Club Training

Spring is finally here.  Better late than never.  The club will start regular training sessions beginning this week.  Typically training will be Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  Check the calendar for dates, times and locations!

Collar Conditioning – April 7 and 14

Helena area Gun Dog Owners and Trainers Helena Valley Gun Dog Club,
In anticipation of the upcoming spring and summer training season, is presenting a seminar on e-collar conditioning and force fetch training. Terry Scott, longtime HVGDC member and Labrador breeder and trainer, will conduct a 2-day (morning) seminar on these basic gun dog training programs. The seminar will be invaluable to owners of retrievers, spaniels and pointing breeds and will provide insights into how to effectively incorporate these techniques into your training sessions to enhance your dog’s performance in the field.  As gun dog owners and handlers, we all like to see a dog respond quickly and with a positive attitude to the basic training commands such as come, heel, sit and whoa. As hunters, we want to have our dogs consistently make clean retrieves on birds that have been shot. Here is an opportunity to learn how to get this done with your dog.
Who: Gun dog owners from the Helena area.
When: Saturday, April 7: 9:00 AM to Noon and Saturday, April 14: 9:00 AM to Noon
Where: Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church-Shelter, 3580 Benton Avenue
In-door facility available in case of bad weather
Cost: Current HVGDC members – Free. Non-Members – $35 (includes 1-year HVGDC
RSVP by email or phone: or HVGDC Secretary: 431-2303
** Terry Scott will work with his dogs to demonstrate how to move your dog through
these training steps. You can take these tips home, begin your training with your dog and
come back for the 2nd session with any questions that you might have. Additional help can be provided during regularly scheduled HVGDC training sessions. **