Do you own a gundog or gundog cross breed? Are they chasing things they shouldn't, running off or stealing your socks? Do you wish you could help them channel their natural instincts and keep them fulfilled and content?
The gundog breeds have been selectively bred over hundreds of years to develop specific behaviour traits and attributes, such as a strong desire to chase and hunt and boundless energy.
When they have no outlet for these innate drives, they will eventually find their own ways to express them, which may not be to our liking!
Why not channel those natural behaviours and develop a stronger bond and relationship with each other at the same time.
As well as running a wide range of adventures, I also run Contented Gundogs Training Club.
I offer ethical, rewards based gundog training, ideal for both pet and working gundog breeds.
We offer 1-2-1s, group classes, personalised 1-2-1 training packages and workshops.
I have worked with dogs professionally for twelve years now, but gundogs are my passion. I have two working cocker girls, one of whom I have been beating on local shoots with for five years, and more recently began working though the Gundog Club graded field tests with her, so far we have gained a distinction in grades 1, 2 and 3 and a merit at grade 4. We have also gained our Kennel Club Working Gundog Certificate on Game. The youngest is just a pup so is still in training but she will hopefully join me on shoots one day.
I am also a fully qualified gundog trainer, having completed the Gundog Trainers Academy's accreditation on dummies teacher's course. The Gundog Trainers Academy are committed to force free training and are the only gundog training organisation in the UK to be accredited by the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC).
As an accedited GTA trainer, I abide at all times by their rigorous code of practise, which can be found here
I am also a registered Animal Training Instructor with and member of the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC), click here for details.
RELIABLE RECALL GUIDE
Is your dog embarrassing you on walks by running up to other people and dogs?
Is their rusty recall letting them down?
Are you worried about losing them on a walk or them running off?
Now more than ever, it is important to have a solid recall in place with your dog. Recall is arguably one of the most important skills your dog needs to learn and is probably the most reliable way to keep them safe on walks. If you can’t let your dog off lead it can also be hard to give them the exercise and stimulation that they need, which can lead to all sorts of behavioural problems.
But help is here! Recall is one of the most common issues people come to us for help with here at Contented Gundogs Training Club and it is definitely something that can be improved, especially if you are willing to put the work in. On the adventure side of the business it is something that we work on with every single dog on every single walk