
Breed Specific presentation covering information on the History of the Breed, the KC Breed Standard, Health Issues, and the basic knowledge a judge will need to build an understanding and appreciation of the specific characteristics of the breed.
There will be opportunity to sit the Multiple Choice Breed Standard Exam for those candidates who satisfy the Kennel Club criteria. An optional practical session will also be available for all attendees.
Anyone interested in the Lagotto Romagnolo is eligible to attend the Day. You do not have to be a judge, just an interested owner or prospective owner. Everyone welcome.
Time: 9.15 a.m. Coffee/Registration for 9.45 start
Venue: Kingston Blount Village Hall, Baker's Piece, Kingston Blount, Chinnor, Oxfordshire OX39 4SW
Cost: £25 to include updated Guide to Judging the Lagotto Romagnolo and lunch
Saturday, 21 March
Open to other Minor Breed Spaniels.
Training day with Trainers Judy Hempstead (Whip Curl Canine Resolve/Cuvana Irish Water Spaniels) and Annie Buckley (owner/head trainer at Scovellsway Training Kennels near Winchester).
This day is for more experienced dogs and is in preparation for our Gundog Working Assessment on 5 April, as well as general training. As a minimum, dogs need to be able to demonstrate sit, stay, recall and walk to heel on or off lead.