Tuesday, 26 September 2017

October Training Day

The next WGAA training day is  Sunday 15 October.
The address of the training venue is on a property near the Emu Creek bridge, Clarkfield.

To get to the Emu Creek bridge head North West on the C743 through Bulla. Turn North onto the Melbourne-Lancefield Rd. Travel 13km then turn right onto Konagaderra Rd and it's about 1km along that road to the bridge.

Start time will be 9.00am but if you would like to help with setting up we will be there from 8.00am. There will also be a BBQ lunch at 12.00pm.

Anyone with a gundog is welcome. We cater for beginners, puppies and experienced handlers.

Any queries please contact Kevin Phelps - 0407 091 221

Friday, 22 September 2017

Field Assessment Day 17 September 2017

What a day! Sunny, nice breeze for the dogs – weatherwise this was one out of the box. Participating dogs seemed to enjoy it also with some excellent work in the field run, water retrieve and land retrieve. Overall the handlers were pleased, very pleased, with their dogs. The venue looked a picture after recent rains, and seemed to add to the relaxed atmosphere.
Handlers were presented with certificates covering all aspects of the retrieves and field work – style, obedience, marking, eagerness, staunchness, game finding and steadiness. This was the tenth year that WGAA has conducted a Field Assessment Day at this site and Sunday’s event was probably one of the best. 
The judges Kevin Phelps – Water retrieve, Angie Bloomer – Land Retrieve and Barry Oliver- Field, were all unanimous in their assessments, all three praising the dogs, especially the big improvers. There is no doubt that if handlers put in the work in a dedicated manner their dogs can and do improve markedly.
Another top WGAA event.