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Sun, Jun 12



Club Picnic & Dryland Water Training

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Time & Location

Jun 12, 2022, 12:00 PM

Lakeville, 19300 Ritter Pkwy Trail, Lakeville, MN 55044, USA


About the event

It's time for our Annual Picnic and Dryland Water Training! This year we will be having our Picnic at Ritter Farm Park in Lakeville. Due to Covid-19 and in an effort to keep everyone safe we are asking everyone to bring their own food (i.e. bag lunch), cooler if you need to keep your lunch cool, face masks, a chair for yourself, water gear and a crate for your dog(s). PWDCTC will provide bottled water and soda.

Ritter Farm Park has a large shady grassy area off a lake with the pavilion in the middle. There's a trail that also goes along the lake as well. It's very reedy shoreline so no lake access but we should have plenty of space for dry land training. There is a really nice pavilion with 2 grills, 3 sets of outlets and about 5 picnic tables. There's a portable toilet right next to the pavilion. No water or bathroom building. 

Club merchandise will be on hand for purchase. If you don't see your size or color, we can order it! Long lines and other water training equipment will also be available.

All dogs should be on a leash or long line when working. Dogs not working should be on a leash no longer than 6 feet or kept in a crate. No Flexi Leads please.

 Dryland Water Training 

The PWDCTC dryland water training is for all club member dogs to get a head start on water training. There will be no boats and no lake, so we will work on dryland skills that will transfer to the water. If you have any specific skills that you would like to work on, please email Karen Derr or Kristi Portugue to let them know.

  • Experienced club members will be available to advise novice handlers on how to teach your dog the various elements of each exercise.
  • Bring your own water gear, or use practice gear we provide.
  • Gear will be available for sale if you would like to make a purchase.
  • For information on PWDCA water work and water trials, please visit the PWDCA website water work page.

We also may have a few nosework hides for our experienced handlers to get a little practice in. Note: We will not be doing a workshop or clinic for nosework at the picnic.

 Date & Time: 

Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:00 – 3:30 pm



Ritter Farm Park 19300 Ritter Trail Lakeville, MN 55044


Schedule: (approximate times) 

12:00pm Arrive & Set up 12:15pm - 1:00pm Dryland Water Training 1:00pm Lunch (anytime really!) 2:30pm General meeting   3:00pm Clean-up



Free for members


Any Questions? 

Contact Kristina O.


Water gear to bring: 

  • Long line
  • Harness
  • Retrieving dummy
  • High value training treats --- something special for water training

 Other things to bring: 

  • Food for yourself
  • Chair
  • Hat & Sun Screen
  • Crate
  • Water dish & water for your dog
  • Poop bags
  • 6 ft. leash

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