The 2017 Pineridge Grouse Camp training weekend was a great success! Despite the weather, 8 KlM owners and 10 KlM attended. During the heaviest rains, the group came together in the lodge to watch VDD-JGHV HZP testing and training videos, discussed thoughts and answered questions.
Training included field work, water work, into to birds and launchers, intro to water and ducks, tracking dragged game, intro to woods, etc.
Some went into the woods and flushed 20 grouse in short order (several family groups), plus a number of woodcock.
Looks very positive for the 2017 Fall Conference to be held at PRGC this October!!
On Saturday, August 8th, members of KlM-GNA and guests gathered at Krieger’s Ridge Kennels for a pleasant and productive Training Day. Though the weather forecast pointed to hot and humid weather, handlers and their dogs were treated to excellent training conditions throughout the entire day under overcast skies, a pleasant breeze and very agreeable temperatures.
Half the group focused on general field work in anticipation of the upcoming hunting season, while the other group carried out training exercises required for the two primary JGHV (German Versatile Hunting Dog Association) Fall tests, the HZP (Fall Breed Test) and the VGP (Association Utility Test). Throughout the day, the diverse group of mostly KlM owners utilized the full expanse of Barb Krieger’s beautiful 80-acre property, located about 45 miles north of Milwaukee. While one group worked in one of the field areas on feathered game, the other group laid blood tracks in the forest and practiced game drags in other areas of the property.
After a lunch mixed with lots of dog talk and KlM-GNA merchandise sales, those handlers still remaining continued their training in the forest and field, before finishing the day with water work in the dense cover of the small ponds ideally suited for short blind retrieves. At the end of the day, each dog and handler team was able to successfully complete nearly all of their training objectives, whether in the field, forest or water.
You are invited to attend a KlM-GNA training weekend. Whether you have a young pup and want to expose it to birds, would like to learn about the German JGHV testing program, are preparing for a JGHV or NAVHDA test, or just want to get some training time in with your hunting buddy, you are welcome. We hope you are a member of KlM-GNA, but if you are not yet committed we still would be happy to have you attend. The on-site training grounds have upland fields, forest, small ponds. Duck search water will be reserved a short drive away. Experienced trainers will be available to assist you. You can choose to come one or both days or even just a morning or afternoon. Bring your own lunch and beverages.
For more information, check out the event flyer: KlM-GNA Training Weekend, Aug2015
Please also remember to fill out the Liability Waiver: 2015 Liability Wavier
You are cordially invited to attend “The Annual Kelley Farms Training Days” on Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, 26th at Kelley Farms in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota. This unique opportunity will allow you access to the Region’s finest training grounds and tutorial guidance from some of our Chapter’s most knowledgeable and experienced trainers, handlers and breeders. Whether you’re preparing your pup/dog for an upcoming test or simply getting ready for the hunting season, do not miss out on the exposure and camaraderie only assembled and present at these Training Days!
This is an invaluable event for Versatile owners and enthusiasts – volunteer participation is required and greatly appreciated. Please contact Ned if you’re able to lend a hand with providing tools, game, insight, supervision or other skills to this special event.
Attached you will find an overview of the events. Please contact Ned Sorley to confirm our participation by July 20th.
Summer Kelley Farms Training Days Coordinator
VDD – GNA Midwest North Chapter Training Day
“Kelly Farms” near Hugo, Minnesota, is the premiere versatile hunting dog training area in the Upper Midwest with 3,500 acres of superb fields, woods and water, all of which are well suited to preparing your dog for an HZP or VGP. Kelly Farms will once again be the site of the 2015 Oberländer HZP from October 7-9, 2015.
Those who have completed the VJP and are now preparing to participate in the HZP, the second of the so-called “Association (JGHV) Breed Tests”, shouldn’t miss this opportunity to train your dogs with fellow JGV-USA members, judges and trainers.
Here is the event flyer: June 2015 Training Day Agenda
Contact Person: Dan Ritter 651-785-5659 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Bobbe Carney and Dick Jensen preparing for field work
On August 2-3 KlM-GNA members and friends gathered for a weekend of versatile dog training on the premises of Krieger Ridge Kennel, located north of Milwaukee on 80 acres of Wisconsin farmland. The weekend offered a variety of training activities for beginners and experienced handlers alike. Under the guiding eye of Dick Jensen, an experienced hunter and trainer with years of experience in the German testing system, KlM owners had an opportunity to work on the whole range of abilities characteristic of the Kleine Münsterländer: from field work on feathered game, to land retrieves on rabbits and ducks, to retrieving work in the ponds on Barb Krieger’s beautiful, well-kept property. Those training their KlM to perform an independent duck search travelled 20 minutes to Dundee Pond, where dogs could display their willingness to swim, persistence and strength of character in tracking down elusive and well-hidden water fowl. All in all, the weekend was a successful gathering of Kleine Munsterlander and their owners, including first-rate training opportunities but also time to meet new people and chat about dogs, training, the direction of the new club and the upcoming hunting season.
Chatting under the shade of a tree