CGS Novice (with Special Puppy award) and Open AV Retriever Working Test

The following narrative was kindly received from the Novice winner, Mr Steve Potter:

‘Both dog and handler had an excellent time at the CGS Novice test. Jennifer and team did an excellent job organising the day which flowed smoothly, even with a large field of entrants. There was a good variety of tests which allowed a broad set of gundog skills to be displayed. The judges all had a smile on their face which as a Novice handler certainly helps settle a few nerves! I was very surprised (and certainly delighted to win) and would like to thank everyone who has helped me improve my handling and training knowledge at CGS sessions. The estate owners and keeping team also need a great deal of thanks for letting us commandeer a section of the estate for the day, not to mention the access required over prior days to set the tests up.’