The Spaniel group conducts their weekly training sessions
on Saturdays at the Horse Pasture. We typically start at 9
AM or 10 AM temperature dependant. We welcome spaniels of
all ages to join our group. We have spaniels at our sessions
of all levels of training and experience from started dogs
to seasoned hunting companions. We also welcome other
flushing breeds and their handlers seeking to improve their
upland hunting skills.
On a typical training day we first work with puppies and
then move to the older dogs. There are several experienced
spaniel and flushing dog handlers present who can provide
sound training advice and assistance for helping develop
your spaniel or other flushing dog into a reliable hunting
companion. The goal of our training is first and foremost to
produce excellent hunting companions. Training includes all
aspects of upland hunting work: finding game, flushing game,
and retrieving game on land and water.
In addition to our regular training sessions, we sponsor an
AKC Spaniel Field Trial in late March or early April. This
trial is a competitive event involving dogs from all over
the country. We also sponsor an AKC Spaniel Hunt Test and a
HRC Upland Hunt Test. Hunt tests are non-competitive events
testing the dog to a standard of performance. The dates of
these events are listed in the calendar of events on this
Some years the handlers put on Training Evaluation Day
events. These are fun events to see how well your flushing
dog is progressing with training and how they handle hunting
situations. It’s a great way to prepare for the upcoming
bird hunting season. This event is open to all flushing
breeds. A picnic lunch is provided following the field work.
Stories, yarns and even outright truths are told to add to
the fun of the day’s event.