2022 - 2023 Dog Training Regulations
Persons training dogs shall not have a firearm or other implement for the taking of wildlife in their possession during closed seasons on wild animals and birds. Persons participating in the training of dogs must have a hunting license.
May train dogs and hold field trials on wild animals and birds, except deer and wild turkeys, on private land with the landowner's written permission, or on public lands, at any time.
Mmay train dogs between August 16 and April 30 in accordance with laws and regulations governing West Virginia residents; except that Ohio residents shall not train dogs except during the legal small game hunting season in any county or portion thereof, in which there is a legal bear hunting season.
All other non-residents may train dogs only during the legal small game hunting season.
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