Many of us can agree that one of the great things about NAVHDA is that it brings people together from all ages and stages of life who share a common passion for training our incredible dogs.

In Minnesota, we are fortunate to have a very welcoming, friendly chapter, where new members feel right at home next to the more “seasoned” handlers, trainers, and members.

Members Paula and Ruth recently organized a wonderful dinner at Mad Jack’s in Vadnais Heights to celebrate another great training season– and to celebrate trainer Mark Jacobs’s birthday.

Who’s more fun than a bunch of dog people? (No one, that’s who!).

A fun group of dog-loving people!

It’s always special to chat with NAVHDA youth members. Two energetic young members joined us at Mad Jack’s.

Something tells me Mark is extra nice to the kids!

What a good sport Mark was to don the party hat! We all enjoyed the chocolate cake Paula brought. Many thanks to Paula and Ruth for organizing the event.

Happy Birthday to Mark!

Here’s to a fantastic fall hunting season and to creating many more NAVHDA memories with NAVHDA friends, family, and dogs!

~Julia Arnold (and Sunny the Small Munsterlander), MN NAVHDA Members