Calendar of Events 2024

WATER TRIAL, JUNIOR AND APPRENTICE LEVELS

[WATER]

July 28, 2024, Bandshell location, Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA 

 

Entries open at 9 a.m. on June 17, 2024 and close at noon on July 12, 2024.

 

To register, please use this link:

 

app.perfdog.com/event/WJSZ3yTsvyJeXvcCv

 

 

JUNIOR AND APPRENTICE WATER TRAINING WORKSHOP

[WATER]

July 27, 2024, Bandshell location, Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA 

 

Dog-and-handler teams may train the day before the trial from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost will be $50 per team.

 

Please register for the workshop at:

 

https://perfdog.com

 

In this workshop we will go over the training principles, equipment and water trial rules that apply to the Junior and Apprentice levels. Participants will work in small groups to learn boat boarding, boat riding and retrieving. Swimming and underwater retrieves will also be practiced. There will be ample opportunity to train in the water. The workshop will take place at the site of the trial, so dogs entered in the Sunday, July 28 trial will be familiar with the setting.

 

We are thrilled that Judy Murray has agreed to conduct the workshop. Judy is an endorsed Obedience instructor and has taught basic and progressive classes for many years. She has led numerous water training workshops and is a PWDCA-approved water trial judge. Judy will be judging the water trial on Sunday.

 

What to bring: dog, crate, water harness, water equipment for the level you are working on, poop bags, water for your dog and yourself, and lots of high value treats. Optional: float coat for your dog.

 

Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Tents or other shade devices are recommended as there is little natural shade. PWDCA trial regulations require handlers to wear closed-toe shoes and a life jacket when in the water. We will have extra life jackets and equipment in case you do not have them, but bring your own shoes!

 

The Saturday workshop and the Sunday trial are separate events. You may attend the training workshop even if you will not be trialing. Likewise, you may register for the trial without attending the workshop.

 

In preparation, please be sure to read the current PWDCA Water Trail Manual at www.pwdca.org. Pay particular attention to pages 21-31, the section on the Junior and Apprentice exercises; also pages 16-17, which describe equipment used at the Junior and Apprentice levels, and pages 5-11, which outline procedures, general rules and regulations. If you need to purchase water work equipment, go to www.4MyPWD.com or the Keystone website, www.kpwdc.wildapricot.org.

 

Participants coming from a distance may want to spend the night nearby. Hotel suggestions are listed in the water trial Premium, which is available on Perfdog.com. We are using Perfdog to manage registration and payment of all entries. Enter online and pay with a credit card. The non-refundable Perfdog administration fee is not included in the registration fee.

 

Registration opens on June 17, 2024 and closes on July 12, 2024. Entries and extras (meals, parking etc.) may be cancelled or changed online prior to the closing date, with refunds (less the Processing Fee per entry) available to keep as Perfdog credit, refund to credit card, or mail via check (less a $3 check fee). Entries and extras may be cancelled online after the closing date, but no refunds will be given.

 

Questions? Please get in touch with Louann Tracy at  Oakhillpwd@gmail.com.

 

 

WATER PRACTICE DAY

[WATER]

May 5, 2024, H.R. Collins Farm, Mount Airy, MD

 

Ahead of water trial season, there will be a practice day at Elle Ringwalt's pool in Mount Airy, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reserve a time slot, please register using this link:

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040C44A8A92AAB9-49197285-pool

 

Blue Crab Cluster Supported Entry

[CONFORMATION | OBEDIENCE | RALLY]

March 28 - March 31, 2024, Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA

 

The Chesapeake Virginia Dog Fanciers Association, the Kennel Club of Anne Arundel, and the Southern Maryland Kennel Club will host five days with six All Breed Dog Shows, four Obedience trials (W, Th, Fri, Sa), and 6 Rally trials (W-2, Th-2, Fri-2, Su-2). 

 

We have Supported Entries with Sweepstakes at the SMKC shows on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Watch for the premium at the Jim Rau Superintendent site.

 

Entries open on February 13 and close March 15 at Noon.

DelMarVa "No Water" Water Workshop

[WATER]

February 10, 2024 Oriole Dog Training Club, Halethorpe MD

 

It's too cold to get in the water, so we'll be working on land training techniques to get ready for the 2024 Water Trial season.

 

Beginner Dog/Handler Teams, 9 am to Noon

Advanced Dog/Handler Teams, 1 pm to 4 pm

 

Registration ($30) at PerfDog

 

Calendar of Events 2023

2023 DelMarVa Water Trials Premium
Get the details on the trial, along with entry information.
DelMarVa Water Trial 2023 final.pdf
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Keystone PWDC Water Trial

[WATER]

September 16-17, 2023

Codorus State Park, Hanover, Pennsylvania

 

Our neighbors to the North have scheduled a water trial at a popular site within easy driving distance. Visit their website for additional information.

PWDCA National Specialty

[WATER | CONFORMATION | OBEDIENCE | RALLY | AGILITY | SCENT WORK]

August 25-September 1, 2023

Albany, Oregon

 

Visit the Specialty Website.

Blue Crab Cluster Supported Entry

[CONFORMATION | OBEDIENCE | RALLY]

March 29 - April 2, 2023 Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA

 

The Chesapeake Virginia Dog Fanciers Association, the Kennel Club of Anne Arundel, and the Southern Maryland Kennel Club will host five days with six All Breed Dog Shows, four Obedience trials (W, Th, Fri, Sa), and 6 Rally trials (W-2, Th-2, Fri-2, Su-2). 

 

We have Supported Entries with Sweepstakes at the SMKC shows on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Watch for the premium at the Jim Rau Superintendent site.

 

Entries open on February 13 and close March 15 at Noon.

DelMarVa "No Water" Water Workshop

[WATER]

March 4, 2023 Oriole Dog Training Club, Halethorpe MD

 

It's too cold to get in the water, so we'll be working on land training techniques to get ready for the 2023 Water Trial season.

 

Beginner Dog/Handler Teams, 9 am to Noon

Advanced Dog/Handler Teams, 1 pm to 4 pm

 

Registration ($30) at PerfDog

 

Southern Splash Water Trial

[WATER]

July 15-16, Raleigh, NC

 

Our neighbors to the south, the Movers and Shakers PWD Club of the Carolinas will hold their annual Southern Splash Water Trial.

 

Visit MoversAndShakers.org for more details.

Blue Ridge Splash Water Trial

[WATER]

September 23-24, Observation Knob, Bristol, TN

 

DelMarVa and Movers and Shakers will host a trial at the site of the 2024 National Specialty. Check back for more details.

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