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. This MOCK Natural Ability Test and OPEN Training Day will immediately follow this Class.    Any chapter member … Continue reading “April 30th VERSATILE DOG 101-Search, Point, Track, Swim”

**REGISTRATIONS RESTRICTED TO CHAPTER MEMBERS SIGNED UP FOR NATURAL ABILITY TESTS IN MAY & JUNE**  (entrants will receive an invitation after registering for the test and being confirmed entry.) 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. … Continue reading “April 30th MOCK Natural Ability Test-Kelley Farms-Hugo, MN-**RESTRICTED**”

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 “April 30th VERSATILE DOG 201-Heel, WHOA, Fetch”

**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. This 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”

**REGISTRATIONS RESTRICTED TO CHAPTER MEMBERS SIGNED UP FOR NATURAL ABILITY TESTS IN AUGUST & SEPTEMBER**  (entrants will receive an invitation after registering for the test and being confirmed entry.) 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. … Continue reading “July 30th MOCK Natural Ability Test-Kelley Farms-Hugo, MN-**RESTRICTED**”