Our training courses are residential or non-residential, staying at a local Bed & Breakfast. Training fee per handler is £150.00 for a two day course (lunch and refreshments included), number of handlers varies normally 6 to 8, spectator charge £30 per person per day.
Please email Coshy for more details and availability
Our courses are designed so that you succeed in your training, not fail, and that you build your relationship with your dog in a positive approach. Steve always says that he is ‘teaching you to train your dog’™.
On a weekend course you can expect on the first day to have an informal evaluation of all dogs, finding out how you operate with your dog, what your problem areas are, what your aspirations with your dog are, then Steve will go from there and work from your/your dogs level to start you on his positive techniques of training.
We are fortunate to have access to moor land, fields and woodlands (400 acres shoot). Ponds and some running water. We have secure paddocks and a retrieving lane.
We hope to be able to help you in one way or another in your training.
For more details and an informal chat please call us on 01837 682672 e-mail: email@example.com
2017 weekend training dates and information.
February 25th – 26th – Beginner/Junior – All gundog breeds
March 18th – 19th –
VENUE CHANGE – Woodchurch in Kent.
18th – Junior handler
19th – Junior/novice dogs
25th – 26th – Novice – All gundog breeds
April – 1st – 2nd Novive/Graduate – Hpr’s Working test brush up.
15th – 16th – Graduate – Easter weekend.
29th – Beginner/junior – All gundog breeds. One day.
May 6th – 7th – Novice – retrievers
27th – 28th – junior /novice spaniels
June 3rd – 4th – Novice – Retrievers.
17th – 18th – Novice/Graduate – working test issues
24th – 25th – novice/graduate – Spaniels.
July 15th – 16th – Junior/Novice – Spaniels and Hpr’s
August 19th – 20th – Novice/Garduate – retrieveing problem solveing All gundog breeds.
September 9th – 10th – Field trail craft – cold game maybe used.
23rd – 24th – Field trial craft – Cold game maybe used.
October 7th – 8th – Graduate/Advanced field trial work.
Following feedback from our very successful residential training courses it has become apparent that attendees would appreciate the opportunity to have additional training sessions in small groups during the year to assist them to fine tune their skills. Therefore we have created and are now able to offer weekend courses for up to 6/8 dogs and their handlers.
These courses are open to anyone (and any breed of gundog) with an interest in learning the art of handling a gundog in respect of either the shooting or trialling fields or just enjoying your dog. We can also arrange ‘one to one’ training sessions to suit any individual requirements – please contact us to discuss your needs.
Although we advertise some training weekend dates if you are unable to attend one, but have a weekend that you could do, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will try to accommodate you.
All dates shown in Devon which are not full could have the possibility of being booked by a single group who would like Steve to travel to their own venue and train. If you would be interested, or know of anyone who would be, please ask for more details and costs.
These definitions give you some idea of what we will be covering and potentially what standard you would be.
Building on from the beginner, as the dogs get slightly older, so making retrieves more difficult, starting to incorporate the stop whistle at a short distance. Focus excersies etc and again, problem solving.
The stop whistle should be in place at a short distance. Retrieving should be of a reasonable standard, as should the focusing and hunting, this is so that you can move forward with your field craft, into more complex training areas of work, ie multipal retrieves, blind retieves, etc Introduction of shot.
Again, this is a continuation from the novice.
We will be looking at the rules and regulations for field trialing and putting both dog and handler in possible trialing situations. Introduction of cold game etc.
Is a refresh for all those handlers who may want to get out there for the 2016 working test season. Problem solving etc
£150 per handler – Lunch etc included.
£60.00 per non handler – lunch etc included.
If you would like to attend this weekend course, please either send me a £50 deposit cheque made payable to Kimberley gundogs.
Or you can make a BACs, our a/c details are:
Sort Code: 40-44-24
A/C no: 11232495
Please use your name as reference. And email me to confirm that you have done the transfer, so that I can confirm.
The Old Parsonage, Winkleigh.
Website – oldparsonagedevon.co.uk
Jenny Peel on 01837 83772 please say you are coming on a course with us. She is happy to accept well behaved dogs and she has plenty of parking.
The Royal Oak, Dolton.
Website – theroyaloakdolton.co.uk
Mathew & Kikki 01805 804288. This is a dog friendly pub, we have had people staying here and its good.
Please can you pass this info onto anyone you think maybe interested. If you require campsites, or other B&B options please don’t hesitate to ask.
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