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Gundog Training 

Positive, reward based training......

Gundog training is a fantastic way to train and enjoy your working breed whilst stimulating their natural instincts. It is not just for those who compete or shoot regularly but is ideal for those wishing to train their dog by working with their natural instincts. 

Training this way creates a bond between you and your dog and allows you to harness your dog's natural ability.  

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Pet Gundogs  

Troubleshooting... 

  

Most owners of gundog breeds chose them to suit an active lifestyle. Whether this is as a working/sporting dog or to keep up with an outdoor lifestyle hiking, exploring and adventuring.  

Problems can arise when the dog develops his/her natural working instincts to hunt/chase and they are not managed correctly. Many clients do not feel they can let their spaniel, labrador or crosbreed off leash as they will ' run off' after birds, bunnies or sometimes even just an interesting smell!  

  

This can result in very stressful walks for both dog and owners - whilst the dog is resigned to life on leash. If this sounds like you, then Pet Gundog Training  is the way forwards.  

  

During the first session we will discuss any questions you may have about your dog and find out what you would like to achieve or improve on.  The lessons are then tailored accordingly and suit a range of ages from early puppy days onwards.  

Frequently Covered in sessions are the following topics: 

Chase drive -  prey drive - recall - steadiness -  appropriate excercise management - leash walking - distance control  

  

  

Sessions are based on site  NE17 7AT  

Initial Session £45 - 1 hour approx 

Follow up sessions 45 minute sessions £35.00

1 hour joint lesson £40 (with friend or another client ) 

Pet Gundog Group Workshops £35   

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Private Gundog Training  

  

Just you, me and your dog... 

During the first session we will discuss any questions you may have about your dog and find out what you would like to achieve or improve on.  The lessons are then tailored accordingly and suit a range of ages from early puppy days onwards.  

  

Frequently Covered in sessions are the following topics: 

Recall    Chasing/Hunting    Whistle Work   Retrieving       Steadiness    Leash Walking   Social Skills   Manners  Motivation    Obedience 

  

Sessions are based on site  NE17 7AT  

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Pet Gundog Introduction 

 If you a have a gundog breed and would like to learn more about how to train them, their roles in the field and generally give them something else to do..then this course could be for you. 

The foundations workshop may be attended as a one off or you can attend which ever ones suit your diary and add onto your learning and skills each time. 

Gundog  classes  are generally for those with  some level of control and obedience looking to  learn more and work in a group setting. It is suitable for all family gundog breeds, but they must have some interest in playing with and picking up toys. 

We will look at the general methods of training, the importance of a retrieve and introducing hunting 'safely. 

There are several different workshops currently underway from Pet Gundog Foundations to Fetch ( Retrieving workshop) , Hunting workshops and the more advanced Gundog Club Classes. For those just getting started or with a pet spaniel, then the Spaniel Savvy workshop could also suit. 

Sessions held on site  

NE17 7AT  

 

 

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Pet Gundog Puppy  

  

This workshop is for those looking to get of to the right start with their Gundog puppy. We will look at encouraging natural behaviors that we wish to develop and work through management and preventing problems before they occur.  
 

Gundog and other working breeds need noticeably more input and engagement than others breeds. They can be easily distracted by their environment when out and about and are unable to 'switch off' unless taught.  The innate instincts of gundog breeds, especially those bred to hunt can develop into unwanted behaviors without breed specific training.  
 

The aim of this course is to harness the natural abilities and enable you to work 'together' with your pup whilst learning some essential life skills and fun games.  
 

Suitable for spaniels, retrievers, HPR and crosses intended for an active pet life or for working.  
 

 

Sessions held on site   

NE17 7AT   

 

 

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Gundog Club 

  

My weekly training group is open to all who have a decent grasp of basic obedience and have mastered foundation retrieving exercises and whistle work. Training is primarily held at home  with the option of multiple 'away' days throughout the year. The club provides and informal, relaxed atmosphere in which to train and is made up  in equal measure of those who work their dogs and those with pet gundogs. The club sessions are aimed at those who currently work or wish to wrk their dogs in the field. Sense of humour required.  

  

  

Current club sessions are held sessions held on site with 'away' days to expand our training experiences where possible  1 hour session £15 

  

  

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