2015 Testing

The Northern IL Chapter of NAVHDA encourage every versatile gun dog to be NAVHDA tested, as the test results will indicate where you are in your dog's training program and serves as the foundation for improving our versatile breeds. The tests are qualitative evaluations against proven performance standards in simulated hunting conditions. Please review the Testing Information on the NAVHDA website for details about the NAVHDA Testing Program.

We welcome any/all NAVHDA members to join us in the tests that we host. We are sure you will have a pleasant experience.

Test Dates - May 16-17, 2015 and Sept. 26-27, 2015 @ Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Entry Fees are: Natural Ability $90.00, Utility Prep $115.00, Utility $125.00.

Send your completed Test Entry and check made payable to Northern Illinois NAVHDA to: Diane Calandra, 46 Lake St., Lake Zurich, IL 60047 Questions? email or 847-438-1259

Regarding entry into the test, as always, it is a first-come, first-served basis.

Tests begin promptly at 7am. Handlers should meet in Parking Lot J at the west end of the grounds by 6:30am

Richard Bong Map

Custom Google Map - Training locations for Richard Bong State Recreation Area

A vehicle admission sticker is required on all motor vehicles entering a state park. Daily passes are also available.

If you must cancel your reservation prior to four (4) weeks from the test date you may receive a 75% refund. Cancellation after four (4) weeks from test date receives NO refund.

Volunteer to Help

Helping at a test is a great way to learn the NAVHDA testing system. No experience is needed, as you will get on the job training from experienced handlers. The knowledge you gain by helping at a test is invaluable to you and will provide a service to the club as well.

To volunteer at the next test contact Sean Carey or Mike Neiduski by e-mail or call Sean at 815-861-6190 or Mike at 636-795-5967

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Download the PDF, fill it out, print the application and send it in with your payment. You're on your way. Download the PDF here!

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Membership Information

Information on NAVHDA's purpose, chapter membership benefits, training days, training day guidelines, training suplies, training locations (and maps), testing, emergecy info & lodging, by-laws. Download the PDF here!

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