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 2022 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 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.
2023 Training Dates & Leaders
March 25,2023 Rob Crum/Jaymi Busby
April 22, 2023 Mike Lake
May 28, 2023 Chris Mokler
June 24,2023 – Rob Crum
July 15, 2023 OPEN
August 5, OPEN
Mock NA Test
Not currently offered in 2023
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.
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