Our training

  • Hunt Test Terminology
    Air Your Dog or Airing: A brief period before a test or training exercise to allow the dog to relieve itself, warm up, and get a feel for its surroundings. Blind: A...
  • Basic Handling Command Terminology
    Like all commands these are tailored to specific handler preference.   Back: Directional signal given to dog by handler. The handler arm & hand is raised vertically telling the dog to move...
  • Basic Supplies List
    12-Bumpers   Whistle   Duck Call   Flat Collar, no tags attached   Long Line Short length of hose, paint roller, or dowel – for Hold   Reward Treats   First Aid...
  • AKC Retriever Hunting Tests
    Click here to download the AKC rulebook. Visit their site here for more info....

FAQs

  • THRC Club Members Training Guidelines
    Please complete a THRC membership form and sign the waiver each year when you pay your dues. You will then receive a membership tag to hang from your car mirror. This will help the staff at Springhill/Borderline to identify club...
  • GUIDELINES FOR SUMMER TRAINING (May-Sept.1st) On BORDERLINE PLANTATION
    It is a privilege for members of THRC to train on Borderline Plantation thanks to the generosity of Sallie Sullivan. We ask that you respect her wishes and abide by the following guidelines: 1-  Only The Training Pond (The Field...
Dog training resources

Here are a few of our favorite training sites.