Versatile dog training works best when small groups of like minded people with similar training goals can help each other with their training, and Minnesota NAVHDA  encourages members to form their own small training groups.  We have members that meet regularly at several different grounds locations starting as soon as the snow melts in the spring.

The chapter can be a resource for general training philosophies and supplying birds, equipment, and access to grounds, but due to the size of our membership, we cannot give every member the attention they may need at our scheduled primary training clinics or events.

Our larger primary training clinics will focus on general principles that members can build off of and formulate their own training strategies and make connections with other members with similar goals.  Volunteering at our primary testing and training events is also a great way to meet other members. 

You must be a NAVHDA Invitational member and a Chapter member to attend our primary training clinics and be in any chapter coordinated small group.  We are holding OPEN training and Introductory nights the 3rd Thursday of the month (April through August) at Kelley Farms, in Hugo, MN.  See our FULL CALENDAR.

Our small group training survey/questionnaire for the 2021 Training season closed on 3/31.  Members who completed the survey will be contacted in April about small group training.

To be on any of our training/testing grounds, you must have an annual pass, or be part of a chapter sponsored training event or  test.  These events will be marked with signs.  Watch for the Orange MNNAVHDA signs.

Annual Passes for Grounds:

Kelley Farms-Hugo:  contact your small group leader, or send an email to:

Four Brooks-Milaca/Onamia area