Dear Chairpersons, Directors of Testing and Directors of Judge Development,
Here are the latest communications from the JGHV for your review. Please note that this month’s mailing includes interesting and important information for all Association Judges and Apprentices. Please make sure the information is communicated to your judges and apprentices.
The following documents have been attached:
- An invitation to a CE Seminar via Zoom with JGHV President Karl Walch on Saturday, November 13th. Please get the word out to your judges and apprentices. Also, please note that participants must be registered VR/RA approved and recommended by our North American member clubs.
- Monthly MOMs: CE Seminars, new Apprentice Judges
- Important: Rules of Implementation for the JGHV Association Testing Regulations (Draft) – Among other things, please note the extensive section on the determination of Laut and description of the various kinds of Laut.
- Statements by Peggy Dornig on VGP scoring, in particular the termination of a dog’s testing for a score below sufficient (2 points). Especially take note of the implications for Apprentice Judges.
- An article from the September issue of Der Jagdgebrauchshund on the JGHV’s new initiative to award a “seal of approval” for qualified trainers.
- Last but not least, an email from Jan Schafberg to the JGHV Landesverbände regarding the organization of the Intro Seminar (in the USA, only possible under the auspices of the Landesverband North America) and the announcement of both Intro Seminars and virtual CE seminars by the LV-NA as well as normal in-person CE seminars by our member clubs in the December issue of Der Jagdgebrauchshund. Please begin to think about your seminar schedule, bearing in mind that the LV-NA is tentatively planning to host 4 virtual seminars, 2 Intro Seminars and 2 CE Seminars. If possible, we may wish to coordinate seminar planning so that we can best serve our judges and apprentices. Finally, please note that Jan Schafberg would like to have this information by November 4th.
Please share any feedback or questions. With the hunting season now moving into full swing, enjoy this special time of year.