Event Details

This event is running from 4 September 2020 until 6 September 2020. It is next occurring on 09/04/2020 7:00 am


**TEST IS FULL**

To be put on a waiting list, do one of the following:

  • Online wait list entry: Email a completed NAVHDA Test Entry Form to the Test Secretary.  If you get moved into test you will be provided payment instructions.
  • US Mail wait list entry: Mail a completed NAVHDA Test Entry Form to The Test Secretary along with a check made out for the appropriate test fee.  (scroll down for payment info & fees)

Test Secretary:  

Volunteers to Arrive by 6:30am

Handlers to Arrive by 7:00am for Judge’s meeting & test instructions


NOTE THAT DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS RELATED TO COVID-19

LUNCH OR BEVERAGES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY


Eligibility

All dogs entered in NAVHDA tests must be NAVHDA registered and you will need to know your dog’s NAVHDA registration number.  This can be found on your dog’s pedigree, or you can look it up online at the NAVHDA registry.

Dogs are eligible for Natural Ability testing up to and including the day they reach 16 months of age.  Dogs over 16 months may be run for evaluation and only if space is available.  No prize classification can be awarded to a dog run for evaluation regardless of the score attained.

Owner AND Handler must be NAVHDA International members and you will need to know their  NAVHDA membership number(s).  Look up your NAVHDA Number here.  If you are not a member of NAVHDA International, you can join here.


Entries

CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES AT THIS TIME

Test entries are limited and will be taken on a first come, first served basis, subject to the rules of eligibility stated above.  A test entry is a completed Official NAVHDA Test Entry Form accompanied by the correct test entry fee. No entry is in until the Test Secretary receives and confirms with you your completed entry form and payment (online payment or check.)

Click Here to be taken to NAVHDA Forms Express  Forms Express is where you can get the NAVHDA test entry form, Aims test rules, Registration & Membership info and more.


Online Payment Option: You will need to Download and Save to your device  a completed PDF version of an official NAVHDA test entry form. (See Forms Express link above)  PDF tips:  Please note that most internet browsers will not allow you to save pdf forms that you complete within a web page, so you will probably need to save the blank form onto your computer before filling it out. Also note that most mobile devices do not support fillable pdf files, so you will almost certainly need to do this on a laptop or desktop computer.

A handler may enter and run a maximum of two dogs per testing day.  This policy is in effect up to 10 days prior to the test date. At that time the handler may enter and run any number of dogs, subject to availability of test openings.

Mail-In Payment Option: Make checks payable to “Minnesota NAVHDA”.  Mail check AND completed NAVHDA test entry form to the Test Secretary.

Fees:  Natural Ability: $135.00            Utility Preparatory & Utility: $165.00

Test Secretary:  

Refund Requests must be made in writing to the Test Secretary (email is acceptable)

  • Refund less $30 handling fee if notice received by 7/21/2020
  • Refund less $30 handling fee if notice received  between 7/22/2020 and 8/21/2020, and ONLY if test slot is filled from waiting list.
  • No refund for notices received after 8/21/2020
  • Click Here for the full Minnesota Chapter Test Refund Policy, including medical exceptions.

Questions?  Contact the Test Secretary


The following motels have accepted dogs in prior years.  Please verify when you book your room.

Forest Lake Motel Hwy 61 south of US Hwy 8 Forest Lake, MN 651-464-4077
AmericInn Motel Hwy 35 Exit 131 Forest Lake, MN (651) 464-1930
Country Inn and Suites of Forest Lake Hwy 35 Exit 131 Forest Lake, MN 651-982-9799
Best Western White Bear Country Inn 4940 N Hwy 61 White Bear Lake, MN 651-429-5393

Please remember motel manners.  No dogs on beds or furniture.  No dogs left alone in rooms.  Carry baggies to clean up grounds after your dog.  No dog baths in rooms.  We want to maintain our good relationship with these motels.