Training Mentors

Don Vanderlip



Woodstock, Brandford, Cambridge

Murray Wolff



Brantford, Cambridge

Alan Brothers



Fergus, Elora, Guelph

Jim Heard



Guelph, Fergus, Elora

Jeff Sowerby





We encourage new and veteran members alike to get together and train with a range of different people and dogs in varying locations.


For new members, especially those just getting started within NAVHDA or have a new versatile puppy, we encourage you to contact one of our experienced NAVHDA members designated as Training Mentors in the area nearest to you to assist you with questions and training.

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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