Community Service

Our Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Proceeds Support Youth Conservation Education and Canine Humane Causes

Over the years, a significant portion of the  proceeds from this Community Service event have given the Snake River Versatile Gun Dog Club an opportunity to make a difference in society by donating to canine organizations and veterinarians and awarding young outdoor enthusiasts Good Citizen sponsorships to attend conservation camps.

Read Letters From The Kids That Went To Camp


Idaho Fish and Game ICOA Youth Conservation Camp

A Promising Investment In Our Future by Eric Crawford

NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp

NRA Camp Article Zack Hackman

NRA Camp Thank you Bradley Spencer


  • German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America – GWP Rescue
  • German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America – DD Rescue
  • German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
  • Weimaraner Rescue
  • Brittany Rescue
  • Sight Hound Greyhound Rescue
  • Canyon County Animal Shelter
  • Idaho Humane Society
  • Veterinary Continuing Education

Some of the proceeds from the Idaho’s Annual Premier Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs event go towards funding the Snake River Versatile Hunting Dog Club: a non-profit organization that promotes ethical hunting practices and conservation of game animals by enhancing the quality and ability of versatile hunting dogs through breeder and handler education, performance-based testing, and by facilitating continuing education and information exchange regarding health and genetics; in addition to hosting Idaho’s Premier Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs annually.

We strive to achieve these goals in conjunction with our national affiliate, the Versatile Hunting Dog Federation.  We accomplish these goals by:

Conducting field tests designed to evaluate versatile hunting qualities of breeds registered by any recognized registry or studbook.

Encouraging the involvement of youths to the sport of hunting.  Dogs add a special dimension to hunting that may attract young hunters inspiring them to advanced education and personal growth.

Promoting public education, appreciation and understanding of the necessity of a useful versatile hunting dog and ethical sportsmanship.

Fostering knowledge and experience of judges, hunters, breeders, breed clubs, and individual owners of versatile hunting dogs in the breeding, training, and testing of versatile hunting dogs.