Volume 1

October, 2004

Upcoming Events

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Field Training Days
I am trying to organize regular field training days. I want to encourage people who have never done field training before to come and try it out! I would also love to see our members who have field titles come out for practice, its great to have a visual example of what we are working towards. Keep checking the events page for updates on the field training days. Katy knows of some land near Gainesville that can be used on Saturdays, Claire Koshar has offered her property which is west of Orlando on some Sundays, and we are looking for more locations. If you know of any potential training sites please contact Alison at Don't know what to bring to a field training day? Check out this artical with lots of tips!! .

Sunday November 14 at 10 am to 1 pm at Claire Koshar's in Montverde (just west of Orlando). RSVP to Claire or Alison for directions. Bring your lunch and enjoy some fun training with your dogs!

Sunday November 21 at 3pm Southport Park (next to Orlando International Airport) RSVP to Alison at for directions.

Sunday Dec 19th 10 am Pam Hind's in Tampa
RSVP to Pam at or Alison for directions. Bring your lunch and enjoy some fun training with your dogs! Pam will work with young and inexperienced dogs & handlers at 10 am, and we will have more advanced set ups at 1pm. Come for the whole time, or just part, its up to you!

Keep checking back for more dates and times!!

Basic Behavior and Clicker Training For Rescued Dogs
Basic Behavior and Clicker Training For Rescued Dogs That Are in Temporary Homes
Friday Nov. 19, 2004 6 p.m. at Best Paw Forward 407-328-0550, 407-327-1920 $25 (Price includes clicker, light snacks, coffee and tea) at the door.
$20 advance registration - sorry, no refunds with advance registration
-Making your foster dog more attractive to potential adoptive homes.
-Evaluating and coping with aggression. Making the tough choices.
-Recognizing warning signs and calming signals in dogs to prevent
confrontations .Portion of proceeds to Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida and Southern Skies Flat-Coated Retriever Club.

Donna is always in need of volunteers to help with the Flat Coat Rescue! would be a great seminar to attend to learn more about fostering dogs.

Retrieve/Scent Article Seminar
Sunday Nov. 28
.at Best Paw Forward 407-328-0550, 407-327-1920
Retrieve Seminar 9 a.m. Starting your dog’s retrieving work should be fun for you both. Even if you want to go on to a compulsive retrieve eventually, you and your dog will benefit from starting with a gentle play retrieve. And many dogs of various breeds, including those with advanced obedience titles, never need to be forced with clicker work and shaping.

Scent Article Seminar 12:00 noon: Absolute Day 1 Beginners through Advanced Levels. Fun, fast scentwork focusing on competition obedience scent articles, but you are welcome to use any safe article you choose. Beginners sometimes enjoy starting with alphabet blocks, for instance, so they can teach dogs to “spell their names.” Be as creative as you like.

$35 for both workshops if registration received by Nov. 13, $45 for both workshops on day of seminars

Single session $25 to register at door; $20 in advance

UKC Hunt Test
December 4-5
Montverde, FL Central Florida Hunting Retriever Club UKC Hunt test and Upland Hunt . There will also be a "Puppy" Fun Test at 12:00 noon on Saturday. There are no set rules for "puppy", inexperienced adult dogs can enter too! Usually, they will throw a wing or a pigeon, a couple of times on land and a couple of times in the edge of the water. It all depends on the dog, the age and experience. It's fun and the dogs enjoy it. You don't even need to fill out an entry form.. Just send Marilyn Dumas your name, dogs name, and age. This will give CFHRC an idea how many are entered, so they can allow enough time.

Even if you decide not to enter, come on out to watch and cheer on the others. There are 3 levels- Started, Seasoned and Finished. This hunt test also has the bonus of an Upland Hunt (flushing and retrieving birds).

Tracking Test
December 5, 2021
Orlando, FL Tracking Test .

Holiday Meeting
Saturday December 11
Holiday Party/Lunch at the Orlando Breed show. More details will be posted as they are available.

AKC Eukanuba National Championship
January 15 -16 2005
in Tampa, FL AKC Eukanuba National Championship
Meet the Breed Booth A big thank you to Patty Wagner for volunteering to coordinate the booth! We will need members and their dogs to man the booth during hours of the show. More information will be posted as it arrives.

Tracking Seminar
ITS TIME TO TRACK Saturday, January 29, 2022, 8am (Rain or shine) at
Lee Vista Center, SR 436 and 528, Orlando, FL - The Mid Florida Golden
Retriever club is very pleased to announce a tracking workshop for those
interested in learning how to track, and those with more experience,
that would like to start a new dog or just pick up a few tips. (this
seminar fills fast- click the link to get the seminar form and mail it soon!)

Saturday February 19 Possibly have annual meeting in conjunction with WC/WCX and a bar-b-que at Claire's.

AKC Hunt Test
February 5-6
Montverde, FL Mid Florida Golden Retriever AKC Hunt Test .

FCRSA National Specialty
April 1-9, 2005 Newborn and Perry Georgia FCRSA National Specialty
Its exciting to have this national event so close to us! Check out the web site for information on the many events planned!
Even if you don't plan to enter- Volunteers are needed. Sign up on the web site!

Labor Day Weekend 2005
DOCOF (Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida)
Competition. Need handlers and Flat Coats at all Obedience levels to
compete on the Southern Skies Team.








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