2017 Training Dates

The 2017 OGR training dates are posted under Training and Testing. These include three weekends in May and three weekends in August at Luther Marsh. The weekend of May 27-28, one day of training will occur at Ruffwood game farm and preference will be given to young dogs testing in the spring NA test.

Training days are for OGR members and there is a fee of $10 per handler per day to subsidize grounds maintenance.

To confirm your attendance, please contact Jim Baker, by the Wednesday prior to training. Please include the age of the dog(s) and/or level (Natural Ability/Utility) you are training for to help in the planning for the day.

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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