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Gundog Training

Gundog Training

Training courses including small groups or individual tuition for shooting work, trials or tests.

At Cotswold Pet Services we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in training working dogs for sport or competition. Our trainer Rod Coombes at our Oxfordshire Branch specialises in Pointers and HPR breeds whereas Paul Martin at the Worcestershire Branch has trained and worked Flat Coat retrievers for over 40 years for shooting work. Keith Fallon Gloucestershire has trained many working dogs for shooting, tests and scurries and specialises in Spaniels.

The Gundog Training in more detail:

  • Training for obedience in the field, including heelwork, Sit/Stay & Recall
  • Distance control, hunting and stopping
  • Retrieving and Finding (Lost, Seek)
  • Drop to shot where applicable
  • Steadiness to thrown objects and working around distractions
  • Specialised training can be accommodated such as for Spring Pointing or Working Tests
  • Working with the dummy launcher and cold game if required
  • Excellent training facilities including steadying areas, varied terrain and cover
  • Opportunity to try the training on our own Dog Friendly Shoot as seen in Shooting Times
  • All breeds and levels welcome

Training Methods:

  • Using our Common Sense style of training using positive reinforcement
  • Small manageable groups or 1 to 1
  • We do not use harsh methods and aim to produce well trained steady gundogs through patience, rewarding (praise & food) and gentle corrections
  • Training to the whistle

Our trainers have a wide range of breed knowledge and welcome all gundog breeds into the class

Dog owners will always receive the best attention and feel comfortable when training with Cotswold Pet Services Ltd