Welcome and 2021 Kick Off

Welcome to the Platte Valley Retriever Club official website.  As dark goose season starts to wind down, we’re heading into another dog training season.  What are your goals for this year?  Are you starting a new pup?  Looking to make the big leap from Started to Seasoned?  Getting ready to run Finished and earn that Championship?  Or maybe things just got a little loose during hunting season?  Regardless of where you are at in your training, if you live along the Colorado Front Range or Eastern Plains and your goal is a better hunting dog then PVHRC is for you.

Make sure to check out the Calendar section of the website.  We’re hoping to be back closer to normal this year and we have a full slate of training days planned.  For all you upland hunting aficionados we’ll be starting off with an upland training day on February 27.  And we’ll be doing the Started dog class again this year in conjunction with training days starting on March 20.  If you’re new to training or just starting out with a new pup, take advantage of those classes.  They provide good information and are also a good way to start meeting folks and getting involved with the club.  Lastly, circle June 26 on your calendar.  That will be the date of our annual picnic/auction.  It’s a big fundraiser for the club, but more importantly, a good time — and again, a way to meet others and be involved.  Hope to see everyone there.

Have you paid your annual membership dues yet?  If not, you can do so online now.  It’s never been easier.  Go to the Membership page and scroll to the bottom to pay via Paypal. 

Also, watch this space over the next several weeks as we will be featuring parts from a written series by Rich Carpenter titled:  Pups: Thinking Finished from The Very Beginning.  It was originally posted in the club newsletter several years ago, but we’ll be reposting it here as it is well worth the read!

Good luck with the last few weeks of hunting season.  I look forward to seeing everyone out training soon.

Joe Olson, PVHRC President