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2022 Training Schedule

The table below lists the activities planned for the Hickory Run Chapter of NAVHDAb. All dates, times, seminars and locations are subject to change and are pending receipt of permits from the Game Commission.

Hickory Run Chapter charges $10 per handler per training weekend to cover expenses such as permits and other incidental expenses. All fees and charges for birds are payable at the beginning of a clinic. Birds must be picked up and paid for on Saturday.


Date Saturday Training Sunday Training Seminar Topic and Training
January 9
Virtual Zoom Meeting
11 AM Executive Council
1 pm General Membership
   
March 26 -27
Start 8:30 am
SGL 205


Gunner Certification; Basic
Obedience; Table Work;
Field Steadiness/Whoa in the field;
Recall/Come Command
Basic Obedience;
Table Work and whoa;
Recall/Come Command;
Field Steadiness

Gunner Certification Sat-8:00;
Basic Obedience for a new Dog, Sat-9:00;
Introducing your dog to Whoa
on the table Sat-10:00;
Repeat on Sunday

April 23-24
Start 8:30 am
Rossi Farm

Make Up Gunner Certification;
Table Work; Field Steadiness; Stop to Flush; relocate/easy commands

Table Work;
Field Steadiness; Stop to Flush; relocate/easy commands
Proper Introduction to the E-Collar, Sat-10:00; Understanding NAVHDA Testing, Sat-Noon; Introduction to Force Fetch and Hold Conditioning, Sat and Sun-09:00

May 21-22
Start 7:30 am
Rossi Farm

Table Work; Intro to Tracking; Steady by Blind, Field Steadiness

         Registration
Table Work; Field Steadiness; Introducing Puppy to Water Hunting First Aid Kits and First Aid Review, Sat-0900; Dangers in the Field, Sun-1100

June 25-26
Start 7:30 am
SGL 119, 40, 91

Tracking, Duck Drag, Field Steadiness, Steady by Blind, Duck Search Tracking, Duck Drag, Field Steadiness, Steady by Blind, Duck Search Tracking, Duck Drag, Field Steadiness, Steady by Blind, Duck Search
July 23-24
Start 7:30 am
SGL 119, 40, 91
Tracking, Duck Drag, Field Steadiness, Steady by Blind, Duck Search Field Steadiness, Advanced Duck Blind (multiple Ducks), Multiple Duck Search, Table Work Advanced duck search seminar (in the field)
August 13-14
Start 7:30 am
SGL 119, 40, 91
MOCK TEST-NA, field and water for other dogs Mock test - UT; Problem area clean up; Field/Water training for non testing dogs  
AUGUST 27-28
Start 7:30 am
SGL 119, 40, 91
Test Prep Field and Water, Table Work, Duck Search; Field/Water training for non testing dogs Test Prep Field and Water, Table Work, Duck Search; Field/Water training for non testing dogs None
September 10-11
Start 7:30 am
SGL 119, 40, 91
TEST - NA, UPT, UT TEST - NA, UPT, UT  
September 24-25
Start 7:30 am
SGL 119, 40, 91
Hunting Season Prep Field and Water; Chapter Pot Luck Luncheon @ Noon Hunting Season Prep Field and Water Shooting skill tips Sat 0900