Gundog training is one of Brian’s specialities, having won awards as a gun dog trainer and handler himself. The process is one of building over the long term, getting the owner and the dog working together by starting with basic tasks and then gradually adding steps.
The training involves changing locations so the dog does not become familiar with just one place. We use all three of our own paddocks and then other locations such as local woodlands and hillsides when the time is right.
Many of the gundog training exercises are used in working with other dogs in more usual training.
The picture shows a recent gundog session extending work done in the paddock. Brian uses his own dog Gorgi both to demonstrate and to provide a partner dog for the student dog to work alongside (click on the picture for a larger image).