Winds of Change coming for MSDA’s Flushing Dog Program

We are incredibly happy that our Training Days for Flushing Dogs have become very popular. However, the sessions filled up so quickly that we are looking at ways to accommodate more dogs and to address the wide range of upland skills needed against the experience of our handlers and dogs. For starters, we will be running two distinctly different “groups”: the Skill Building group will assist handlers and their dogs to develop and refine the skills needed to run spaniel hunt tests at Junior and beginning Senior levels and/or to develop a well-trained flushing/hunting dog. A second group, the Advanced Work group, will be strictly practice for master-level experienced handlers. We are also developing a Field Obedience class for newbies and novices, possibly starting in May. More information on that should be available soon.

For much more information on MSDA’s Flushing Dog Program and specific plans for 2024, visit