Training Grounds

Attention: Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak NAVHDA has cancelled all sanctioned training/testing events.  However, the Bismarck and Minot training grounds are open and available for your use and non-sanctioned training nights will start up on June 2nd in Bismarck/Mandan and will run every week, and on June 9th in Minot/Tagus and will run every other week.

 

Please continue to be respectful of others and of Dan and Julie’s, and Tom and Susan's safety while using the grounds. This includes distancing yourself from others, staying away while ill, and avoiding using the shop facilities.  There will not be any bathroom facilities available this year due to COVID risks associated with frequency of cleaning. Masks are NOT required by landowners. Club-owned training equipment will be limited.

 

Bismarck/Mandan training nights will be held at Dan and Julie Dorfschmidt's property starting June 2nd and will run every week.  

 

Minot Training nights will be held at Susan and Tom Davy's property starting June 9th and will run every other week.

Mandan Training Grounds

The Dorfschmidt's

3501 N Hwy 1806

Mandan, ND

To find the Mandan Training Grounds, take exit 153 from I94 going west into Mandan. Take a right, right off the interstate that will curve along next to the Andevor Refiner which is Old Red Trail.Take a right at the 4-way stop on Red Trail Drive and Collins/Hwy 1806.  Turn left at Square Butte Road and follow the driveway about 1/4 mile. Parking is located on the north side of the red shop building. 

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Training Ground Rules for Dan and Julie's property are:

  • The training area is available for use by all Central Dakota Chapter Members every week day and Saturday from 7AM until sunset with the exception of all day Wednesday and Sunday mornings.  Grounds are available from May 1st until test weekend, August 28th.

 

  • Please park as much as possible on the gravel and not on the grass.

 

  • The area across the drive from the red shop can be used for yard work, drags, table work etc. This area has a fresh water stock tank for watering and cooling off dogs. There is a fresh water hydrant just south of the shop.

 

  • A walk in gate next to the water tank will lead you to the training field. This field has about 30 acres of usable space with varying degrees of cover. It is fenced on all four sides, please stay within the 30 acre field except to perform water work.

 

  • Training water is available at the bottom (west end) of the training field. Several small ponds and the creek are all available for water training. Please do not cross the north fence into the big pond. 

 

  • Grounds are available from May 1st until August 20th, 2021 which is UT and NA test weekend.

 

  • Treat the property as you would your own.

 

  • Birds will need to be supplied by each member.

 

  • Birds may at times be available from the chapter for a fee of $4.  However, this is not a guarantee, so please plan to bring your own birds. All chapter owned pigeons will be housed in the wire kennel and are intended for use when training on the chapters training grounds only. Please do not use birds that are in the other pens without Dan and Julie's permission. 

 

  • All dogs must be controlled in the yard (leashed or staked down) when two or more individuals are present for training. This includes all training nights. 

 

  • Please dispose of all shot birds in the burn barrel located south of the shop. 

 

  • There will be at times dummies and other supplies down by the pond. You can use them, but please leave them down where you found them. Training Items are located in the white NAVHDA trailer.  . Please help yourself to these supplies. Please remember these are for use on NAVHDA Training Grounds only. Please return items after use. 

 

  • Do NOT bring your dog if they are in Heat. 

 

  • There may be cattle located in the two southern pastures this summer so please be respectful of their presence.

 

Safety: Our goal is to provide a good safe environment for our chapter members and our dogs. Please remember these safety tips:

 

  • Check your surroundings. Make sure who else is in the field before you go out. 

 

  • Hunter orange and eye protection is required in the field

 

  • Please be cognizant of Dan and Julie's personal property when using firearms.

 

  • Keep firearms unloaded until in the bird field.

 

  • Please pick up after yourselves and your dogs. There is a pooper scooper located by the bird pens. Please pick up after your dog if they do their business in the mowed areas of the property. 

 

  • Emergency contact number for Dan and Julie's home is: 701-258-2013 or Dan's cell: 701-391-2828.

Minot Training Grounds

 

    The Davy's

    3100 128th Ave NW,

   Berthold, ND 58718

Please Train in small group or by yourself and use your own gear. The house is off limits. If handlers want to use live birds, you will have to come to their house near Burlington to pick up and pay: chukars are $11.00 each, quail are $7.00 each,  and pigeons $4.00 each.

 

To find the Minot Training Grounds from Berthold, ND: From the CENEX/high school, drive west 4.4 miles to Ward Cty Hwy WEST. It will be just before a railroad viaduct. We will have a dog silhouette on 5W. Turn RIGHT onto 5W. Drive 7.1 miles. Will see green street sign that says 62nd Ave NW. Turn RIGHT on 62nd Ave drive 1.1 miles. Road will turn at 1.1 miles, but just drive straight into yard instead of following road to right. 

 

Training Ground Rules for Susan and Tom's property are:

 

  • The house/bathroom won’t be open on non training nights.  

 

  • There won’t be any pigeons there except what we bring up for designated training nights.  

 

  • The Davy's property is part of PLOTS so folks are welcome to use the property on their own.

 

  • There is a water hydrant for watering dogs, but it is encouraged to bring your own water to drink. 

 

  • All people must wear orange for safety reasons.

 

  • Treat the property as you would your own

 

  • All dogs must be controlled in the yard (leashed or staked down) when two or more individuals are present for training. This includes all training nights. 

 

  • Do NOT bring your dog if they are in Heat.

 

Safety: Our goal is to provide a good safe environment for our chapter members and our dogs. Please remember these safety tips:

 

  • Check your surroundings. Make sure who else is in the field before you go out. 

 

  • Hunter orange and eye protection is required in the field

 

  • Please be cognizant of Tom and Susan'ss personal property when using firearms.

 

  • Keep firearms unloaded until in the bird field.

 

  • Please pick up after yourselves and your dogs.  

 

  • Emergency contact number is: 701-240-6702 (Susan) or 701-240-7637 (Tom)

 

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