A pointing dog seminar
presented by the R.I.
Hunter Education Program
EXETER, R.I. -- Twenty-six people and 19 dogs turned out for the RI DEM's first birddog training seminar held Sunday, Sept. 8, at Arcadia Management Area. Leading the seminar was Dave Marshall of Centerville Farm and Kennel of Hope Valley, RI. He was assisted by his wife, Sarah Conyngham; Richard Giuliano of Richfield Kennels, Bob Fleury of Birch Hill Brittanys, Janice Gregory, Region 1 secretary, and Debbie Northup. The event was presented by the RI Hunter Education Program and sponsored by South County Field Trial Club and Purina. Karen Unsworth and Ed McGovern, both of the RI DEM, put the seminar together.
Marshall described numerous training techniques to attendees and then everyone got to try out their new skills with their novice dogs. Everyone had a great time. All the dogs got to point numerous birds and hopefully, we'll get one or two hunters or field trialers out of the group!