The NCA Newf Ambassador Program is designed to ensure to the extent possible that any member of the public who wants to learn more about Newfoundlands has a knowledgeable and local person to talk with. This will include both people who are interested in whether or not a Newfoundland might be the right dog for them, as well as people who currently own Newfoundlands and may be wanting some additional help (for example, training, grooming, becoming involved with water or draft training, or simply having fun with their dogs). Newf Ambassadors will be experienced in and knowledgeable about the breed and the regional and national clubs and must be willing to spend time meeting with people face to face and providing an introduction to their dogs, when appropriate.
The goals of the program are to provide a local resource that can:
· Help more people make a correct assessment about whether or not a Newfoundland is the right dog for them.
· Encourage existing Newfoundland owners to join their Regional Club, local obedience/training clubs, and the NCA.
· Direct Newfoundland owners to information (Web site, Newf Tide, eNotes, and more) that can help them in taking better care of their dogs.
· Introduce Newfoundland owners to additional ways to have fun with their dogs (water work, parade carting, draft work, therapy dog work, obedience, CGC, and more).