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Gundog Training​ ​for your

Companion Dog 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for private training

sessions using gundog training with your companion dog.. 

Invest in a few sessions with a gundog trainer.

Even if you don't want to work the dog, and it will help teach you to channel the

natural instincts of the dog that he won't grow out of. 

 

Speak to us to see if gundog training is the right way to go for your dog.

 

You don't need to enroll on to a course, just book as you go..

sessions are 1-2-1 so we go at your dogs pace.

 

*Please understand, these sessions do not cover Reactivity, Aggression, Anxiety (Hyper-arousal) and other behavioural issues ..all of which may be behind the reason for your dog pulling on the lead

These sessions are reserved for using gundog training to accomplish obedience skills, control, focus, composure and drive management.

As an owner of a gundog breed, you may want gundog training for control, for fun, or to give it a go with a view to maybe taking it further.

You may have been directed to see about getting some gundog training because your dog is not suited to mainstream classes, has regressed or training has been neglected and the dog is needing more than the average family dog training can offer.
Be aware that if we are playing catch-up, if your dog has run around playing freely with others, does daycare or goes out with others daily, chasing, doing pretty much whatever he likes, there's a lot that will need to be reversed.

With that in mind, the training we offer can take you from puppy to a level where if you decide to take it to tests and trials you have the foundations placed.

You may be starting right at the beginning or you may already be working your dog and wanting to go over some foundations, troubleshooting or just have a fresh set of eyes cast over your dog and your own handling.

 

 


We will cover the following disciplines or create a bespoke plan .. your dog will go at his pace, so sessions may differ from dog to dog.
 

 


VEHICLE MANNERS.. wait/stay in and out of the vehicle
NAME RECOGNITION
HERE-SIT-STAY..  distance/distraction & duration -360° focus

HEEL-WALKING
SIT AT STOP
INTRODUCTION TO WHISTLE
PLACEBOARD/platform training.. for returns, retrieve & heel position and long stays
DISTANCE STOPS
DOWN STAYS/DROPS
STEADY TO FLUSH
INTRODUCTION TO RETRIEVES
INTRODUCING COVER
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL /QUARTERING/CASTING
STARTING OR RESTARTING RECALL
INTRODUCTION TO GUNSHOT.. Sit to shot
INTRODUCTION TO OBSTACLES.. if needed
RETRIEVING THE DUMMY.. Size, weight, position, hold, colour, camouflage, texture, wind direction, presentation.

STEADINESS & DENIALS
RECAP OF STOP-SIT

TRACKING SCENT
FLUSHING
SIT TO FLUSH
FLUSH COMMAND

RECAP OF RECALL
WATER INTRODUCTION & SAFETY
WATER CONFIDENCE
PROGRESSING THE RETRIEVE
HAND SIGNALLING /WHISTLE SIGNALLING.. Casting, directions, quartering.

OFF LEASH HEEL-WALKING
COVER/ROUGH/BUSH.. Woodlands, Moorlands, Wetlands, Uplands
SPLIT RETRIEVES
FURTHER GUNSHOT EXPOSURE
RECAP ON THE STOP

STEADY TO GA
ME

SIT TO FLUSH - SIT FLUSH SIT - SIT FLUSH RETURN

RETURN FROM CHASE
POINTING ..Indication
OBSTACLES.. not always suitable for  house pets
DISTANCE CONTROL
RETURN TO WATER RETRIEVES

SIMULATION SHOT OVER DOG/WALKED UP/ROUGH-SHOOT.. Flushing, driving, peg, tracking, picking up..

 

SCURRIES & PICK-UPS 

 

Private sessions held in Law Village Park or the Run-free dog field, Carluke if preferred.

 

(Water Retrieve sessions , when suitable, will be held at Greenhead Moss Nature Reserve or Mauldslie Woods , an area of woodland close to the town of Carluke, South Lanarkshire. One of six woodlands which form the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve. Standing on the estate of Mauldslie Castle

 

Mauldslie Bridge and it's gatehouse form the entrance to one of Lanarkshire's oldest hunting estates.

 

The bridge crosses the River Clyde and used to lead to Mauldslie Castle which was erected in 1793 by Thomas, Fifth Earl of Hyndford.. Its most notable resident was John Wightman of Mauldslie, Lord Provost of Edinburgh

Sadly the castle itself no longer exists. 

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Allow 90 - 120 minutes for each session .

 

£70 each

 

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SMALL GROUP CLASSES

Can you bring both/all of your dogs ? 

Can a friend come and do the session too ?

TWO DOGS - £45 EACH

THREE DOGS (max) - £45 EACH

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Costs vary and the prices differ from trainer to trainer ..sadly not always based upon experience 

 

A good trainer should cost around £40-60* per hour. More if their facilities are outstanding and the use of live game is involved.

 

Most will be over generous with their time and provide support outwith the session too . Some may charge travel costs.

We charge by the session, which is generous as some sessions are 90mins and other can be three hours.

We do weekends which limits our time on the field, and weekends are always most popular so expect a longer waiting list if you cannot find a time in the week.

We fill morning sessions first as this can allow for us to look after another client the same day if both sessions are the smaller ones, however the location training sessions are longer and more tiring so we can only offer one a day.

Unless you are training for competition, 4 or 5 sessions, with time between to practice, should set you up with some foundations... ready for you to take it from there.

 

* Our Training Prices haven't changed since 2019 .. Some trainers may have put prices up rightly and accordingly...

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