This is a Foundation Gundog Skills class for complete beginners and/or dogs under 8 months of age and will be taught by Jane.
Classes will focus on handler skills, learning to focus, connection games, working in company, introducing targets and preparing to move on to The Gundog Club Grade One course.
Please note that is not a puppy course. We recommend at least two 121 sessions with your puppy so that we can assess when your dog is ready to start working in company.
Jane Longson is one of our assistant trainers and is currently on the path to becoming an accredited gundog trainer with the Gundog Trainers Academy.
Before becoming a dog trainer, Jane taught and tutored for over 25 years in both mainstream and special needs schools, while juggling a husband and three children. Jane left full-time teaching six years ago and bought Archie, a Sprocker Spaniel, with the intentions of using him as a ‘read2me’ dog when tutoring. After two years, Archie was joined by Maddie, a Springer Spaniel. Jane enjoyed learning to train both dogs and wanted to develop a better understand of how a dog’s mind works and how to work together as a team. After researching the options, Jane decided to enrol in the APDT Foundation Course in 2019 and subsequently the Part 2 Course in 2020. She passed both courses and is now a student member of the APDT. In 2020, Jane also completed the Gundog Trainers Academy Handlers Course in 2020 (with Jules and Helen) and she has consequently enrolled to do the GTA Teachers Course in 2021. For the past few years, Jane has been shadowing and working for Jules, enjoying every moment. She looks forward to meeting you and your dog.