Retriever Training

Individuals and Groups

Notices:   

  • NEW TRAINING AREA MAP BELOW showing seasonal roads, closed seasonal roads, closed seeded areas.

  • HAY - Please never drive or park in the high grass.  Also try to avoid setting up lines and gun stations in the high grass as the farmer will square bail the crop in July.   When parking beside roads, Only park on short mowed grass!

  • T1 please keep a 15 yard distance from fence line and please don't run set ups through the excavated newly seeded areas.    The orange ribbon area on T1 has open excavation holes. 

  • T4 & T5 - Seasonal Road open - see parking map below for where to park on T4 or T5.  

  • You can Email signed 2020 waivers and email transfer training fees to swampdogfarm@shaw.ca prior to arriving or use envelopes in barn.    

 COVID 19 UPDATE NOTICE

All current and new training bookings must follow BC Govt Guidelines for number of people and social distancing.  Bring and use hand sanitizer if touching any gate, white board, garbage bin, using porta potty or entering barn.  

When outside of your home, practicing social distancing by keeping two meters (six feet) away from one another is something we can all do to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Stay home and away from others if you have cold or flu symptoms

If you are at greater risk (over the age of 60 or with underlying medical conditions), be informed of your risk, think through your risk tolerance and take extra precautions.

  • Cost:  $10 Per Dog (pups under 6 months Free)   

  • Online Bookings; $5 or $10 Training Area Reservation Fee applies (except Drop In's / 1 Hour Bookings / T7) 

  • Online Bookings Additional Training Areas; Add $5 per dog per Training Area / $5 or $10 Reservation Fee applies (except Drop In's / 1 Hour Bookings / T7)

  • Drop In's; Reservation Fees and Additional Dog Fees do not apply (Use White Board in Barn)

 

BEFORE ARRIVING;

  • You must be a current member of one of the following local clubs to train on the property; UIRC or PRHRC or SCHRC or VIRC or FPOTC or VIPEG for insurance purposes.  For contact links to these clubs please visit our Events Page. 

SIMPLE RULES TO FOLLOW; 

  1. Before training everyone must sign a current 2020 Swamp Dog Farm Waiver (available on website  (email signed copy to swampdogfarm@shaw.ca) or in Barn, leave signed copy in binder.

  2. The farm is open for Training or Club Events only.  Being a member of a local club (listed above) meets our insurance requirements.   For safety reasons all dogs must be kept on leash and / or under control when not working.  No fun off leash walks / runs permitted.  Please air dogs individually and in designated areas during Events or Club training days.  

  3. Poop and scoop is mandatory.  Garbage bin located by barn. 

  4. No bird disposal on the property.

  5. Please make sure to pick up all your training gear, flags & tape.  Farmer's will appreciate.  

  6. No Driving in Fields unless it is a clearly marked seasonal road in the summer to access a training area.  In the wet season keep all wheels on the gravel.  If you make a rut, please fix it! 

  7. Leave access for farm vehicles to areas including across bridge when parking.  

  8. Have a training plan and have FUN training!

 

ARRIVAL;

  • Before arrival email transfer training fees and reservation fees to swampdogfarm@shaw.ca or pay at Barn using the envelopes in the mailbox (please write name on envelope). 

 

DROP IN'S - DAY OF TRAINING; $10 Per Dog / No Reservation Fee / No Additional Dog Fee

  • Always check the calendar on this website for Training Areas that have been booked.  They will have been booked 24 hrs in advance and will show up on the calendar. 

  • Use the White Board in the Barn to book your Training Area(s) - Write your name, Training Area, start and finish time.  What has not been reserved on the calendar can be used on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Day of training drop in's (individuals or groups) may use up to 2 Training Areas that haven't been reserved without any reservation fees and no additional dog fees. 

  • Existing reservations (individuals or groups) may also use 1 additional Training Area that hasn't been reserved without any reservation fees or additional dog fees.  

TRAINING AREA MAP;  Scroll down and be familiar with the training boundaries before booking.  

RESERVATION FEES

  • $10 Reservation fee for 4 Hour bookings

  • $10 Reservation fee for 3 Hour bookings.

  • $5 Reservation fee for 2 Hour bookings

  • No reservation fee for 1 Hour bookings.  (T3 is not available for 1 Hour bookings). 

  • The Reservation fee will not be charged if you cancel or reschedule a min of 12 hours before the start time.   No shows without cancelling will loose booking privileges. 

BOOKING A GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL (5 dogs or less);

  • Online Booking 24 hrs to 30 days in advance. 

  • Book 1 Training Area for 1 -3 hours.  Please only book what you need.   

  • If you are part of this group and reserve additional Training Areas, additional reservation fees and dog fees apply

  • Reservation Fees apply (see above)

BOOKING A GROUP (Min 6 dogs);

  • Online Booking 24 hrs to 30 days in advance. 

  • Book 1 Training Area for 4 hours.   

  • If you are part of this group and reserve additional Training Areas, additional reservation fees and dog fees apply

  • $10 Reservation fee applies  (see above)

 

* NEW- BOOKING ADDITIONAL TRAINING AREAS ; 

  • Online Booking 24 hrs to 30 days in advance. 

  • Individuals and Groups that have booked a training area may book a 2nd or more (different) Training Area for an overlapping or additional 1-4 hours. 

  • For each additional training area, the Reservation fee applies except for 1 hour bookings and T7.  

  • For each additional training area a $5 per dog fee applies. 

 

SPECIAL REQUESTS; 

  • Contact Swamp Dog Farm

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY;

  • If you are not comfortable using the online booking system or run into technical difficulty.  Just drop us a note a swampdogfarm@shaw.ca to book your reservation.  Please give it a try, it probably will keep better track of the calendar then we can!  

ALL INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS WITH RESERVATIONS; 

  • Continue retriever training after your reservation as a Drop In for no additional dog fee.  In the future when it opens up -If you wish to train obedience on the same day in the barn or barn field, the obedience training fees will apply.  Make sure to check calendar for reservations.  

PARKING CAN BE CHALLENGING;

  • For that reason we ask training groups to try to limit the number of vehicles to 6.  Please contact us if you need other parking arrangements.   

Thank you for your support and Happy Training

Swamp Dog Farm    

  • Make sure to visit our Events page for upcoming Retriever opportunities and Local Clubs' contact info.

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