232 Creek Road
DRAFT DOG CLINIC (open to all breeds)
Hosted by the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northeastern Illinois
Friday, May 15th
Presented by: Barry Solomon from Morrison, Colorado Barry is a BMDCA draft judge who judges throughout the country recently judging the BMDCA National Specialty. He is the author of “Just a Walk in the Park”, an illustrated draft training book showing his training curriculum.
Jim Maxwell is from San Francisco and is also a BMDCA draft judge. He has been the Draft Work Chair for the BMDCNC for the past twenty years. He has judged draft tests at the Bernese, Greater Swiss, Great Pyrenees and St. Bernard National Specialties. He wrote a training manual called “First Draft -An Introduction To Draft Work” for the BMDCNC.
We are lucky to have these great educators in the sport of draft willing to teach others on how to get involved in this dog sport.
BEGINNER/INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP: 1:30 – 3:30 PM designed for those starting draft work. Puppies and older dogs both welcome. Focus will be on how to train, what equipment you will need, sources for equipment, what the different titles mean, how to find tests and enter, how to prepare to show. Fee includes a PDF of the BMDCNC training manual. Some equipment will be available to try out if you do not have your own. Beginners are encouraged to audit the intermediate workshop also to learn more.
$40 dog/handler team $20 without dog
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WORKSHOP: 4:00-6:00 PM designed for the test ready dog/handler team (or close to being ready). Focus will be on specific training issues/problems you have, common draft test mistakes, how to prepare for the test, how to achieve advanced titles etc. Fee includes a PDF of the BMDCNC training manual.
$40 dog/handler team $20 without dog no charge if entered in the beginner workshop
Signed copies of Barry Solomon’s book, “Just A Walk in the Park” will be available for purchase for $ 20
Please arrive ½ hour early to walk your dog and prepare yourself as we will start on time. Dress for the weather as this is an outside event.
Same location as the BMDCNI Draft tests on Saturday and Sunday. Plan to enter both or come out to watch and learn if you are starting out.
Location: Mike and Cherie Bond
232 Creek Road
Plano, IL 60545-9512
Draft events are in the grassy field off Galena Road GPS will take you to our driveway, the lower field is around the corner.
PRE-REGISTRATIONS ONLY BY MAY 1st.
No bitches in season. Working spots are limited, therefore no refunds after May 1st.
Questions? Please contact Cherie Bond, Draft Test Chair, 630-816-5709