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NEW-PEN-DEL WATER TRAINING AT BLUE MARSH LAKE 2017

NEW-PEN-DEL WATER TRAINING AT BLUE MARSH LAKE 2017 

We are, once again, offering an opportunity for club members and friends to water train at Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport, PA (Reading area). We have scheduled sessions at the Old Church Road area of the facility from 8 am – 12 pm on the following dates:

Sunday, June 4

Sunday, June 11

Cancelled Sunday June 18 (due to Paws n Claws event on Saturday at Round Valley)

Sunday, June 25

Sunday, July 9

Sunday, July 16

Sunday, July 23

Sunday July 30

Sunday August 6*** ( this date is reserved at Blue Marsh but it is the same weekend as CNC water tests and it will be announced if this session will stand, be cancelled or rescheduled)

The early time is necessary to allow us to set up in this public area of the park and have use of the area before the recreational park visitors arrive for normal weekend use.

This area of the Park has easy access to the parking lot, picnic tables, portable rest rooms and some shade. There is no charge for entrance.

If you are interested in attending please contact Andi Ottey at 610-304-3159 (cell) or andiaho@aol.com

To facilitate organization we are asking that people please call to let us know you are coming and the approximate time.  If the weather is questionable please call the above cell number before 7 am if you have not been contacted about cancellation via the communication list. 

Also, if possible, we are asking that after you are finished working with your dog that you stay to help the next person with their dog if needed. This will ensure that we have enough helpers for all who attend and it is also a good way to learn..

Additional Information

This activity is for dogs and owners of all experience levels or NO experience level who are interested in teaching their dogs the NCA water test exercises.

Dogs must be on lead (and under control) or crated and away from the immediate

training area unless it is their turn and they are actively working in the water. NPD

safety policy will be in effect. Details of policy on www.newpendelnewfclub.com

There is plenty of room to easily observe off the shoreline area. 

Things to bring:

Fresh water for your dogs and you. Training treats, a long lead, foot

protection (water shoes or old sneakers), a life jacket (required) to wear while working

with dogs in the water, and a bumper or similar item for your dog to retrieve. If you have

additional water training equipment please label it and bring it along.

Please clean up after your dog.

There is no food available but feel free to bring your own snacks and/or picnic lunch.

***** Please note that a USCG life jacket must be worn when on board a boat (or other watercraft device) while working with the group. The PA Fish & Boat Commission may fine any operator who mans a boat on which there is not a USCG wearable life jacket on board and readily accessible for each passenger or for any child under the age of twelve who is not wearing a USCG approved life jacket.

 

Directions to Site: The main park address is: Blue Marsh Lake

1268 Palisades Drive

Leesport, PA 19533

610-376-6337

We will be using the Old Church Road area of the Park which is approximately 3-4 miles west of Palisades Drive.

Directions: From the South, East and West: take the PA Turnpike (I- 276 which becomes I-76) to the PA-10/I-76 exit, exit #298 towards Morgantown/Reading, Merge onto the Morgantown

Expressway. Take the US-422W exit, exit #11B, on the left towards Reading. Take the US- 222 N exit on the left, take PA route 183 North exit; follow 183 past the Palisades Drive entrance to Old Church Road. (There is a blue sign for Clover Hill Winery and a sign for Robesonia near the turn off for Old church road)  Enter the first parking lot on the left.

From the North: Take I -78 to US 222 South (exit #54A) to PA 183 towards the Reading airport.

Follow 183 N past the Palisades Drive entrance to Old Church Road. Enter the first parking lot on the left.

Paws & Claws Raffle special prize

Paws & Claws Raffle

We are raffling off A SPECIAL PRIZE To help you with water training: A Brand New Water Training Kit from Dog Works.

Tickets:

$5.00 for 5 tickets

$10.00 for 12 tickets

$20.00 for 25 tickets

*Due to NJ State and Park laws, tickets can NOT be sold on site during the event in the park*

Place your ticket order on your Paws & Claws registration.

Pick your tickets up at the registration table when you sign in.

Prize will be on display on site at the registration table.

Winners will be drawn during lunch.

PAWS ‘N’ CLAWS –Saturday, JUNE 17, 2017

PAWS ‘N’ CLAWS –Saturday, JUNE 17, 2017

FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM NOW!

PLEASE NOTE MID JUNE DATE- RESPOND NOW!

Come and enjoy a fun-filled day in the water with your Newf(s) and your good friends. A NEW AREA AT Round Valley Reservoir, in Lebanon, NJ will be our site this year

THE ACCESS TO THE WATER IS MORE GRADUAL AND THE SWIMMING AREA IS LESS ROCKY, BUT THERE IS NO SHADE, SO PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THE COMFORT OF YOU AND YOUR DOG.       

There is no on site source of drinking water, other than the lake. There is water and a real restroom facility a bit of a drive down the road and a porta potty near our site.   The reservoir has lots of water access so there will be lots of water time throughout the morning and afternoon sessions. We will have several stations where handlers can learn how to teach their dogs various water exercises, both in and out of the water. As always, a team of qualified instructors will be on hand to assist with the training of dogs and owners. In the afternoon, we will be awarding     “Guppy, Tadpole, or Frog Certificates” for beginner Newfs who take to the water and achieve each level. These are simple tests that require little or no advance training. The park also has lots of trails in the woods for everyone to enjoy- there are some playground areas down the road as well- come have fun!

