Last weekend (25/26 June) the FCRS put on Back to Basics with Phil Bruton . Everything was set up so the dogs of different stages of their training succeeded.
The first day exercises were to get dogs to know the ground more and different areas so that they could be tested further the next day. It was a very relaxed atmosphere with plenty of laughs. All the dogs showed improvement on the second day.
Phil explained how the exercises would be marked in an AV field trial and a working test and had us scoring each others attempts.