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Volunteers Needed for Fall Test, September 21-22, 2019

Our annual Fall Test will be held September 21st and 22nd. As there are many chapter members testing dogs this year (and a few obligated to other events) there is a greater need than ever for chapter members to step forward and volunteer. It takes many hands to make this a successful chapter event. There are many different tasks available, all help is welcome. Please contact Dan Kremers at (315) 420-3764 or dkremers@gmail.com. Dan will be at the September Training Day to discuss the types of tasks and how you can help support your chapter. If you are new to NAVHDA it is also a great way to gain insight as to what happens on test day.

September Training Day

Our final training day for this year is Sunday September 15, 2019, 8:00 am at Long Pond. Please remember to bring all needed equipment and plenty of water for you and your dogs. Any questions contact Joe M. (joem54@frontier.com or 607-842-6945).

Evan Hendricks

A message from our Chapter President: It is with great sadness that I regret to inform you that Evan Hendricks passed away on Tuesday, August 6th. Evan was a true friend who constantly showed his enthusiasm for his dogs and support for all his fellow NAVHDA Chapter members in their training and testing efforts. I share with all of you our fond memories of our friend and our sympathies and best wishes for his wife Linda. As you know, earlier this year, Evan and Linda demonstrated their complete dedication and extraordinary generosity to advancing our NAVHDA Chapter’s mission by donating his custom outfitted trailer complete with virtually every sort of dog training and testing equipment imaginable. The generous spirit of Evan and Linda will never be forgotten by our Chapter and will live on every time we train and test. Please note in the picture of Evan featured that he is proudly wearing his Southern Tier Chapter jacket. For those of you wishing to pay your respects, please find calling hours and funeral services information through the web address below: https://armerfuneralhome.com/obituaries

Website Information

You will find current information in all categories under "OUR NAVHDA CHAPTER". Please go there for information on training and testing days and our current officers. Add your photos to the 2019 folder in "PHOTO GALLERIES". Have topics for discussion or something to sell add them to the "DISCUSSION FORUM". Just keep it civil and respectful. Visit and support our sponsors on the "NAVHDA SPONSORS" page. Coming soon, information and updates to the NEWSLETTERS. Don't forget to check out and like us on our FACEBOOK page.

Training Date Cancelled


There is more than a foot of snow covering the fields at Long Pond State Forest. In addition, the condition of the access road precludes us from conducting training.

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