Our first Working Test Workshops of the year took place Saturday 18th Feb. In the morning, Spaniel handlers were guided through all the stages of a Working Test and were given lots of time to develop their hunting and retrieving skills. In between runs we discussed rules and ways that handlers could strengthen any weaknesses.

It was then the turn of the retrievers, with another Workshops dedicated to getting handlers ready for their first Working Test. Novice Static retrieving scenarios were set up and handlers were again guided through every stage of the Test and how to approach each retrieve. Rules and judging criteria were discussed throughout the 3 hour Workshop which also included a section on Walk Ups.