I - together with numerous other RTF members - am here at Vinwood Kennels for a two day handling and training seminar sponsored by Avery and Purina.
We began with a big retired bird pinched tight to a long flyer shot into a test. Followed by a long crosswind, tight keyhole road blind. There were dogs of varying ages and skill levels run by handlers of varying ages and skill levels. As each team ran, Danny and Kenny offered thoughts on training issues, handling issues, and tips for improvement.
Now we are running a long entry water blind.
I have attended many seminars, which I paid to attend (and willingly). This seminar which was every bit as good as those - was absolutely free. Hard to beat that.
Plus every attendee got a great goodie bag from Avery, and we are going to have BBQ dinner tonight. All through Avery's generosity - with help from Purina.
A big thank you to David Carrington of Avery, Karl Gunzer of Purina, and their companies for their sponsorship.
And another big thank you to Danny Farmer of Vinwood Kennels and Kenny Trott of Horsetooth Retriever Kennels for their expertise and to Marcy Wright for herding the cats