NPD (Warm Weather) Calendar of Events


We are, once again, offering an opportunity for club members and friends to water train at Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport, PA (Reading area). We have scheduled sessions at the Old Church Road area of the facility from 8 am – 12 pm on the following dates:

Sunday, June 11

Cancelled Sunday June 18 (due to Paws n Claws event on Saturday at Round Valley) Sunday, June 25 Sunday, July 9 Sunday, July 16 Sunday, July 23 Sunday July 30

Sunday August 6*** ( this date is reserved at Blue Marsh but it is the same weekend as CNC water tests and it will be announced if this session will stand, be cancelled or rescheduled)

The early time is necessary to allow us to set up in this public area of the park and have use of the area before the recreational park visitors arrive for normal weekend use.

This area of the Park has easy access to the parking lot, picnic tables, portable rest rooms and some shade. There is no charge for entrance.

If you are interested in attending please contact Andi Ottey at 610-304-3159 (cell) or

Round Valley Water Training Dates

Round Valley Reservoir Practice Dates: Arrive by 8:30, practice starts at 9am
June 4,8,10,22,24
July 8,16,20,22,30
August 3,5,13,17,31
Sept 3

All Wednesday trainings will take place from 10-2

Please check the NPD website or Facebook page for additional events and updates to the Calendar of Events.

Fall Fest  October 14th at Brubaker Park.  Diane Weber will chair with her co-chair Kat Lynne.



2nd Tuesday Of each month except January and October NPD Board Teleconference

May-August Water Practice Blue Marsh, PA and Round Valley, NJ

NCA water tests:
September 16, 2017, Saturday  WD/WRD/WRDX
September 17, 2017 Sunday WD/WRD
Beltzville State park, Lehighton, PA
Judges: Lanelle Warrick- Buckley, WA
Cherrie Brown – Vacaville, CA                                                            
Test Chair: Susan Lonergan –  (215-694-3380)
Secretary:  Andrea Ottey –  (610-304-3159)
Check out the flyer which showcases our BIG raffle prizes! Tickets can be purchased in advance and you don’t have to be there to win!
Premium now available PDF here Entries open: July 28, 2017 for NCA Members  August 7, 2017 for Non-NCA 

November 19 Kennel Club of Philadelphia Supported Entry

December Tree Pulls – NJ November 25, 2017 and PA December 9th, 2017

NPD Safety Policy

The New-Pen-Del Board of Directors has established the following safety policy to be in effect for all club events:

  • All dogs must be on leash at all times.
  • Leashes must be no longer than six feet and may not be retractable.
  • When on leash, dogs must be under control at all times.
  • Dogs displaying uncontrolled or aggressive behavior may be asked to leave the event by the chairperson or any club officer.
  • A current rabies certificate must be furnished upon request of the event chairperson.
  • Failure to comply with the above may result in disciplinary action.
    There will be occasions when the event chairperson will permit dogs to be off-leash or on a retractable leash.

Effective: October 2001

* In addition to NPD’s Water Training at Blue Marsh Lake, Colonial Newfoundland Club is offering water training opportunities to NPD members.

Please see the websites listed below for detailed information.

NPD members wishing to participate at the following Colonial Newfoundland Club Open Swim Dates need to: Contact Dwight at if they plan to attend a practice session. While CNC reserves Codorus for both Saturday and Sunday, they typically train on just one of those days. Dwight will coordinate those who are training so they all arrive on the same day.

A CNC member MUST to be present at each session since CNC is the club listed on all the permission paperwork at Codorus.

Only CNC or NPD (as another regional club) should attend—no non CNC or NPD members—insurance related.

NPD member should understand these are not formal instruction sessions. All work together to train, steward for each other and resolve problems but we’re primarily working our own dogs—there is no “instructor.”
CNC typically has just one small boat so another boat that could be brought to the practice by NPD members would help out.

The New-Pen-Del Newfoundland Club encourages and promotes the purebred Newfoundland dog