Hello everyone, the MSGDA board hopes everyone is well.  We wanted to give you all a current update regarding current happenings with the club:     

1.  Based on current State and local mandates, MSGDA is still planning on having our first NAHRA Test June 20-21.  This event is currently open for entries, and entry link can be found here: https://www.huntsecretary.com/eventinfo.asp?mhuntid=1003565 we will have an official COVID-19 Mitigation plan addressing the practices and protocols to protect everyone when we get closer to the event. 

    2.  MSGDA raffle, we still have raffle tickets for sale.  These tickets are available online, with the postponement of this year’s banquet your support is needed more than ever.  All proceeds to this raffle with help the club in keeping event costs down.  Please support us today, details can be found here: https://msgda.org/

    3. The ice is off at square pond, and water is warming up quick.  Access fees can be renewed online here: https://msgda.org/msgda-square-pond/ you will still need to physically mail in your hold harmless agreement to receive your access card.  

Don’t forget to renew your membership at the same time.
We are looking at options for club training days and will update everyone when we have more info.  We are also looking for volunteers to help organize our event, if you can help in any way, shape, or form please send us a note.  We have an exciting year planned for you and your dogs.  Hope to see you all soon!

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Fall/Winter Training Classes


MSGDA is happy to once again be teaming up with Baron Rea at Wetland Retrievers to provide retriever training this fall and into early winter. Field work will typically be held in various locations in the valley, there may be classroom classes help in Anchorage. Classes are scheduled to begin in late October and run until early January 2024. Exact dates will be announced later on. Classes are typically scheduled for Saturdays, but there will be a few Sunday classes. 

We will once again have an advanced class that starts at 10am, and a Started/Early Transition class with a start time of noon. Each class is limited to 15 dogs, and we ask that you limit 1 dog per handler per class. Please sign up quick as classes will fill. We require that each participate is a current 2023 or new 2024 member. Questions can be directed to MSGDA at this email address. [email protected].


Wondering what class your dog should be in?  Started dogs need early obedience, field into, early multiple marks, force fetch, and collar conditioning.  Started dogs need to get through basic handling such as T and baseball before moving up.

Advanced dogs should be completely forced fetched, collar conditioned and are past T work.  These dogs should be able to run patterns, and at a minimum run established blinds with a gun in the field.  Advance dogs should be steady at the line, capable of doing multiple marks, and stop on a whistle and accepts cast to change direction.

Please understand your dog may get moved up or down during these classes based on its level and performance.

Current Spots available as of 9/21/2023

Started: 15

Advanced: 15

BOTH CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY OPEN, we will update once classes are full, but spots sometimes do become available.  Please Email [email protected] to be put on the waiting list.