Gundog Games Workshops are designed to bring positive, choice based, ethical methods of dog training into the gundog world.
These workshops have been designed from the foundation level to encourage owners of gundog type breeds to explore the natural instincts and behaviours of their dogs and how to provide a suitable outlet for them.
They are suitable for all breeds of gundog whether you wish to work your dog in the shooting field, compete at working tests, or just enjoy gundog training as a hobby.
We use games involving food, toys, and play to build and refine the skills required of a fully trained gundog and handler partnership.
To help you decide which workshops to attend and to enable you to assess your dog’s training status, we have divided these workshops into levels.
The exact format is not set in stone as we prefer to adapt training to suit the individuals on each workshop so changes may be made at our discretion.
Training a gundog to enter the shooting arena or to compete at working tests and field trials takes most experienced trainers at least two years and a great deal of practice and dedication.
Therefore, we would recommend that, as you progress, you might like to repeat some of the workshops before moving on to the next level to help you consolidate previous learning.
Once we reach Intermediate 2 and 3, we will start to work with gunshot. Please contact me directly if you have concerns that your dog is gun nervous prior to booking so that I can assess and modify accordingly.