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Hoosier Hunting Retriever Club

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The Hoosier Hunting Retriever Club was formed to provide an opportunity for dog enthusiasts to work together to hone their dog's natural abilities.  Hoosier HRC brings together a variety of individuals all for the sole purpose of training our dogs to become the hunting retriever each of us desires. 

About Hoosier HRC

Membership in the Hoosier Hunting Retriever Club provides you with the opportunity to work with others and to learn the skills necessary to train your retriever.  It will also provides you with the opportunity to learn training tips from fellow members, observe dog demonstrations, participate in monthly training days and general membership meetings, attend judges/handlers seminars, and participate in United Kennel Club (UKC) licensed hunting retriever tests.

 

As an organization, we train from March thru September, usually twice a month.  Normally, we train at the Farmland Conservation Club in Farmland IN, Camp Cullom in Frankfort, IN and Glen Valley Gun Club in Glenns Valley, IN.    To provide a variety for our dogs, we occasionally train at other venues. 

 

Since our goal is to help you with your dog, what we work on during training days varies based on the needs and desires of the club members.  At every training day, we set up scenarios for every level of dog from puppy to Champion.  These scenarios are designed to challenge the dogs (and handlers) and teach them new skills.  Whenever possible, we do use real birds, usually ducks and pigeons.  Most training days will contain both land and water elements, providing it is not detrimental to the dogs health.  Training days are held during virtually all types of weather.  So if its raining, grab your rain suit and come-on out and bundle up if its cold!

 

Every year Hoosier HRC hosts at least one Hunting Retriever Hunt Test which is open to all retrievers and versatile gun dog breeds.  These Hunt Tests test the abilities of our dogs against national standards based on Started, Seasoned and Finished Classes.  Participation in the tests is voluntary, but they are a great way to see how far your dog has come in their training.

 

An annual banquet is held for all members, at which time awards are presented.  The club is a family-oriented organization, welcoming men, women and children.  New members are always welcome.

 

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