I have an 18-month-old cocker spaniel, which I work, and I am considering going to a field trial with a view to spectating and, at a later stage, taking part myself. I live in Lancaster — could you tell me what I need to do to get involved?
Gundog training: I recently went to a large rescue kennel and saw two spaniels in need of a home. Both are over a year old, and they were vocal and active when taken outside to a play area, but neither has papers.
Spaniel training: I have been helping on my local shoot, dogging-in birds from the boundaries. My two spaniels have started pulling forward onto scent and sometimes going off the whistle. I need spaniel training advice.
Gundog training: My pup was attacked by another at gundog training, and now he hates going there. He’s reluctant to get out of the car, and he just sits and shivers in class. He won’t do any off-lead exercises at all.