training

done for the 2022 season; see you in 2023!

Training nights at the Mandan training grounds will begin May 10th, 2022 and will be held every Tuesday throughout summer. Socialization begins at 6 with training beginning at 6:30!

Training nights at the Minot training grounds will begin Tuesday, May 17th and will be held every other Tuesday throughout summer.

Mandan Grounds

The Dorfschmidt's

3501 N Hwy 1806

Mandan, ND

Minot Training Grounds

    The Davy's

    43100 128th Ave NW

    Berthold, ND

Directions to Mandan Training Grounds:

Take exit 153 from I94 in Mandan. Take a right onto Old Red Trail off the interstate that will curve along next to the Andevor Refiner. 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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Emergency contact: 701-258-2013 (house) or 701-391-2828 (Dan)

Information & rules for the Dorfschmidt's property:

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 fall test weekend.

 

  • 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!

 

  • Treat the property as you would your own

 

  • Birds will need to be supplied by each member

 

  • Birds may be available at times from the chapter for a fee (price varies, contact Dan for current cost). This is not a guarantee, so please plan to bring your own birds if desired. 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

 

  • At times there will be dummies and other supplies down by the pond for your use, 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 and need to be returned 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

 

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

 

  • Check your surroundings and make sure you know 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. 

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 get coordinate with the Davy's and visit their house near Burlington to pick up and pay.

 

Directions from Minot to Davy Tagus Farmstead:

Drive west from Minot on US Hwy 2 & 52 WEST toward Berthold.

About 5 miles west of Berthold, now on US Hwy 2, past Birdsall Seed Ag farm (lots of white grain bins), turn right onto Ward County 5W. It is not marked on US 2 Hwy but is the last turn just before the railroad viaduct (there is a right turn just past Birdsall, but it is not the correct one, get closer to the viaduct overpass and turn right just before it).

Drive 7.1 miles to a green street sign that says 62nd Ave NW. About half way on this road, Ward County 5W will become Mountrail County 2. It is the same road, proceed! Turn RIGHT onto 62nd Ave NW. Drive north on this road and you will drive straight into the grounds.

GPS Link

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

 

Information & rules for the Davy's property:

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

  • Please pick up after yourselves and your dogs

 

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

 

  • Check your surroundings and make sure you know 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's personal property when using firearms

 

  • Keep firearms unloaded until in the bird field