Training Seminar in Virginia


Please Join Us for a Hands-On Seminar with Author and Dog Trainer Craig Doherty

February 1st and 2nd, 2020
Begins at 8:30 am each morning and ending at noon on Feb. 2nd

Craig Doherty is a regular contributor to Pointing Dog Journal and the author of Building a Grouse Dog. Craig has been training, hunting and field trialing for 30 plus years and has won numerous championships with his and his customers’ dogs.

The seminar will cover his approach to developing a dog from the whelping box to having a finished wild bird dog. All attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs and will have the opportunity for hands-on work.

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Event Details

Cumberland Plantation, 9007 Cumberland Road, New Kent, VA 23124. See lodging options attached. Moss Side Manor, Cedar Lane, and Moss Side Cottage are typically rented as an entire house. However, for this seminar, the rate may be split between individual room guests. Let Brandon know when registering if you are interested in staying in a room in one of these houses.

February 1-2, 2020; Craig will begin at 8:30 am each morning and end at noon on February 2.
Space is limited but if interest is high, Craig will consider coming back for another seminar possibly the following weekend.

$450/person (lunch included on February 1st)
$100 deposit required to confirm seat
16 spaces available
When making deposit please provide information regarding how many and what type(s) of bird dog(s) you will be bringing.

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Picking a puppy
  • Early training
  • The beginnings of formal yard work
  • Collar conditioning
  • Beginning bird work and introduction of guns and bells
  • Transitioning training from the yard and bird field to the woods
  • Working with older dogs and problem solvingIf interested in attending this seminar or would like additional information, please contact Brandon Johnson, Upland Manager for Cumberland Plantation, at 757.784.1626 or

Business Manager| McKenzie Gardner
email | phone | 804.514.2077

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Moss Side Manor
8501 New Kent Hwy, New Kent, VA 23124 Sleeps: 4
Number of Rooms: 2
Beds: 1x Queen | 2x Full

Cedar Lane
9040 New Kent Hwy, New Kent, VA 23124 Sleeps: 8
Number of Rooms: 4
Beds: 3x Queen | 2x Double

Moss Side Cottage
8335 New Kent Hwy, New Kent, VA 23124 Sleeps: 6
Number of Rooms: 3
Beds: 2x Queen | 1x Full

Carriage House
9007 Cumberland Road, New Kent, VA 23124
Sleeps: 6
Number of Rooms: 3
Beds: 3x Queen
Located on Main Cumberland Plantation Property. Each room has its own private entrance and master bathroom and is rented individually.

Rate Weekday | Weekend $170 | $175

$300 | $350

$170 | $175


$200/room | $225/room

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