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    Novice Bird Dog Classes for
    Pointing and Flushing Breeds
    Next Class Series Begins April 2019

    Training Basics
    for Upland Bird Hunting
    and AKC Hunting Tests

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    The Arctic Bird Dog Association (ABDA) is holding its annual Novice / Puppy introductory class for people and their dogs interested in the basics of training for upland bird hunting and American Kennel Club hunting tests. Weekly classes will be scheduled beginning the week of April 15, 2019. Up to two sessions will be held indoors at Alyeska Canine Trainers, 549 International Airport Road, Anchorage.
    We’ll cover basic commands and obedience needed in the field. We’ll introduce basic training equipment and its uses, training sequences, methods and suggested resources for continued training. There will be separate classes and instructors for pointing breeds and spaniels. Following the classroom training there will be at least four outdoor training sessions. Outdoor session dates will be flexible, determined by instructor and participants. Total class length is six weeks.
    Pointing Breeds: Class members should have a good stiff collar on their dogs, a three to four foot leash, and a twenty-five foot or longer training lead or “check-cord”. Please bring a dog crate with cover or blanket for the indoor sessions.
    Spaniel & Retriever Breeds: Bring a leash and a pealess whistle. If you don't have a pealess whistle, look for an Acme 210-1/2 black whistle at Sportsman's Warehouse. They may also be available at Alaska Mill and Feed. Leashes are required. Also bring any retrieving article your dog is familiar with.

     NOTE - You must be an ABDA member to enroll in this class
    If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to become a member first
    Membership and class registration must be completed online

    Membership Dues: $50.00 Individual ($75.00 Family)
    Novice Class: $150.00

    Class size is limited to 15 dogs each and will be filled on a first come first served basis

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    Please include phone contact information in your email

    and indicate whether you have a pointing dog or a flushing dog

    Click here for flushing dog class syllabus


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