Training activities begin at 8:00 a.m., running until completion. Members are encouraged to arrive early to help collect the birds for the day. All training sessions for 2021 will be held at our training grounds on the Weigand Farm. The day begins with the sale of birds for those members who have ordered in advance.
A typical day has the Natural Ability level dogs working in first in the field. Often more experienced members are available to help new members and their pups with their training techniques. Utility and Utility prep dogs then split between the other fields and the water sites. This is also a great time to work on socialization with your dog. REMEMBER, Please wear enough BLAZE ORANGE to be seen! Safety is important!
Anyone is welcome to join us at a training day to see what NAVHDA is about.
2021 Training Dates & Leaders
March 27, 2021 – Mike Ladwig
April 24, 2021 – Rob Crum
May 29, 2021 – Mike Lake
June 26, 2021 – Dan Hochluetner
July 17, 2021 – Chris Mokler
August 7, 2021 – Needs Leader
2021 Mock NA Tests – Pending due to COVID-19
Mock tests offer new handlers the opportunity to run their dog in a test-like environment to familiarize themselves with the format and expectations. Chapter members experienced in running NA dogs will be available to provide feedback. See our Training Classes page for further explanation and registration.
May 15, 2021
DIRECTIONS TO GROUNDS: Weigand Farm, N1122 Arrow Lane, Campbellsport, WI 53101. [Link to Map to Arrow Lane] From Interstate 41, Exit Hwy 67 and go East on HWY 67 towards Campbellsport. Just under 2 miles will be a Right hand turn of Hwy 67 onto Arrow Lane. Follow Arrow Lane to the end, and you will see Bird Pens. Follow gravel road as it goes between house and metal building as it meanders between fields to parking area.
AREA PLACES TO STAY: AmeriHost Inn & Suite, 645 East Avenue, Lomira, WI 920-269-7477, AmericInn, 2424 W. Washington Street, West Bend, WI 262-334-0307, Microtel Inn, 920 S. Military Road, Fond du Lac, WI 920-929-4000