Now that another game season has ended how has your gundog performed? Whether it was your dog’s first season or you have a more experienced shooting companion, problems can arise at any time, and we are here to assist.
We have joined up with Neil Varney, who currently writes the gundog column for Shooting Times. Neil is a recognised Kennel Club judge for both Spaniels and Retrievers and the host and spaniel trainer for both the Wiltshire and Dorset Clubs.
With Neil’s expert help, we are offering you the opportunity to train your gundog over the next few months, iron out any problems or introduce them to working in the field, get advice and prepare for the next season.
GUNDOG TRAINING MASTERCLASS 1:
TACKLING PROBLEMS, 26 MARCH 2016
In this practical one-day session, we’ll be addressing problems that arose during the season like running in, chasing, pulling ahead, swapping retrieves. Neil will help you to correct these and advice on how to keep up the training throughout the summer.
GUNDOG TRAINING MASTERCLASS 2:
PUPPY TRAINING, 7 MAY 2016
With lots of people buying new puppies and gundogs in the spring, the focus will be on starting your puppy off in the correct way. Prevention is far better than cure, so Neil will advise on the training of young puppies from 12 weeks up to 6 months. So let’s take your pup from play school to primary school.Due to the age of the dogs and their limited attention span, the day will focus on training the handler with a short morning and afternoon session for the puppies.
GUNDOG TRAINING MASTERCLASS 3:
INTRODUCTION TO THE SHOOTING FIELD, 18 JUNE 2016
This event will be for older dogs, who are getting prepared for season 2016/17. This will be a more advance training day with the introduction to lots of the scenarios that arise on shoot days, i.e. your dog working around others in the beating line or picking up, lots of shots and retrieves and all the temptations your dog will have to deal with.
All three Masterclasses will take place at Moorwood Farm, Redlynch nr Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0NJ. Moorwood Farm, owned by Mr and Mrs Drinkall, is a formal driven pheasant shoot, which includes duckponds, mixed woodland and variation of cover, all of which are built into the three Masterclasses – so it’s not just another training ground but the real thing and tailored to participant’s needs.
Each Gundog Training Masterclass will run from 9am to 4pm and will end with a fun assessment test – you will walk away with a certificate and goodie bag.
Please bring your own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Places are strictly limited, so that participants and their dogs get the most out of the day.
The cost of the Gundog Training Masterclass is only £60 per dog, with no more than two dogs per handler.
To book your place, please call 020 314 84313
or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
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