Monty is continuing in his bird dog education lately, as he prepares for his N.A.V.H.D.A. (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) Natural Ability test this coming Sunday. He has lately been learning the finer points of water retrieving and tracking. He showed great ability last hunting season (as some of you know) with pointing and retrieving, so hopefully he stays on track for this season.
If you have a young bird dog and want to bond with and learn from your dog, preparing a dog for a N.A.V.H.D.A. test can be a great way to do this and forge your partnership with your dog. The tests are fun, non-competitive, and usually somewhat close by. Go to N.A.V.H.D.A.’s website for more information on a chapter near you.
I’ll let you know how he does!!