Any Variety Gundog Novice Test held at Mapplewell Meadows Farm Barnsley on 21st October 2018
1st Jill Lesi with Jazz
2nd Dean Smith with Flynn
3rd Michelle Moscorp with Daysy
4th Hannah Bramhall with Finn
5th Annie Symon with Lottie
6th Anne Fotherby with Jip Best Junior Handler Denver Mills with Bailey
A big thank you to the landowner, the judges and the helpers.
More success for The Gundog Club graded training students at Grades 1,2 and 3
If you would like to achieve the same results my next training sessions start on Monday 23rd July Grade 1, Tuesday 24th July Grade 2, Wednesday 25th July Grade 3 and Thursday 26th July Grade 4 all commence at 7pm for 8 weeks.
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A good afternoon was had by all on this our first mock working test. The aim of these days are to prepare handlers and their dog’s to compete in working tests in the coming months. They simulate a days competition with various tests in differing situations.
Test 1 was a straight marked retrieve in woodland. All the dogs completed this test with varying abilities to mark.
Test 2 was a mark and a blind in the same area. Again this was in woodland. The dogs had to mark keenly because the dummy was thrown into light cover at the top of a steep incline. The dogs had to take a good line out and had to negotiate a run downhill and then up the other side to pick the dummy. Three dogs failed on this test. The main problem being that the dogs that failed actually ” ran over ” the dummy several times and failed to pick the marked retrieve. Two dogs impressed with nice straight lining for both retrieves.
Test 3 consisted of a 2 dog walk up from one point to another. Heelwork was tested for here. Two retrieves were then thrown out, one either side of the dummy thrower in clear sight of the dogs and handlers in short grassland. Each handler having to retrieve a nominated dummy by the judge (me) in their turn. Surprisingly 5 dogs failed on this test when they picked the wrong dummy.
Test 4 was a straight blind at the base of a bramble copse. Most dogs coped with this very well, only 2 dogs failing.
Test 5 was the final test of the afternoon and comprised of a blind at the base of a tree with cover around it. A marked retrieve was thrown has a distraction. The dogs having to pick the blind first. 3 dogs failed on this test.
FIRST: RACHAEL CLAYTON WITH BROOK
SECOND: IAN DYSON WITH BEN
THIRD: JILL LESI WITH JAZZ
FOURTH: ALISON GILBERTSON WITH LUCY
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: ANDY CAREY WITH BELLE
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: JILL LESI WITH BEN
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: RACHAEL CLAYTON WITH JET