The 2020 training season is in the works. A NAVHDA Handler's Clinic is one of the events in the planning stage. Stay tuned for updates...
setting up the poles for loose-leash heeling
The mission of the Black Hills Chapter is to teach our members how to train their own dogs. This is done through training sessions and clinics. The foundation and basics are covered in training, but most of the work will be done by the owner/handler, who builds on what is learned at training.
Handlers must be committed to their own training programs in order to be successful. Work with birds, in the field, and in the water outside of chapter training and clinics will be necessary to bring out the best in your hunting companion.
There are few things more rewarding than watching a hunting dog's "light come on." It's a wonderful thing when a well-bred pup begins to have confidence in its natural hunting ability, especially when you have been working with that pup. Train with a positive attitude. We do this because we love it!
2020 training dates to be announced
You are welcome to join us for one session of training without being a chapter member. Bird fees will apply.