There will be six 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.
|April 10, 2021- CANCELLED due to Covid shutdown restrictions|
|May 8, 2021 – CANCELLED due to Covid shutdown restrictions|
|June 5, 2021|
|July 10, 2021|
|August 14, 2021|
|August 28, 2021|
Training begins promptly at 8am
Sign ups for these dates will be available one week in advance on the chapter’s website, navhda.ca. Because of the shifting COVID situation and public health rules, we don’t know right now how many people will be able to attend each session. We also don’t know if we’ll be able to welcome spectators for these sessions. We will have to play it by ear and we thank you in advance for your understanding—we’re doing the best we can under difficult circumstances. If the club needs to limit numbers for each session, priority will go to members whose dogs are signed up for NA or UT tests this season.
The training sessions are FREE to Toronto Navhda members
Chukars are available for $10 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: https://goo.gl/maps/xk3zKavr4o917Wxd9
Training Coordinates: 44°12’15.2″N 78°51’49.2″W
Google maps link for water training location: https://goo.gl/maps/wiqbTnb7KzYCj8bB9
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:
Plenty of water
Leash and check cord
Cash for any birds you’ve ordered
Completed and signed “Release Waiver,” available below: