The Southern New England Chapter regularly holds training sessions and testing events which are open to both members and the public. Learn firsthand the various steps involved in training the versatile hunting dog. NAVHDA training includes: pointing; steadiness to wing, shot, and fall; retrieval to hand from land or water; game tracking; gun sensitivity control; heeling; and backing or honoring another dog’s point.
We are a group of people who, working together, strive to achieve the best for you and your dog, no matter what level of experience or breed. Our common goal is for every member to broaden their experience and hunting pleasure through greater canine performance and increased camaraderie between man and dog.
Our host site is Quail Ridge Kennels & Preserve in Stafford Springs, CT. Quail Ridge is able to offer various hunting and training grounds and terrain for all levels, and we are excited to continue our relationship with a group who is as passionate as we are about training and the outdoors.
The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster, improve, promote, and protect the versatile hunting dog in North America; to conserve game by using well trained reliable hunting dogs before and after the shot; and to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals by discouraging non-selective and uncontrolled breeding, which produces unwanted and uncared for dogs.
We receive much needed support from a variety of sponsors and conservation partners whom are critical to the continued operation and growth of NAVHDA. Without these sponsors NAVHDA would definitely not have some of the robust resources and services we provide our members at no or little cost.