Heartland NAVHDA conducts monthly training
sessions. Please check the calendar frequently
for locations and times. Usually these sessions are organized around a
theme such as steadiness or the trained retrieve. Of course, you are also free
to work on whatever skills that you or your dog need to develop.
The following are the requirements to participate in Heartland
NAVHDA training days:
must be vaccinated including Kennel Cough
puppies less than 16 weeks/4 months
The Chapter has many experienced dog trainers who will be happy to
make their expertise available to you. Additionally, there will be a variety of
training aids (remote bird launchers, backing silhouettes, etc.) available for
your use at the session.
Tracey Nelson is the Heartland NAVHDA Training
Director. Please contact Tracey (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any suggestions,
comments or requests!
The Chapter will have birds available for training. We charge only
our costs for the birds; the Chapter will provide the required training bird
tags. We ask only that you contact our Bird Stewards (see below) and reserve
the number and type of birds you will need.
In Nebraska, no hunting license is required for dog training (Nebraska Game & Parks /
pg 10). If another location is to be used, that information will be posted
on the Calendar of Events.
To reserve quail, pheasants, and/or ducks for training, contact
our Bird Stewards.
As always when attending our events, your dogs need to be leashed, tied
out or in a crate when not in the field and vaccinations up-to-date. Be
courteous to the other members and let common sense be the rule.
Regardless of how well your buddy is mannered at home, other dogs, strange
smells and different people can make him/her forget how obedient they are
normally. Additionally, our event sites do have busy roads
surrounding each area.