We are continuing the tradition of offering everyone the opportunity to enjoy the fun with their dogs

(the paws), while finishing the day with a lobster tail (the claws) and/or steak feast. This is a day worth the trip no matter which activity you prefer!! All those interested in participating are welcome to attend. We guarantee a fun time to all, whether you are training a dog, just want to enjoy a fun day with your Newfies, or are looking for good company and a great dinner. We promise outstanding meals, with burgers and dogs for lunch, and the traditional surf and turf at dinner! Don’t miss them!!! Due to ordering needs you MUST pre-register so please see the attached registration sheet for menus and costs and send them in PROMPTLY to beat the deadline!

THE PARK HAS AN ENTRY FEE FOR ALL VEHICLES- $10 FOR NJ PLATES, $20 FOR OUT OF STATE PLATES-THE CLUB WILL EQUALIZE THIS WITH A $10 REFUND FOR OUT OF STATERS WITH RECEIPT AT CLUB CHECK- IN. THE DOG REGISTRATION FEE HAS BEEN REDUCED DUE TO SITE ENTRY FEE AS WELL.

 There are limitations on raffles and sales on site at the state park but there is a SPECIAL ITEM

BEING RAFFLED THROUGH PRE- PURCHASED TICKETS- A DOG WORKS WATER TEST KIT. YOU

MUST PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS. SEE THE FLYER AND INCLUDE TICKET PURCHASE WITH

REGISTRATION- TICKETS WILL BE HANDED OUT WITH REGISTRATION

PLEASE BRING PROTECTIVE FOOTWEAR, A LIFE JACKET & A FETCH

ITEM (A BUMPER OR TOY FOR RETRIEVING)

YOUR DOG(S) MUST BE ON LEASH, FLEXI-LEADS ARE ALLOWED FOR TRAINING PURPOSES ONLY

Events Schedule:

8:45-9:15am Sign In

9:30am Each handler/dog team will rotate through several training stations, each working on a different aspect of water training

Noon-ish

Lunch (Grilled Burgers and Dogs)

1:00pm

Back to Informal Training stations

Guppy, Tadpole, or Frog Tests

4:00pm

Free Swim for dogs

5:00-7:00pm       Lobster and/or Steak Dinner

 SEE THE FLYER ABOUT THE SPECIAL PRE- PURCHASED RAFFLE TICKETS FOR A DOG WORKS WATER TEST KIT

 Park Address:

1220 Lebanon-Stanton Rd., Lebanon, NJ 08833

From West on Rte. 78E    

: Take Exit 18 (Route 22 East), follow signs to the park. Use the

main entrance and follow PAWS N CLAWS signs.

From East on Rte. 78W    

: Take Exit 20A to Route 22 West, follow signs to the park. Use

​   the main entrance and follow PAWS N CLAWS signs.

Questions?? Call Lea Johnson (908) 303-7419 or e-mail at

dogsandgoats@yahoo.com

PAWS ‘N’ CLAWS

JUNE 17, 2017—REGISTRATION FORM

Lunch Menu

Pre-Registration is Required!!!!

Burgers/Dogs/Veggie burgers

Salad/Dessert/Beverage

A Donation of either Salad or Dessert for either meal is greatly appreciated!! meal, is

Dinner Menu —- Adult

Lobster/Steak/ Corn on the Cob (if possible)

Salad/Dessert/Beverage

 

Dinner Menu —- Children

Hot Dogs/Hamburgers/Grilled Chicken

 

DEADLINE: JUNE 14, 2017

Return this form to: Lea Johnson (908) 534-5410

17 Forty Oaks Rd., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

 

NAME_________________________________PHONE______________________

ADDRESS______________________CITY____________STATE_____ZIP_____

DOG’S NAME_________________________________________AGE___________

__________________________________________AGE___________

__________________________________________AGE___________

Your dog’s experience level:

On Land obedience work? ____Yes ____No

If Yes, ____Basic ____Novice ____Advanced

Has your dog been swimming before? ____Yes ____No

Can your dog hold and carry or retrieve a fetch object? ___Yes ___No

Did you attend any of the land-based water workshops? _______

Are you entering the Guppy, Tadpole, Frog Test? ______which dog?_____

____ # Dogs @ $5.00

____ # Lunches @ $7.00 specify: ____Burgers ____ Dogs____Veggie

____ # Surf & Turf Dinner @ $35.00 well done___medium___rare___

____ # Adult Lobster Dinner @ $22.00

____ # Adult Steak Dinner @ $22.00 well done___medium___rare___

____ # Children’s Dinner @ $7.00____Burgers/Dogs or____Chicken

____ # RAFFLE TICKETS ($5 for 5, $10 for 12, $20 for 25)

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $________ CHECKS TO NEW-PEN-DEL!

 

I am able to bring a donation: _____salad ______dessert

New draft t-shirts for sale

NewPenDel Draft Test takes place April 8 & 9 at Brubaker Park,  Lancaster County, PA.  We have new draft t-shirts for sale at $20.00 each.  The club logo is embroidered on the left shoulder and the draft test silk screened on the back.  Sizes run small and begin with medium.  Colors for ladies are green and purple, mens med gray. They have been donated and all proceeds go to NPD Rescue.  You may buy them at the test or send a message through our website.