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OK NAVHDA 2017 TRAINING DAYS

Our training days are informal and friendly. They are a wonderful blend of those who have never trained a dog before along side of the veterans of the gundog world. The informal atmosphere allows the newer members to learn from the others without feeling intimidated or shy about asking questions. Training days are structured so that dogs at any stage of training and trainers of any skill level can benefit.

Pleae note that to shoot regulated birds (quail, pheasant, chukar, ducks, etc.) both a dog trainer's license and a regular hunting license are required from the Oklahoma Wildlife Department

Note: Training day fees, excluding bird costs, are $10 for the first dog ($5 goes for land fee) plus $5 for each additional dog.

Don't forget you will need to have your Oklahoma dog training shoot to kill license. You can fill out this form and send it in.

 

Date
Time
Type Place
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March 18
8 a.m.
Training day Garber, OK

Non-toxic shot only.

April 29
cancelled
Training day  

Non-toxic shot only.

May 20
8 a.m.
Training day Garber, OK

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Non-toxic shot only

June 24
8 a.m.
Training day Garber, OK Non-toxic shot only
July 22
8 a.m.
Training day Garber, OK

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Non-toxic shot only
August 19
8 a.m.
Training day Garber, OK

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Non-toxic shot only
September 9
tbd
Training day tbd
tbd
Non-toxic shot only

Fall test - October 7/8

tbd
Test tbd

tbd

Non-toxic shot only

Costs and quantities of birds vary so anyone wanting birds should watch the forum for the topic of birds needed for training days for scheduling. Because we train on personal property care should be made to always respect the owners property.

Training day rules:

 

  1. Safety - Unsafe conduct or actions will not be tolerated.
  2. Have fun. Dog training is a long and demanding process so do your best to make it fun for everyone, dogs included.
  3. Respect the animals we work with.
  4. Respect the land and protect it for the future, including using non-toxic shot if requested by the landowner.
  5. Unsportsmanlike or abusive conduct will not be permitted.
  6. No un-leashed dogs are allowed unless running in the field. Your dog/dogs must be either tied out or on a solid lead when not working. Your dog's food, water and sanitary conditions are YOUR responsibility.  Don't expect "someone else" to watch, water, or clean up after your dog.  Respect and admire other peoples' dogs but DON'T HANDLE ANYONE's DOGS WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION.
  7. All guns are to be action-open and unloaded at all times except when time to shoot.    All shooters must have a current hunting license, dog training license and/or hunter safety certificate where needed.  All persons in bird field must wear some hunter orange.
  8. Be a good example. Don't forget that we must set a higher standard by example and as such ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL will be permitted at club field functions.
  9. Each member may invite and sponsor a guest or guests to all open club functions.  As that guest's sponsor you are totally responsible for any costs incurred by that guest and for all the actions of that guest.  As a sponsored guest you will be advised by your sponsor of the rules, and proper conduct will be required.
  10. Be courteous, prompt and prepared.  Training days and times are limited.  So that each member has their fair amount of training time, use the training day as time to learn and teach, not as your only training time.  Do not give commands or try to control another's dog unless asked or a dangerous situation exists.
  11. Be a NAVHDA supporter. Make it fun for everyone. Since there are no paid trainers involved everyone should contribute to the level of their ability.  Every member should be a cheerful volunteer. Be supportive and positive in your actions and comments.

 

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