The Professional Development Prgram, a year-long course that runs from May 1 to May 1, seeks applicants to participate in this unique learning experience. The PDP seeks to eductate profressional hunt staff through hunt visits, educational materials, and exposure to a variety of hunting styles and kennel management techniques.
The PDP is open to both professional and honorary hunt staff. Most of the PDF curriculum take place online, with kennel tours, an MFHA office visit, hunting with a variety of different packs and with the course instructor. Participants visit the Virginia Hound Show and share the ring with judges to learn what they look for. The Professional Development Program builds on the experience of participants and enhances the knowledge and professoinalismof participants.
Some travel allowance is available for professional staff. To apply, visit https://mfha.com/about/professional-development-program.