Ok, I just finished a call with my co-chairs and we are taking names for the day. If you are a beginner guy/gal this is going to be geared for you, to help you get started. There will be several experienced dog people there to both demonstrate what a trained dog is capable of, plus to help out the inexperienced.
Sunday May 5th, at 9am at Nod Brook in Simsbury. Entrance is about a mile up Rt 10/202 from the intersection with Rt 44. Enter the Tower Business Park driveway and turn right down the dirt road.
Fee is $10/dog to offset the cost of permit fees and dog fees assessed by the Nod Brook Committee who maintains the property.
At minimum there will be bumpers and/or dead birds. Live birds are tentative at this time.
We need helpers/birdboys as always, so let me know when you sign up if you can help out when your dog isn't up to be run.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to sign up, not on here.
What to bring (in addition to your dog):
A crate to keep your dog in when not being run.....very important....right?
Leash...a standard 4-6ft one
Whistle.....will teach you whistle commands if you don't know them.
Duck call, especially if you are going to help out in the field.
Water for your dog.
Lunch/snacks/drinks for you.
The grass can be wet in the morning so knee high boots are always a good idea.