Training and Testing Dates

2021 Dates 

Summer Training at Arkell

August 8, 2020

Training for OGR Chapter members. $10 per handler per day.  New members welcome.

Contact jjlbaker@rogers.com to confirm attendance with date, name, age and breed of dog and the number of birds requested. Registration is required by the Wednesday prior to training. Priority is given to dogs testing in fall tests. 

Summer Training at Arkell

August 15, 2020

Training for OGR Chapter members. $10 per handler per day.  New members welcome.

Contact jjlbaker@rogers.com to confirm attendance with date, name, age and breed of dog and the number of birds requested. Registration is required by the Wednesday prior to training. Priority is given to dogs testing in fall tests. 

Summer Training at Arkell

August 22, 2020

Training for OGR Chapter members. $10 per handler per day.  New members welcome.

Contact jjlbaker@rogers.com to confirm attendance with date, name, age and breed of dog and the number of birds requested. Registration is required by the Wednesday prior to training. Priority is given to dogs testing in fall tests. 

Summer Training at Ruffwood Game Farm

August 29, 2020

Training for OGR Chapter members. $10 per handler per day.  New members welcome.

Contact jjlbaker@rogers.com to confirm attendance with date, name, age and breed of dog and the number of birds requested. Registration is required by the Wednesday prior to training. Priority is given to dogs testing in fall tests. 

No duck search training. 

OGR NAVHDA Fall Natural Ability Test (TEST IS FULL)

September 5-7, 2020

Location: Ruffwood Game Farm, Cayuga, ON

To test with NAVHDA:

  • Dogs must be registered with NAVHDA International​

  • Hander & owner (at least one co-owner) must be members of NAVHDA International

Due to COVID-19, we will be limiting the number of individuals on the grounds, however we will need some volunteers to help run the test, so please let us know if you are able to help!

OGR NAVHDA Fall Natural Ability & Utility Test (TEST IS FULL)

September 19 & 20, 2020

Location: Arkell, ON

To test with NAVHDA:

  • Dogs must be registered with NAVHDA International​

  • Hander & owner (at least one co-owner) must be members of NAVHDA International

Due to COVID-19, we will be limiting the number of individuals on the grounds, however we will need some volunteers to help run the test, so please let us know if you are able to help!

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OGR NAVHDA Spring Natural Ability Test

June 5th & 6th 2021

Ruffwood Game Farm, Cayuga ON

To test with NAVHDA:

  • Dogs must be registered with NAVHDA International

  • Handler & owner (at least one co-owner) must be members of NAVHDA International

  • Entries submitted to Janice Wolff, Test Secretary

FALL Natural Ability/Utility Test

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OGR Chapter History

The Ontario Grand River Chapter was sanctioned on January 18, 1985. However, the history of the chapter goes beyond that time.  NAVHDA was founded in 1969 with significant input from members in Ontario including Bodo Winterhelt and Dr. Ed Bailey, authors of The Training and Care of the Versatile Hunting Dog - "the green book”. 

 

The Ontario Chapter of NAVHDA became one of the charter chapters. The Ontario Chapter flourished and in late 1984 it was decided to divide to form two chapters within Ontario to allow for the additional development of the versatile dog. The Ontario Chapter dissolved and the Ontario Grand River and the Toronto Chapters were formed. Today, the Ontario Grand River Chapter serves Southwestern Ontario; from Lake Huron to Lake Ontario, from Georgian Bay to Lake Erie.

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