Gundog Training & Private Tuition
With Mick Cleverley MBIPDT.I can provide a variety of training requirements and services for you and your dog. We specialise in helping handlers train their own dogs whatever the breed. Provide guidance and assistance with specific problems.
I offer one 2 one lessons as well as small groups.
As soon as you get your new puppy it is time to start training your puppy. We can help you get your puppy off to a positive and rewarding start in its life, providing information from feeding and housing through to dos and don’ts, equipment, early retrieving and hunting stimulation. We can advise you what behaviour to expect from your puppy
Starting with the basics, we can assess you and your dog and provide a program of training to take you forward, helping you with specific training issues or just assisting you to move on with your preferred type of working. Introduction of handling and retrieving instincts will encourage your dog to go about its task with confidence and enthusiasm. Be it general training, working tests, beating, picking up or just a well behaved dog out and about.
Following on from the basics, we can assist you with more advanced training to gradually introduce your dog to a more varied working environment. Teaching your dog to remain focused and steady when working with distractions, through to the introduction of shot and cold game. Handlers and dogs are encouraged to work at their own pace.
We enjoy a variety of activities with our dogs such as
*Beating- on shoot day the dog drives the pheasants towards the guns and flushes them in to the air to be shot this activity requires a level of steadiness as the dog must not push on too far ahead as it can spoil later drives, young puppies are worked for the first few times on a line for extra control.
* Picking up - on shoot day the dog sits patiently at heel and then retrieves any shot game whether dead or wounded back to his handler when commanded to do so.
*Rabbiting- The rabbits are flushed by the ferret and shot, the dogs remain at heel and are used to retrieve the dead or wounded rabbits when asked to do so.
*Walked up/rough shooting- this is when the handler is also the gun and they walk areas of cover/sides of hedges etc. and send the dog in to flush any game which may be inside once flushed it can be shot and the dog will retrieve it back to the handler a very enjoyable activity and much less formal.
* Pigeon shooting- the gun/handler uses a camouflage tent to called a hide where he cannot be seen by the pigeons when they come down onto the farmers crops to feed they are shot and retrieved by the dog when he is commanded to do so..
* Duck flighting- this is done of an evening when the ducks are coming back to the water the dogs job is to retrieve all the shot ducks from the water.
Gundog working tests- these tests involve a number of tasks designed to prove a dog is capable of hunting ,retrieving ,being shot over, being responsive to the handler.
- We can help you to train your dog to do any or all these.