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Chapter training activities are for you and your dog. In the short time that we may work with your dog, our focus is actually on showing you how to train your dog so that you can progress together in achieving your training goals. Dogs have tremendous capacity to learn – we just have to figure out how to communicate to them what we want. The ultimate goal is for dog and handler to function as a team when hunting and to enjoy being together whatever the activity. Training sessions are also a great place to meet other members with common training goals who might join you in future dog training activities.

Monthly Training Days

Organized training days are typically held the last Saturday of each month March through July with the focus being on working with young dogs, e.g. introduction to birds, searching, and holding point, primarily activities evaluated in the Natural Ability Test.  However, all dogs are welcome at training days where experienced trainers can answer questions, demonstrate training techniques and suggest means of solving any training problems you may be having. To participate in the training day, birds need to be purchased/arranged ahead of time.

Training Birds

Most of our training with young dogs is done with quail (searching, pointing, re-locating) and pheasants (tracking).  We require you to purchase a training package to participate in the training day. The training package will provide all the quail contact and pheasant tracking a young dog can handle at a single session.  Cost is $20 for the package.  Quail are also usually available for sale @ $4. If there is sufficient demand we will try to locate chukars for field training and ducks for Duck Search preparation for the UPT and UT tests. 

Additional Training Activities

In addition to the monthly training days, we hold at least one Duck Search training day for UPT and UT fall test entrants. The chapter is also organizing a series of training activities to address fundamental obedience elements so essential in training a dog to a high level of hunting performance. These are designed to make your dog a better hunting and personal companion and serve as a stepping stone to owners who wish to test their dogs at higher levels (UPT or UT).

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Upcoming Training Day Events

27
Apr
2019

April Training Day Registration 2019

04-27-2019 8:30 am -2:00 pm
Luckiamute Valley Pheasants
$20.00
April Training Day Registration 2019

The intent of training days is to impart you, the owner, the knowledge to train your VHD.  You are expected to participate in training days with your dog and continue working with your dog outside of training days.  If you do not, you will likely achieve unsatisfactory results at home, in the field, and at the test.

Great dogs take great investments in both time and monetarily.  The VHD community recognizes this and thanks you for your contribution and part in developing better VHD’s.  The VHD community could not and would not have the quality dogs we have today without YOU!

Testing provides invaluable information the community needs to continue to improve the VHD breeds in line with NAVHDA’s values, purpose, and goals.  If you have no intent on testing, that is your prerogative.  We urge you to reconsider the value testing provides not only to you and your dog through the training process, but also provide breeders insight through testing.  Without you, we cannot improve the VHD!  Testing ultimately benefits you today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Individual Registration (One Dog) Group Registration (Multiple Dogs)

08
Jun
2019

Rattlesnake Aversion Clinic

06-08-2019 9:00 am -3:00 pm
$55 Members | $65 Non Members
Rattlesnake Aversion Clinic

CLINIC DETAILS:
Saturday June 8th, 2019

09:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Calkins Residence
13235 Southwest Bell Road
Sherwood, Oregon 97140-9053

29
Jun
2019

June Training Day Registration 2019

06-29-2019 8:30 am -2:00 pm
EE Wilson - Quinlan Rd
$20.00
27
Jul
2019

July Training Day 2019

07-27-2019 8:30 am -2:00 pm
$20.00