An Interview with NAVHDA President Dave Trahan
David Trahan is a New Hampshire native and owner of On-Point Kennels in Deerfield, New Hampshire. He has harnessed his passion for bird dogs by becoming a professional gun dog trainer and eventually breeder of Deutsch Kurzhaars. Trahan is also the current president of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA). And running for re-election in November of 2019.
If you put the time in and hang around, watch and learn from other people, that’s what that opportunity provides when you join NAVHDA.David Trahan – President, NAVHDA
Tune in to this episode of the Project Upland Podcast to hear an update on Dave’s New Hampshire grouse hunting season and current NAVHDA events and initiatives.
Watch | A Deutsch Kurzhaar Story
“This short film takes us on a journey from the breed to training in the field and ultimately what it is like to be a bird dog trainer. Although it is a demanding lifestyle, being a bird dog trainer is a uniquely rewarding experience.”
Watch | Plant A Seed – A NAVHDA Short Film
“Dave Trahan, national President of NAVHDA (and owner of OnPoint Kennels) shares his beginnings in the sport as a duck hunter and the evolution into a lifelong lifestyle of dog training and handling.”
Watch | NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
“A rare look at the inner workings and what to expect from the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test. This looks into the four segments that make up the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test.”
Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 81
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The Project Upland Podcast is Presented By: onX Hunt, Pineridge Grouse Camp – Adventure Awaits, Gordy & Sons Outfitters, Eukanuba Performance Dog Food, Dogtra Collars, Dakota 283 Kennels and Gumleaf USA
Nick Larson is the host and creator of the Project Upland Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting. From the northern forests of the upper great lakes to the prairies of the west, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he meets inspire him to go.