Positive Reinforcement Obedience Class This indoor class is for people who are new handlers or new to a positive reinforcement approach with dogs 12 weeks to 12 months old. It will focus on basic skills a young dog should know before heading to the field.  A positive reinforcement (clicker & treats) approach will be used to teach … Continue reading “Wednesday Evening 8 week Summer Positive Reinforcement Class-Stillwater”

**NOTE**  The chapter is also holding a UPT & UT test the same days/times and location of this clinic.   These are separate Events, and you cannot sign up for both.*** This year’s Clinic will be led by Senior Judge Blaine Carter from Maine Scroll down for ONLINE Registration/Payment form The AIMS & RULES CLINIC (formerly … Continue reading “2022 NAVHDA AIMS & RULES CLINIC-June 4th & 5th-Hugo, MN”

This One Hour Class will cover important characteristics of Versatile Dogs and NAVHDA principles like Nose, Cooperation, Desire, Search, Pointing. We will also go over the segments of the Natural Ability Test and offer some handling tips. The MOCK Natural Ability Test and OPEN Training Day will immediately follow this Class.    Any chapter member … Continue reading “July 30th, VERSATILE DOG 101-Search, Point, Track, Swim”

To become a fully “finished” gun dog, a dog needs Obedience.   What is Obedience?    This is where a line can be drawn between a dog’s Natural Ability and inherent Cooperation, and what the dog must learn from his Handler/Trainer.  Cooperation comes from Nature, Genetics and Good Breeding.  Obedience comes from MAN.  Obedience is the actions … Continue reading “July 30th VERSATILE DOG 201-“Heel, WHOA, Fetch” & Utility Test Demonstrations”

**REGISTRATIONS RESTRICTED TO CHAPTER MEMBERS SIGNED UP FOR NATURAL ABILITY TESTS IN AUGUST & SEPTEMBER**  (Confirmed entrants will receive an invitation in early May.) This MOCK Natural Ability test will give handlers the opportunity to expose themselves and their dogs to all the segments of the Natural Ability (NA) test. (Field search, Tracking, Water)  Live … Continue reading “July 30th MOCK Natural Ability Test-Kelley Farms-Hugo, MN-**RESTRICTED**”