Dave’s Bio


  • Dave has trained dogs for the last 20 years and worked with local and national committees of NAVHDA (North American Versatile Dog Hunting Association).
  • He is a registered hunting guide in New Hampshire hunting for Grouse and Woodcock.
  • Lifetime member of NAVHDA (the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association)
  • NAVHDA Senior Judge, Clinic Leader
  • National President of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
  • Lifetime member of  NADKC ( the North American Deutsch Kurzhaar Club)
  • NADKC JGHV Judge
  • Has competed and judged in every facet of NAVHDA competition including the Versatile Championship.

Dave’s dogs have earned titles in the German system including the VGP Award.

He has earned with his as well as clients dogs the following titles 19 Natural Abilities, 3 UPT, 27 Utility Test, 5 Versatile Championships in the NAVHDA testing system.

Dave also obtained titles in the NADKC (North American Deutsch Kurzharr Club) testing systems 10 Derby, 9 Solms, 1 VGP.

He has worked with clients and puppy owners on how to train and handle their own dogs.
Many of these owners have gone on to gain their own Prize I’s and Versatile Champions with Dave’s guidance.

Dave is a frequent host for training segments on Bird Dogs Afield at   www.birddogsafield.com