Retriever training in the Fraser Valley
The Fraser Valley Retriever Training Club was formed to provide a wetland location for retriever training. We aim to facilitate the development of basic retriever training skills and provide ongoing mentorship to guide newcomers and help them become better dog handlers as well as increasing participation in CKC hunt test and field trial events.
The training of retrievers is complex, time-consuming and difficult to do alone. The club membership is a community of trainers with a range of skill levels focused on both field trials and hunt tests. Knowledgeable trainers are available to support the development of newcomer skill levels on an informal basis. The club aims to hold regular training days where members can meet up and share knowledge within the structure of a training setup involving marks and blinds on land and/or water. Members are also able to meet up and utilize the grounds on an ad hoc basis for their own practice and training.
In addition to supporting skill development, the Fraser Valley Retriever Training Club also aims to facilitate the acquisition of or access to wetland areas for the purposes of training retrievers, and to increase the participant base in the sport through promotion of training events. FVRTC regularly holds CKC accredited field trials, hunt tests and working certificate events.