NFHRA offers Training Nights on Monday and Wednesday, April through August. Monday night is Field Trail training beginning at 6 pm. Wednesday night is Junior/Senior/Master hunt test training at 4:30 pm.
If you are looking to develop a great hunting partner and not Hunt Tests NFHRA is still the place for you. The skills learned at the training nights are the same skills a great hunting dog needs.
- 2018 training nights will begin in April. Check the NFHRA Facebook page for more announcements.
Training Sessions and Hunt Tests will take place at Kelley Farm located 10 miles north of Hwy 36 on County Rd 15 (Manning Trail).
Additional help is always appreciated.
Bad weather cancellations will be posted on the NFHRA Facebook page by 12:00 noon on Monday and Wednesday.
- Thinking of joining? You can turn in your membership application at a training night.
MAPS OF KELLEY FARM
Click on a map above for printable version
AERIAL PHOTOS OF KELLEY FARM
Aerial photos of Kelley Farm by NFHRA member Dave Dalby
TRAINING NIGHT ETIQUETTE
- Stay Positive Ė Every dog has an off day Ė So does every human!
- Close gates Ė Especially if you are the last one to leave. If youíre not sure, close the gate.
- Pick up after yourself and others if necessary. Even though we pay, it is a privilege for NFHRA members to be able to train at Kelly Farms.
- Arrive early to help setup or stay late to help pick up whenever you can. Many hands make light work!
- Throw birds 1st Ė Weíll make sure you get time to run your dog.
- Marshal once in a while. Itís a good way to get to know other members and itís a skill we always need at NFHRA sponsored hunt tests.
- Be Considerate Ė Please donít run your dogs and leave. If you donít have enough time to take a turn in the field throwing birds you should probably skip training night that week.
- Stay Calm Ė Poor throws happen and No One does it on purpose. They happen to everyone.
- Know your dog and its limits. Example: if there is a triple setup, feel free to run it as singles. Train your dog at its level not the groups.
- Questions are good Ė Feel free to ask them before, during or after running your dog, but donít argue. No one will deliberately give you advice that will mess up your dog. If you are not comfortable with what the Training Night Leader or others tell you, Donít Do It. Itís your dog; just donít argue with someone who is trying to help.
- Work only 1 or 2 dogs. If you have more than two dogs be considerate of others who may not have run yet. By running multiple dogs you have also increased the number of birds you need to throw. Note: landowners and Pros that are donating their time to our training night are exempt from this practice.
- Move on after you work on a couple of things. Donít hog the line.
- Ask what to do Ė in the field if you are unsure before the person at the line runs their dog.
- Be prepared when throwing birds. Be ready to help out and have a bird ready to throw. Even experienced dogs need help from time to time.
- Use group-training time for things you cant do by yourself. Do your basic work at home, but feel free to ask questions about it if you are having issues.
- If you chose to consume alcohol, to please refrain from doing so until the last dog has run.