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Water Camp 2015

posted Apr 8, 2015, 6:37 PM by Chris Dostie   [ updated Oct 15, 2015, 6:03 PM ]

Please join PWDsNE for a long weekend packed with learning and training with a good helping of fun thrown in!  Find the workshop that best fits your current training needs. 

 Training will be at Ingallsides Recreation, Haigis Parkway, Scarborough, Maine.

1.     Advanced Camp:  Thursday & Friday, June 25/26

Two days working on the behaviors needed for the upper levels of PWD water work, Courier & Versatility.  We’ll work on things like go-outs, ball drops, send away, retrieve discrimination and go to shore as well as any trouble spots camp folks may be stuck on.  Teams signing up for this camp should have at least a PWDCA WWD title.  This camp will be limited to 8 teams. Your instructor for these 2 days will be Chris Dostie. 

2.     Intermediate Camp:  Saturday, June 27

This will be a full day of taking the behaviors needed to be successful at the beginner levels and moving them forward into the more advanced levels.  We’ll work on strengthening the retrieve with single, multi and beginning discriminatory retrieves, jumping, beginning go-outs and any particular trouble spots.  Teams signing up for this camp should have at least the basic water behaviors of swimming and retrieving.  This camp will be limited to 8 teams.  Your instructor  will be Chris Dostie.

3.    A La Carte Camp:  Thursday through Sunday

These days are for those who are not looking for the structured instruction of a workshop.  This group will be “on their own” to help each other with rowing, stewarding and training tips.  There will be a separate area set up for the use of this group and all teams will be expected to pitch in to help out.  The independent nature of this camp will require that all dogs be under complete control at all times.  This camp will be limited to 8 handlers.


Lunch and light morning refreshments will be provided Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

 Please print and fill out the following form and send it along with 

  a check made payable to PWDsNE to:

Chris Dostie, 261 Carding Machine Rd., Bowdoinham, ME 04008



____Advanced Camp, Thursday/Friday  $90/day or $160 camp


____Intermediate Camp, Sat.  $90/day


____A La Carte Camp, $45/day

Thursday _____  Friday_____  Saturday_____ Sunday_____


Dog’s name:___________________________________