Hunting & Retriever Sections
The hunting & retriever sections would like to invite anyone who is interested in learning the sport of bird hunting, retrieving, upland trialing/testing, waterfowl hunting and shed hunting to come out and join us with your dogs!
Retrievers and the versatile dog (pointer) were developed to provide the hunter with a dependable hunting companion in the pursuit of a variety of game, in a variety of environments. To achieve this goal, our members are often hard at work doing training. Training can be for hunting purposes or for testing and trialing.
The sections are also pleased to accommodate anyone wanting to learn the sport of shed (antler) hunting. Your dog will learn how fun and exciting it is to search out and retrieve shed antlers in a variety of environments.
Under the game farm license, we are permitted to train our dogs with live birds on a specific parcels of land owned and/or insured by the Sudbury and District Kennel Club.
Puppies learn basic obedience, are guided to show interest in birds, and are taught to search for and point game. Puppies are also slowly introduced to water interaction, encountering gun fire, and retrieving work.
Older dogs learn to search, point, stay steady on game, retrieve a shot bird, retrieve dragged game, search for ducks, walk at heel, remain in a duck blind, stay steady by the duck blind, and retrieve ducks.
Training sessions will vary depending on what the handlers would like to work on with their dogs. All dogs are different and learn in their own ways and paths. However, with the help of our more experienced handlers, we can collect experiences, knowledge and create a pleasant learning experience.
Safety is of primary importance, and we are ever vigilant of proper gun safety. Only safe shots are made, ensuring the well-being of spectators and dogs. Any person who is on the training field while a training session is in process must wear hunter orange.