Gundog Training in Buckinghamshire

Pet & Family Gundog Courses

Our Gundog Training courses based in Buckinghamshire are perfect for both, pet owners who have an active dog with a desire to retrieve or those looking to work their family dog in the field. The exercises you learn will be important skills for the field but also ideal for using on a walk with your pet dog. The classes are designed to enhance your relationship whilst utilising your dog’s natural working abilities using positive, reward based methods.

Gundog Training Class Levels: 

  • Puppy – Entry Level 1 
  • Foundation – Entry Level 1 
  • Foundation Plus – Level 2
  • Novice – Level 3

It is essential that dogs joining these courses have attended our puppy life skills classes as the dog must have some basic obedience. Entry level is either our Puppy or Foundation dependent on age. You must have completed the Foundation Gundog class before being able to book onto the Novice class unless you have had a prior 1:1 and we have confirmed that you are suitable to book directly onto the Novice class.

Puppy Gundog Class 

Springer spaniel puppy at a Gundog training class in Buckinghamshire Our Puppy Gundog class is the entry level into the world of Gundog training after you have completed our Puppy Life Skills Class or another similar puppy class. Ideally dogs should be aged between 6-12 months. These classes are not only training the dogs but also teaching the owners the skills too and are primarily aimed at pet / family gundogs or those who wish to learn more about their dogs natural skills and abilities. 

We will cover: Focus and engagement games, recall, heel work, steadiness ie. sit & wait, retrieve and more. 

 

 

Foundation Class

The Foundation class focuses on the basic skills required for gundog work such as: focus and engagement games, recall, heel work, steadiness, delivery and hunting an area – all skills that will improve your pet dog’s general obedience in daily life.

Foundation Plus + Class

The Foundation Plus class continues to build on the basic skills required for gundog work such as recall, heel work, steadiness, improving delivery to hand, whistle cues, casting out and various retrieves.

Novice Class

The Novice class builds on the Foundation Plus class with particular focus on off lead heelwork, steadiness to fall, perfecting the delivery, developing directional retrieves, whistle cues, building distance with retrieves ie. mark, memories and blinds.