August 10 Training Day

Date(s) - 08/10/2019
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cobb Lake SWA


The final training day for 2019 is here.  We will be at Cobb Lake from 7am to 4pm on August 10, 2019.  That means the Fall RMC Test is right around the corner (make sure to contact Tim Griffin, Vice President, to volunteer!) and hunting season is less than a month away!

Through the Training Director contact link, I have received several inquires about members planning to join the chapter for their first training event.  We look forward to having you and your dog joining us.  Please read the material on the Training tab and the Training/Training Days page for an overview of our approach to the different levels and areas of training. Also, see the Resources tab with links to homework descriptions that have been utilized all season.  As you prepare (and train!) the next two weeks for the upcoming training day,  there is a great list of basic obedience and cooperation skills that are beneficial to all dogs coming to their first chapter event.  These training days are conducted to help teach you how to train your own pointing dog. In order to develop your dog into a reliable and consistent hunting companion, it is advantageous to spend time training your dog at home daily as well as exposing your dog to birds in the field throughout the month.

Please register by filling in the form below. After the formal portion of the training day you are welcome to continue training on your own or in small groups. Extra chukar are available so if you would like to purchase birds to train with at home, please include them in your total.  Fill out the total number of chukar and ducks you want to order from Black Hollow Gamebirds on the form. Your birds will be available first thing in the morning in the north parking lot of Cobb Lake State Wildlife Area. Please arrive early to purchase and collect your birds. Remember to bring your own bird bag and cage for transport of birds. Once you take possession of your birds, they are your responsibility!

Please indicate in the ‘Training Focus/Comment’ section any issue that you may want extra help with and we will attempt to be prepared to help or answer questions.  **Priority of dogs being worked in all formal portions will be given to the dogs testing in August!  Sequences can continue to be run throughout the day as handlers want to work.

7:00-9:00 FORMAL PORTION: Utility Steady at the Blind and Invitational Water Sequences

Natural Ability handlers will work in the north field on pheasant drags.

9:00-9:30 RMC YOUTH AND THEIR DOGS- We are going to take everything you have learned this year and have some fun with a great race course set up in the field!

9:30-11:30 FORMAL PORTION:Natural Ability Test Prep.  Be ready with questions and areas that pups need attention for the final preparation of the test.

Utility handlers will split into groups to work duck search, field and drags.

Noon – End of Day: Independent/small group training in designated areas


Bookings are closed for this event.

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2021 – Annual Meeting

Hello Everyone!
Please see the below message from our Jake Heesacker, our Chapter President. Only paid 2020 and 2021 memberships will receive a link to attend our annual meeting. As you will read below, you can now pay your dues online; making it easier than ever to stay current. THANK YOU to Steve Roberts for making this happen for us.

Candice Cooper
RMC-NAVHDA, Secretary

Hello RMC NAVHDA members!

I hope each and every one of you has been able to get your dogs out and enjoy some hunting this season!

As hunting season winds down for the year, it is time to start preparing for training and testing season. Every year we kick off the new training season with our annual meeting, and this year will be no different. However, with the current state of COVID-19 and the regulations regarding large indoor gatherings, we will be holding a virtual annual meeting for 2021.

The RMC NAVHDA Annual Meeting will be held virtually on January 9, 2021 at 6:00pm.

The week prior to the meeting I will send out an invite to all of you with the link to the meeting. At that time I will also send all of you a copy of the agenda and chapter financial report. At the meeting we will discuss the dates of our upcoming tests as well as training opportunities in 2021.

The annual meeting is also where the membership has the opportunity to volunteer and vote for positions on the RMC Board of Directors. If you would like to volunteer to serve on the RMC Board of Directors in 2021, please reply to this email so I can reach out to you and discuss opportunities to serve next year.

I would also like to take this time to remind everyone that chapter memberships are due for renewal on January 1, 2021. I would also like to announce that you are now able to renew your membership (or become a new member if you have a friend looking to join the chapter) on the website via credit card at I would like to shout out a huge THANK YOU to Steve Roberts and Candice Cooper for getting our chapter set up to take credit card payments on the website! It makes paying our memberships more convenient for everybody! Here is the link to the website for memberships:

Thank you all for being members of our great chapter! Myself and the Board are looking forward to seeing and training with each and everyone of you in 2021!

Jake Heesacker
RMC NAVHDA President
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