There will be seven handler’s clinics on Scugog Island through this spring and summer. If you haven’t attended one before, they’re a great opportunity to work with experienced NAVHDA trainers and your dog in realistic field conditions. We’ll have birds (see below for details)

It’s important to note that attending a couple of these sessions isn’t going to give you a trained dog—that is not their purpose. These clinics are geared above all to training handlers. We’ll be able to assess where your dog is at and provide you with advice, feedback and training tips. If you want your dog to perform well in NA or Utility tests, you’ll have to put in time on your own outside these sessions.

Training Dates  will be determined and posted shortly for 2023

Training begins promptly at 8am

Sign up for training by emailing to reserve a spot. We will not be able to welcome spectators for these sessions.

The training sessions are FREE to Toronto NAVHDA members

Chukars are available for $13 each by specifying number of birds needed during training sign up. Three bird plants are standard practice for field work, a fourth bird will be available if needed.

Google maps link for the training clinic location:

Training Coordinates: 44°12’15.2″N 78°51’49.2″W

Google maps link for water training location

Water coordinates: 44°12’58.3″N 78°52’01.7″W

At the field location, you must park in the lot when you turn in or you could get a ticket from MNR.

What to bring:

  • Dog crate
  • Plenty of water
  • Leash and check cord
  • Whistle
  • Blaze Orange Hat and/or Vest
  • Bug repellent
  • Cash for any birds you’ve ordered
  • Completed and signed “Release Waiver,” available below:

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