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08-24-2009, 08:04 AM
Smartwork Seminar
With Evan Graham
“Late Transition”
October 7-10, 2009
Location: Monroe, Washington (Greenleaf’s)

The Smartwork system includes three books – each illustrated by the author – and currently eleven very detailed DVDs. A growing list of champions and accomplished retrievers are listed on the Rush Creek Press website, www.rushcreekpress.com (http://www.rushcreekpress.com).

Late Transition Seminar Outline – 4 Day Camp
Transition is the time after “Basics” and before you have a fully trained dog. This seminar will help you and your dogs finesse your skills as you near the end of transition. This seminar will also lead into some advanced skills for your fully trained retriever. This 4 day camp will allow time to work on problem areas as well. We will cover:

Finishing transition
Late transition marking
Bird placement
Advanced diversions
Land blinds
Water blinds
Cheating Singles
Tune up drills
Over/under drills
Chinese drills
Contrary blinds, and more!

The emphasis is to “train the trainer” and you will have many opportunities to learn these skills by working your dogs on a number of drills – keep in mind, not all dogs will work all drills – some dogs will be limited by their skill level or simply by the number of hours in the day.

 Be well beyond “basics”
 Have literal casting
 A reliable retrieve – this seminar will not cover force fetch
 Be working at a Senior~Qualifying level (younger dogs are welcomed but may not have as much working time depending on their skill level)
This is a great opportunity to get started on your homework for next season.

Cost: Working - $400 (limited to 15) / Spectator $250
Contact: Hope Roberts, 1-250-474-2708, email: hoperoberts@shaw.ca
Fax: 1-250-474-2739
Registration Form
Evan Graham Transition Seminar October 7-10, 2009
Carnation/ Monroe, Washington
Handler name:
Address: City
Postal code: Email:
Phone: .
Working dog/handler information
Handler’s level of experience: Novice:_______ Intermediate:________ Advanced:_________
Dog’s level of training: Junior ___ Senior___ Master___ Age of dog: ______Call name: _____________
Problems or specific areas you would like to work on?
Working $400_____Spectator $250____
(currency is your country of origin. US participants pay US currency. Canadians pay Canadian.)
 Minimum deposit of 50% required to secure your spot. Full payment due by September 1, 2009
 Refunds for Working spots with a vet certificate only or if there is a wait list and your spot can be filled. No refunds for Spectators.
 Paying by cheque - please mail cheque payable to Hope Roberts, 5152 Rocky Point Road, Victoria, BC V9C 4G6
 Paying by Visa or Mastercard - please provide the information below and fax form to: 1-250-474-2739 or email (credit card transactions will show as “Peter Roberts Automotive” on your statement).

I as a participant, accept any and all responsibilities for any loss or damage that may occur to property or persons as a result of my participation. Also if any damage, loss or injury to person or property shall be caused, unless by wilful neglect, the organizers, clinician, land owners and participants shall in no manner be responsible or liable. My payment acknowledges that I have read and agree with this statement.
Visa or Mastercard # exp
Card holder signature (name on card)
PLEASE EMAIL hoperoberts@shaw.ca or phone (1-250-474-2708) to confirm registration form has been received
Location: Please arrange your own accommodation. Bring your lunches and chairs.
Limited to 15 working dogs. Be wise and enter early.

08-25-2009, 09:09 PM
Thanks for all the interest. I look forward to a good group, and great grounds!


Paul "Happy" Gilmore
08-31-2009, 02:37 PM



Dr. Greenleaf's Retriever Training Grounds

09-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Looks nice, Paul. I look forward to working there. I plan on involving a good deal of bird placement instruction, along with significant water blinds. I've heard nothing but good things about that property.


09-07-2009, 09:48 AM
Just a reminder, working spots are filling up. It would be wise to nail down your reservation!


09-08-2009, 05:32 AM
I'm told entries will close on the 10th (Thursday). Thanks.


09-09-2009, 05:27 PM
Getting close! :D