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 and behaviors man shapes into a dog to “finish” the dog into a complete hunting companion and teammate.
This course will start out in a classroom setting to discuss why Heeling, Steadiness (Whoa) and Retrieving are important not only in a NAVHDA test environment, but practical for real world hunting situations. We will then move to fields & ponds to demonstrate the different segments of the NAVHDA Utility Preparatory & Utility Tests. Sign up below, please.