On June 10 & 11, NCNC
hosted a water seminar at
the Gunn/Reese pond in Harvard, Illinois. The
seminar was presented by Roger and Barbara
Frey who have done numerous seminars and
successfully tested many of their Newfoundlands
in junior and
senior water tests. The Frey's provided a unique
focus on training using little correction and much
positive motivation. "Never let your dog fail" was
their mantra. Both well seasoned water workers
and those new to the activity gained a lot from
NCNC members provided a potluck dinner on Saturday evening. And in spite of a rather cool June day,
most participants stayed for the dinner and camaraderie.
The water workshop was a very successful
event. Many members expressed their
appreciation of the seminar and for the use
of the site. We had a full seminar with 30
participants including four motor homes.
Several non-members from out of state
attended as well as several members
bringing multiple dogs. Special thanks to
Roger Danielsen and Linda Larsen for
their help organizing the seminar.