Pointing Dog Training

2022 Seminar Dates and Locations

Lone star chapter TX April 23-24 (duck search)

Heartland chapter Nebraska May 21-22 (duck search)

Illinois chapter Illinois June 4-5 (steadiness & backing)

Schwarzwald Kennels will individualize a training program to meet the needs of your gun dog whether for hunting or advanced work in field and water or testing in Navhda or AKC. We take pride in our work and have trained, handled and passed Navhda Versatile Champions and AKC Master Hunters. Additional fees associated with your dogs monthly training may include costs for birds, any veterinary care needed, entry fees for testing and travel costs. We also offer one on one instruction with gun dog owners to assist them in their training of their own dog. This type of training is set up in advance with you for one on one instruction to match your dogs needs. All dogs that stay with us monthly for training at Schwarzwald Kennels receive conditioning, training, quality Purina Pro Plan Performance dog food (unless owner provides food of their choice) and any other general pet care needed. Because we take a limited amount of dogs in for training at a time, our client dogs are important to us and are busy daily conditioning and training to meet their owners goals.

Levels of Training

  • Natural Ability (Started Pup) & • HAE
    Basic Obedience Commands
    Tracking Live Game/fur & feather
    Preparation and testing for both NAVHDA & VHDF


  • Utility & AHAE
    Advanced Obedience including whoa, heel, come and round
    E-Collar Conditioning
    Steadiness to wing, shot and fall
    Trained Retrieve
    100-200 yard drags
    Duck hunting scenarios including Remain by Blind & Duck Searches
    Preparation and testing for both NAVHDA Utility & AHAE Test
  • Finished Gun Dog (Versatile Champion/AKC Master Hunter/VHDF PE Testing)
    Blind Retrieves
    Double Marked Retrieves
    Honor by Retrieve, Blood Tracking and forest work.  Preparation and testing for NAVHDA Versatile Champion Test and AKC Master Hunter Test  VHDF PE Testing.