President - Jim McDonald
Vice President - Rodge Fradella
Secretary - Irene- Fradella
Training Coordinator - Ty Mitchel
Director of Publications - Gary Johnson
Test Secretary/ Past President - Pat Beaver
I am Pat Beaver. I have 3 Pudelpointers.
Henry (Becasse’s Apollo) was my first hunting dog and started it all 8 years ago. I LOVE this dog. We became very active with a retriever group. We also spent every available bit of time during hunting season, hunting: Quail (my favorite), Chukar (way too much work), and ducks. We got involved with SO CAL NAVHDA a little late to get the best of testing out of Henry. We have been extremely active with them since. Henry achieved a NAVHDA UT pz 2.
Then along came Chris Gentner. Through him came VC Blitzgent’s Big Walter. This is the dog I am bonded the tightest to. I know there will be people who don’t agree, but he is PERFECT (well not always at home)! NA pz 1 @ 6 months. UT pz 1 @ 1year 7 months. Of course there is the Versatile Champion @ 2yrs 6 months. A truly special dog.
Once again, along came Chris Gentner. Delightful Abby is now part of our pack. She is easy, smart and a total joy that makes me laugh every day. She has so much potential. We have a great start on her VC. NA pz1 @ 6 months.
I am having an absolute blast in life. Every day these dogs make me laugh. I train with my Retriever friends who strive for perfection. I guide at the pheasant club with 3 exceptional dogs. Best of all, I train, help train and just hang with the great people I have met thru SO CAL NAVHDA. Dogs and Dog Friends. Does life get any better?
I have been an active member of the SoCal NAVHDA Chapter since 2011 when I began training my first German Shorthaired Pointer puppy, Falco. Falco and I tested in Natural Ability and Utility.
Currently I am training my second GSP, Skylar. He received his Prize I in Natural Ability and we are now actively training for his Utility Test. Skylar and I hunt upland birds and duck.
Here with my GSP Heidi. I’m an avid hunter, fisherman and all around outdoor person that enjoys dog training.
My Large Munsterlander Ryder and I joined NAVHDA in 2012. Before I joined I thought I new a little about training by watching videos and reading books and that Ryder was doing well. When I went to a NAVHDA test I saw how little I actually new and how I had let Ryder and my self down with our training. I found and joined So. Cal. NAVHDA, the members of the club took me in and helped me train Ryder from an out of control puppy all the way to the Invitational. The NAVHDA system has worked for me and I hope to carry on the tradition of members helping members get the most out of their four legged friends.