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Join the Fairbanks Retriever Club for our

2015 Retriever Training Classes!

March 15–May 10, 2015 (indoor and outdoor sessions—a total of 8 classes)

Class #1: 3:00-3:50 pm
Class #2: 4:00-4:50 pm

Class Dates:

March 15: Introduction and class outline. Equipment review and demonstrations. Location: Alaska Club on the Richardson Highway. Both classes meet together from 3:00-5:00 pm. NO DOGS AT THIS CLASS!

March 22, 29 & April 12: Indoor sessions. Retriever obedience, basic retrieve and other concepts. Meet at Camp Li-Wa Barn on Chena Hot Springs Road at your designated class time. Click here for directions to Camp Li-Wa. Note there is no class on Easter Sunday, April 5.

April 19-May 10: Outdoor sessions are held in the vicinity of the Chena Lakes Flood Control Project. Both classes meet together fro 3:00-5:00 pm. Unless instructed otherwise, meet at the red gate to the project. Download PDF map to the grounds.

COST: $100 + cost of FRC membership. Membership is $30 single or $40 family. Sign up for membership separately. Class size will be limited. Preference will be given to purebred dogs approved by AKC to run licensed retriever hunt tests (see list below). If space allows, other gun/bird dog breeds will be accepted.

REQUIREMENTS: Retrievers must be 3 months or older (at the first class) with current vaccinations. Classes will be divided into two groups, both covering the same material. One dog per handler. We will be instructing the owner/handlers on the basics of starting your dog for hunting and field work. This includes basic obedience, teaching to retrieve, and preparing the dog for more advanced training. The outdoor sessions will include land and water work (if water is warm enough).

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If you would rather enroll and pay by mail, DO NOT use this form. Instead, download the registration form by clicking here>>

Retriever Hunting Tests Eligible Breeds

All dogs six months of age or older from the following breeds are eligible to participate in Retriever Hunting Tests:

AKC Recognized and FSS Breeds
American Water Spaniels
Boykin Spaniels
Chesapeake Retrievers
Curly-Coated Retrievers
Drentsche Patrijshond (Drent)
Flat-Coated Retrievers
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer (also Drahthaar)
Golden Retrievers
Irish Water Spaniels
Labrador Retrievers
Miniature Poodles
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
Spinone Italiano
Standard Poodles
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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