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Dog Training Event 

May 25-26, 2019 - Vernon Hills, IL


The Hovawart Club of North America is proud to announce our Spring training event for 2019. We would like to encourage everybody to take advantage of this fabulous opportunity and to participate in this event. In particular, we want to encourage all our new members to take this chance to meet other families and their hovawarts and to learn more about our breed. We will also welcome visitors, supporters, and everybody else interested in learning about this wonderful breed. Scheduled for the last weekend in May, this training event will be held in Vernon Hills, Illinois and is hosted by David Paulus, a member of the HCNA board. 

The training event will take place at the Dogstyle, Inc. training facility located at 24777 N. Milwaukee Ave. | Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Vernon, IL is 45 minutes north of downtown Chicago and an hour south of Milwaukee.  

The seminar will include morning theory sessions starting at 9:00 am, breaking at noon for a one-hour lunch break, and followed in the afternoon with a practical application of what was learned in the morning, working with your dogs until 5:00 pm. Dog teams of all levels of experience are welcome. Having a variety of skill levels among dog teams will provide a better learning experience for all as different handlers will observe the use of learned materials in a wide variety of scenarios.

The enrollment is limited to 12 working teams. Non-HCNA members will be accepted if not all spots are filled.


  • Working Spot: $150.00 per team
  • Audit Spot (without a dog): $100.00


  • Working Spot: $200.00 per team
  • Audit Spot (without a dog): $150.00

 * Prices include: Lunch, coffee, and water included both days.


Registration will open March 20, 2019, for HCNA members. If by April 15, 2019 spots are still available, non-HCNA members will be allowed to register at that time.

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Click on the event flyer for additional details. (Big green button up top)