The Weimaraner Klub will start Field Training on 2 April 2017, training dates below, training to be on Sundays (except where indicated otherwise) from 8:00 AM. This is in preparation for the annual Shooting Ratings test which will be held on 17 June

To cover the cost of the birds for the training, there will be a charge of R400 per dog entered in training, this will cover all training sessions. Also only one dog will be allowed per handler, and the same dog that starts training needs to finish training. Handlers/dogs can also not join the training part way through.

The training will be for club members only. Non-club members are welcome to join the club with the purpose of attending the training and entering the Ratings. Only members that plan on entering the Ratings will be allowed to participate in the training sessions.

A limited number of dogs can be accommodated on a first come basis.

The training will cover:

Basic field obedience (most basic obedience like sit, stay, recall, should be taught beforehand to save on time at the training sessions)
Finding birds in the field
Land retrieving
Water retrieving

There will be two groups, one for the Novice tests (Novice Shooting Dog and Novice Retriever Dog) and another for dogs that have already passed the Novice tests. This group will prepare for the Shooting Dog and Retriever Dog tests

Training dates (preliminary dates):

2nd April
9th April
22nd April (Saturday)
30th April
14th May
28th May
4th June
11th June

Shooting Ratings 17th June

Venue for training: Retriever Dam in Midrand – see https://www.weimaraner.co.za/maps/

To attend the training, interested members need to confirm their attendance and pay the R400 training fee before 26 March 2017. Please contact [email protected] or 082 896 0378 for more information or to confirm attendance

To prepare for the training, you can also read the document that describes the various tests and what needs to be accomplished in each

http://www.weimaraner.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/regulations-weimaraner-shooting-ratiings-_2nd-revision_.pdf