Tejas Hunting Retriever Club

26 Years in the Making

2011 Tejas Training Days

Tejas Training Seminar

This amazing Seminar with Professional Trainer Steve Hendricks was very beneficial to each member that attended.  Thank you Steve for spending the day with us and sharing your wisdom.





Tejas strives to bring our members training opportunities in order to develop the hunting retriever skills of our dogs. This is an important part of promoting responsible waterfowl conservation for those who hunt and it affords many bonding experiences, with not only our dogs, but with other club members who join in this adventure.

Mary Manor Training Property Located in Katy













* Area of the Fall: the place where a bird has fallen after being thrown and the immediate area around the bird. This is the area where you want the dog to establish a hunt.

* Attrition: a method of teaching that relies on repeating a concept; the dog learns the lesson by doing it over and over until he does it correctly.

* Back: a command meaning "go" generally issued at the beginning of a blind retrieve to keep the dog traveling away from the handler and toward a marked or blind retrieve.

* Blind Retrieve: a retrieve that the dog did not see fall.  The dog is directed to the blind through the use of hand signals, whistle and/or voice commands.

* Blink: to refuse to pick up a bird after locating it.  The dog pauses next to it or stands over it, then leaves, acting as if he/she has never seen it.

* Break: when the dog leaves the handlers side before being sent.  Breaking is a bad thing and should be addressed if it occurs.

* Call Backs: a list of dogs remaining in the hunt test or field trial after each series is run.

*Cast: a handling signal given to a dog by the handler to go in a given direction.

* Cast Refusal: the dog refuses to respond to the direction or cast given by the handler.

* Cheat: to avoid an obstacle, such as water, tall grass.

* Cold Blind: a blind retrieve that the dog has never seen before and a blind before running any marks.

* Creeping: forward motion by a dog while marks are being thrown.  If the dog has crept too far, many judges will ask you to return your dog to the heel position before sending him/her.

* Diversion: a mark thrown or dry shot used to distract a dog from another mark or a blind.

* Double: a marking test in which two birds are thrown sequentially in two seperate locations.  In the upper levels you will see triples and quadruples.