Versatile Hunting Dog articles

A Boy’s Best Friend,” by Andy Leslie, December 2023, page 18 [regarding the lessons and love forged through the journey of a young handler and his dog].
The Misadventures of Wren,” by Chris Millard, November 2023, page 4 [regarding the UT test.]
Pointing… It’s not just for the dogs!” Kaytlyn Heesacker, August 2023, page 12 [photography tips we can all use that one of our Team Elevate members has learned from her mentors in NAVHDA].
There Is No “I” In Team,” by Sara and Jake Heesacker, April 2023, page 4 [regarding their journey through the Apprentice Judge Program and getting it all done].
Elevating The Experience,” Sara Heesacker, April 2022, page 14 [the story of how our youth program — Team Elevate — was started].
Making The Most of Your Training Day,” John Harris and Sara Heesacker, March 2022, page 14 [If you are coming to your first training day, read this; there might also be some new ideas for folks who have been before].
Reflections Of A First Time Handler,” John Harris, July 2021, page 4 [regarding the NA test].

A Resource Guide for Beginners

Hunting Dog Essentials

Volunteer Position Descriptions

RMC-NAVHDA Test Day Volunteer Positions

Bird Release Permit

Craig McLaughlin

If you want to release birds on CPW properties (Cobb Lake or Banner Lakes)
on your own, i.e. not on one of RMC-Navhda’s sponsored training days, you will have to acquire a permit from CPW at the address below. A $20 fee (currently) will be assessed.

2024 application in Word or Fillable PDF.

CPW Northeast Regional Office
Attn: Bird Release/Dog Training Permits
6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216
Phone:  (303) 291-7246
Fax:  (303) 291-7114
E-mail:  [email protected]

Notes from various Training Events

February 2024 – First Aid in the Field, Dr. Justine Barone.

February 9th 2020 Training Day Presentations

2019 March Homework

2019 February 10 Training Day


Additional information is available at NAVHDA Forms Express, especially regarding testing information, membership, and youth outreach programs.

2018 Training Information

Obedience Training

February 24, 2018 Obedience Training Homework

March 10 homework

Natural Ability


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