Pinelandís Retriever Club Of New Jersey
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ABOUT US The "Pinelands Retriever Club" is based out of Southern New Jersey. The club was founded to help serve the needs of all of its members regardless of what level of training they are working toward with their retriever. It is the intention of the Pinelands Retriever Club to be well-rounded in its membership and functions. We have activities for the hunting retriever, hunt test participants as well as field trial competitors. Throughout the year, the club hosts activities to promote family participation where everyone involved can just have fun together. We have activities for all levels of retrievers from puppy to advanced. We offer our members the following: Training Sessions Club Trials Picnic Trials Gun Dog Stakes These events will give everyone an opportunity to work their dogs on shot flyers and to provide help in training their retrievers. We also hope to provide a social atmosphere at the end of the day. The objectives of the club are: To promote the training of pure-bred dogs Disseminate knowledge regarding retriever field training Conduct classes for the training of dogs and their families Encourage the training of judges Hold and support field trials and hunting tests under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club Promote cooperation and good sportsmanship among its members in the training and exhibition of dogs We are an AKC sanctioned club, able to hold our own hunt tests and field trials. This will give everyone an opportunity to participate in these events without having to travel long distances. Club Code of Conduct The Pinelands Retriever Club of New Jersey, Inc., as a sanctioned AKC club, follows a code of conduct that is in line with that of the American Kennel Club.  As outlined in our Constitution and By-Laws, and with everyone’s signature on their Membership Application, as a club member you have agreed to the following: To promote the training of pure-bred dogs Disseminate knowledge regarding retriever field training Conduct classes for the training of dogs and their handlers Encourage the training of judges Hold and support field trials and hunting tests under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club Promote cooperation and good sportsmanship among members in the training and exhibition of dogs. Along with our own objectives, the AKC notes the following in the Regulations & Guidelines for AKC Hunting Tests for Retrievers Amended August 2011: Chapter 1, Section 22.  Unsportsmanlike Conduct. (A)  It shall be deemed unsportsmanlike conduct if a person during the running of or in connection with an event abuses or harasses a Judge or official or any other person present in any capacity at the event. (B)  Any person who displays unsportsmanlike conduct or who is seen to kick, strike, or otherwise roughly manhandle a dog while on the grounds of a Hunting Test at any time during an event, shall be expelled from the test… Sportsmen welcome, encourage, and support newcomers to the sport. Sportsmen refuse to embarrass the sport, the American Kennel Club, or themselves while taking part in the sport. Be mindful of these codes of conduct when attending an AKC sanctioned event or a Pinelands Retriever Club event. Offer assistance to others before giving assistance.  Everyone has their way of training and might not welcome advice. Dogs are dogs and under no circumstances is it acceptable to use excessive force on a dog in a training environment. If there are any issues that arise at training days or at AKC Hunting Test events, please make an officer, board member, training day coordinator, or Hunt Test committee member aware of an issue so it can be handled properly.  If everyone treats everyone and their dogs with respect, we can get the most out of the activities we are involved in and have fun with our dogs, which is what it is all about. We are an AKC sanctioned club, able to hold our own hunt tests and field trials. This will give everyone an opportunity to participate in these events without having to travel long distances. If you need more information, please contact Joe Eschert 856-694-2849, Karen Deman 609-965- 1942 or Andrea Kinsler 302-836-4242. Our Membership Form can also be printed from our website and brought to the training session or mailed to us. We hope you will support the Pinelands Retriever Club and help us become a successful club.
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