FUN GUN DOG TRAINING FOR ALL DOGS WHO ENJOY LEARNING, RUNNING AND RETRIEVING

We invite all breeds of dog to come and join us in having fun and using their natural instincts to run and find things and retrieve. For those owners who wish to progress their dogs skills in working in a Gundog sport then these courses provide great foundations for steadiness, focus and partnership with their caregiver/owners.
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Beginners – classes now available
We work on focus, whistle skills, recall and stop whistle, retrieving, stay and loose lead walking

Intermediates – classes now available
We work on recall with distraction, working off lead to heel, retrieve and memory retrieve, building on steadiness and stop

We provide you with home practice ideas for the week and a welcome pack to support you with your training games

Please select course booking button below to book either your Beginners or Intermediate course

WHAT HAPPENS IN A TRAINING CLASS

These classes are designed for dogs who are comfortable working alongside other dogs.
You will be working alongside a small group of other dogs and handlers

Dogs and handlers are welcomed to the class and asked to update the trainer on their week We have a teaching slot or refresher slot. Eg How to use a whistle for stop cue

Handlers and dogs are then invited to go and practice the steps of the exercises.

Then the class continues with progression or refresher exercises.

FOUNDATION

Here we aim to teach the following skills which may be adapted dependant on class mix

  • Use of the whistle
  • Focus
  • Steadiness, Stay. Default Sit and Parking behaviours introduced
  • Foundation heel work
  • Recall Foundations – verbal and whistle
  • Introduction of Stop whistle
  • Retrieve set up skills

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO ATTEND A CLASS

Equipment – a clicker, a long line, comfortable harness, treat bag, treat box, high value and low value treats and throwing toys and a dummie. Use of a platform in class.

INTERMEDIATES

Here we have progression classes Bronze , Silver and Gold

Dogs and handlers progress on achieving the elements of each level. The levels are taught in a relaxed fun way. There is no assessment at the end of each level. The levels are acquired over continuous assessment

These terms are designed to progress the reliability and strength behind your dogs responses to cues

• Retrieve over distance and in more challenging places
• Quartering
• Developing steadiness and stop
• Directional work
• Working off lead to heel
•Cue discrimination
•Sit positioning responses

Beginners Fun Gun dog training

Intermediates Fun Gundog Training