Join Southern Flight on Saturday, April 19th for the first of two great seminars that are sure to help you become a better handler. This first seminar is about bird placement.
The club is pleased to have pro-trainer Clark Kennington with Maximum Potential Retrievers conduct this seminar discussing the important aspect of bird placement when it comes to training your hunting retriever.
Clark will discuss where marks should be placed for all levels of dogs. From puppy marks, making birds easy to get to AND easy to find, all the way into advanced marking. As a young dog advances in training, so should placement of the marks. For example, you will want to place some marks that will be easy to get to, but hard for the retriever to find. At other times, you will want to set up the mark so that it is hard for the retriever to get to, but easy to find.
Another important aspect of bird placement is something called factors. Factors can be lots of things like wind direction, cover, terrain, water and more. Clark will give insight on how factors influence a dog and how to teach the retriever to fight those factors. We will also cover the beginning of teaching marking concepts with singles. This is sure to make the upcoming Marking Concept Seminar that much more interesting and insightful.
If you have any questions about the Bird Placement seminar, feel free to call: Clark Kennington at 662-809-5998.
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Start Time: 10:00 Location: The catfish ponds at Grenada Lake, MS Lunch: Lunch break will be taken at area restaurants
Check out the photos from the seminar....
Bird Placement Seminar
Clark Kennington with Maximum Potential Retrievers spent the full day sharing lots of information with folks who wanted to learn more about improving their retriever. The concepts discussed were helpful both in hunting and testing situations!
The format offered attendees the ability to see how birds can be placed in the field to teach the dog good marking skills as well as how to learn to fight factors such as heavy cover, terrain changes and water.
SFHRC offers a huge thank you to Clark for sharing such great information!!
Clark Kennington demonstrating a concept for the attendees.
From I-55: Exit 208 for Papermill Rd toward N. Grenada Turn east on Papermill and travel about half a mile Turn south (right) onto US-51 S and travel 1.8 miles Turn east (left) onto MS-332 E/Old Hwy 7 toward the airport Continue on 332 / 7 until you come to a dead-end at the lake. This will be past the airport. Turn left at the lake Follow about half a mile and turn left into the catfish ponds. (Look for the SFHRC sign) If you get to the top of the hill and see the lake, you have gone a little too far.
From MS-8 W Turn right onto Mississippi Scenic Loop and travel about 0.4 mile Go across the levy and take the first left. The catfish ponds drive will be on your right.