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 larger scheduled training clinics or events.
Our scheduled training and exposure clinics will focus on general principles that members can build off of and formulate their own strategies and make connections with other members with similar goals. Volunteering at our testing and scheduled training events is also a great way to meet other members and get into smaller training groups.
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. For information on grounds passes, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Indoor Winter Training Courses
(Open to Chapter Members ONLY with recognized NAVHDA breeds)
- Versatile Dog 201 “Heel-WHOA!-Fetch” in Ham Lake, MN (January through April)
- Utility Preparatory Test Training Group-(January through May in Ham Lake and Hugo, MN)
- 10 Week “Positive Reinforcement” Training in Stillwater, MN (Mondays January 24th through March 28th)
2022 Outdoor Training Clinics/Events
- There are no Events scheduled at this time-Please check Back Soon. Outdoor Training Orientation Days are usually in late March/early April and Outdoor field training events/clinics begin in late April/early May, weather permitting. The full Training Calendar for the year is usually posted by March 1st.
Small Training Groups
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 and we will help support with access to birds & equipment. We have members that meet regularly at several different grounds locations starting as soon as the snow melts in the spring.
**We will try to help place people in small training groups, and will send out a survey in the late winter/spring for members who are looking for training help.**