What is pet gundog training?

Training your dog to retrieve – don’t worry we’re not using guns or pheasants!

Pet gun dog training is all about your dog learning self-control when chasing a ball, a toy or a dummy. Your dog will learn to bring the item back to you and put it in your hand. No more bending down to pick up the ball!

Learn verbal and whistle commands. Learn some hunting skills.

Help your dog around noises as you advance to classes using the dummy launcher and starter pistol.

Climb the Tree of Achievement as you work through your pet gun dog gradings.

This class is for dogs and people who have completed previous training with us. Get in touch if you’d like to find out how to join us.


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Below is a list of some of the gun dog breeds

Below is a list of some of the more common gun dog breeds. Remember if your dog is a mix of any of the below, so that includes cockapoos and labradoodles then you have a gun dog breed. Poodles themselves are a gun dog breed. The poodle ‘hairstyle’ originated so the fur kept their joints warm when in the water.

People often underestimate the poodle.

Golden Retriever
Italian Spinone
English/Irish/Gordon Setter
Working Cocker Spaniel
Springer Spaniel
Flat Coated Retriever
Hungarian Vizsla
Spanish Water Dog
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (Toller)

What will your dog learn in pet gun dog:

How to retrieve - fetch something, bring it back and put it in your hand
Whistle work - recall, stop and hunt
Work off lead alongside you, despite distractions, maintaining focus
Hunting - working with you in close proximity
To search for things off the floor - not everything that needs retrieving lands on the floor
How to work in straight lines
How to retrieve around a clock by direction - back, out and straight
To listen to you, even on the hunt- that is amazing when you get to that stage
To come back the same way he went, even if that isn't the most direct route
To find things on your instruction, even when (s)he hasn't seen them go out (blind retrieves)

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