These classes and group sessions are designed for pet dogs alongside working dogs at the start. The skills required at the start of their training are the same : Good recall, lead walking, stopping and waiting, maintaining calm behaviour and having a safe and enjoyable time outside on walks.
Our training is currently referred to as R+ which means we never use punishment or aversive methods when working with our dogs.
Group classes are useful for those with young dogs to help them learn to work alongside others, respectful of space and honouring the other dogs retrieve, skills needed in the working field.
The Introduction To Kind Gundog Training covers a broad spectrum of skills suitable for all ages and breed of dogs. Following on from the introductory course we run a series of 1 and half hour sessions.
The Basics (Grade 1 UK Gundog Club grading) Pre novice, Novice (Grade 2) and Intermediate
These are for all breed types: Spaniels, Retrievers and pointing breeds and are held in our secure paddocks in Hatch Beauchamp.
We also run a breed type group sessions for Retrieving breeds and hunting breeds.
The session covers various aspects of gundog training without shot and in a safe environment.
Once your dog has grasped the basics they are eligible for any of our field sessions in various local venues. We hold both group and personalised one to one sessions.
Here we can work with shot, water, challenging environment, cold game where available and practise for UK Gundog Club grade 3 and 4.