Welcome to the Boavida events page

Welcome to the Boavida Gundogs and Wingshooting events page. Here you will find the dates to our seminars, workshops, hunting days, the SAVHDA test dates, field trial dates, and much more.

Please note that booking is essential.

2020 Calendar

Blood tracking seminar

Dates: 17 - 19 January 2020
Note: this will be a full weekend event starting Friday and ending Sunday afternoon. Limited to a maximum of 10 people.
A practical course over 3 days which starts at 2pm on Friday and ends 2pm on Sunday.
Our aim after the 3 days is have given you the knowledge and your dog the drive and competency so that you can implement a training program that will allow you to follow blood spoor of at least 1 hour old and 600m long within 30 days of training. These skills can then be enhanced over the next year to build the dog up to 24hr old tracks with a distance up to 10km7

Snake handling and exposure

Dates: TBC
This is a course not only aimed at snake proofing your dogs, but also in giving you the necessary ability to handle the situation. Space for dogs is very limited, but we will welcome some additional handlers without their dogs.


Advanced water work

Dates: TBC

Disciplined retrieve

Dates: TBC

gun dog training

Hunting training weekends

Dates: TBC
- Alma, Limpopo
- Nieu Bethesda, Eastern Cape
- Derby, North West
Under the supervision of Matthew Berry and his team, you will work in some of the finest wingshooting country available. These weekends aren't about bagging hundreds of birds, but instead focus on quality of work to get you and your dog working together as a team.

Puppy basics (3 - 6 months)

Dates: TBC
Start your puppy off on the right foot.
This covers basic house breaking, socialisation classes, and basic training commands to ensure that you and your pup are ready for the rest of your lives together.

Obedience and lead basics

Dates: TBC
An introduction to basic obedience and the positive reinforcement methods we use at Boavida.

SAVHDA Development for the various tests

Dates: TBC
These will be run in conjuction with the SAVHDA Tests, focussing on the challenging areas to prepare you for the tests.

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