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Join Us for the Fifth Annual DeCoverly Picnic | September 2012

Please join us for the 5th Annual DeCoverly Reunion Picnic to be held Saturday, Sept, 22 2012, 10 am -? Rain or shine.

The picnic will be catered, with tenting and seating for everyone and we ask for a $25 donation per person to defray costs. We will have a field with birds out, as we did last year,  where you can run your dogs. I am also working on having a professional photographer available for portraits andor field pictures. The shooting range will NOT be open this year as we are having a dog training seminar instead.

PLEASE RSVP for the picnic by early September, if possible, to

In conjunction with the picnic, we are also hosting a HUNTSMITH SEMINAR. Sharon Potter of TEAM HUNTSMITH will be the presenter. This is from Sharon:

“I’m thrilled to be invited to teach a pointing dog training seminar at DeCoverly Kennels this September! The seminar will cover the Silent Command System, developed by the Smith family, starting with Delmar, and continuing on with Rick and Ronnie Smith. During the weekend course, we’ll cover all the steps to lay a solid foundation for training a bird dog. There will be work on quartering and developing range, teaching steadiness via "whoa", working on both developing the natural retrieve and work on the table to teach the trained retrieve, and multiple opportunities to work on live birds, both pointing and honoring/backing.

While your dogs will gain a lot from this seminar, it’s the people…that’s you!…who will get the biggest benefit. You’ll learn how to think like your dog does, read their body language, and communicate with them in a way that is easy for them to understand…and you’ll be surprised at how rapidly they learn, once you learn to speak their language.

This weekend seminar is all "hands-on", with you working your own dog under my supervision. It’s fun, exciting, and full of information. Your dog will have a blast, and you’ll come away from the weekend as a better partner for your dog.”
Sharon Potter’s Website

The cost for the weekend seminar, Fri. evening, Sat. and Sun. is $400 for a handler and dog (spouse/child included), $50 for weekend Auditors (observation only) and $15 for Saturday-only auditors.

Reservations for the seminar are by paid-in-full only. Please let me know if you plan on attending via email and I will send you the form to fill out and to remit your tuition.

Lunch for non-reunion seminar-attending people will be $25 on Saturday. Sunday, we will have sandwiches and sodas for sale.

We are VERY excited to host this seminar and hope to have it be a great success!

Look forward to seeing everyone!!

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