Requirements for Individual Members
A desire to use the CRTA grounds for the exercising and/or training of their retrievers, or a desire to use the CRTA Goose Lake grounds for the exercising and/or training of their NAVHDA-registered versatile hunting dogs.
Member in good standing of a club
or association that has joined the CRTA as a Member club.<Click
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No recent occasion of abuse of a dog or abuse of grounds.
Not under suspension or disbarment by AKC, UKC, HRC, NAHRA, NAVHDA, or a professional trainers' association.
Individual Membership Categories and 2023 Fees
All memberships end on December 31 other than the Goose Lake Snowbird membership.
The Regular Membership category is for individuals who are "amateurs" as defined by AKC. Spouse Members have all the rights and privileges of a Regular Member.
Regular Membership: $600.
Regular Membership with a Spouse Membership: $700.
Spouse Membership added to an existing Regular Membership: $100.
If member is joining after a previous membership has lapsed, November and December are included for free with a membership for the following year.
The Professional Membership category is for individuals who are professional trainers. Professional membership also includes one professional assistant when training with the member. Contact the Association Secretary for details on this category of membership.
Professional Membership: $1200.
The Goose Lake Snowbird category is for out-of-state individuals whose use of CRTA grounds takes place primarily at Goose Lake. The Goose Lake Snowbird membership includes the member's professional assistant if member is a professional or member's spouse if member is an amateur - when training with the member.
Goose Lake Snowbird membership: $350 per month for both professional and amateur trainers.
Applicants for a Regular Membership who are joining CRTA for the first time have a reduced fee that depends on when their membership begins. These reduced fees for first-time joiners are as follows (fee in parentheses is for a membership including the Spouse).
Membership starting in month of:
February: $550   ($642)
March: $500   ($583)
April: $450   ($525)
May: $400   ($465)
June: $350   ($408)
July: $300   ($350)
August: $250   ($292)
September: $200   ($233)
October: $180   ($205)
November or December: November and December are included for free with a membership for the following year.
2023 Membership Camping
Dry camping is available on both the Goose Lake and Denverton grounds. CRTA members may purchase prepaid camping or pay a nightly fee.
Nightly camping: $25 per night.
Regular Prepaid Camping: $175. Second trailer for same member at Goose Lake: $125.
Trailers parked in the Denverton campground must be occupied each night unless member has Special Prepaid Camping (limited number of spots - a waiting list is maintained when the limit has been reached).
Special Prepaid Camping: $800.
Full time residential (seasonal or all year) camping at Denverton is limited and requires special approval by the CRTA Board of Directors. A different fee may be required for this camping. There are no limits on full time residential camping at the Goose Lake grounds and the Goose Lake fee is the Regular Prepaid Camping fee.
How to Join
If you would be joining for the first time, when requesting a membership application please include information about your dog, your retriever training interests, and why you are interested in joining CRTA. Let us know how you heard of CRTA and what other CRTA members you already know, if any.
If you are a professional trainer, proof of commercial general liability insurance is required. Click here for the proof-of-insurance requirements for Professional Memberships.
To contact the Association Secretary for a 2023 membership application, email: Secretary@crtaonline.com