COVID – 19 update (July 2021)
We are continuing to take due care in line with government advice.
These courses 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 Beginner course covers a broad spectrum of skills suitable for all ages and breed of dogs. We run our own challenge certificates which the dogs can work towards following onto the beginner plus course and novice.
Once dogs and owners have reached a reasonable level able to retrieve or find and focus on the job in hand we run drop in classes for Pointers, Spaniels and retrievers ( again the breed is not really relevant but more the skill set of the dog).
We also periodically run courses for people who would like to develop test skills with various workshops run for specific field skills.