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Positive Gun Dog Train the Trainer – Invite Only

7 February @ 10:00 am10 February @ 4:00 pm


This is a multi day invite only event for trainers and aspiring gun dog trainers. You don’t have to have experience to attend this event. You may also borrow dog’s for this event.

This workshop is for anyone with an interest in gun-dog training and who wants to find out more about the sport on any level. It will introduce owners to different core exercises which when put together and built up will create a great gundog for either competition, to work or just to learn some new challenging games to play with your dog. The exercises outlined below are just one element of the training, but the most important component is building a strong trusting partnership. This comes from using positive and kind methods of training and building up the dogs understanding in small achievable steps which we will show you at this event.

Please bring a packed lunch/snacks and a mug for a hot drink.

Through the 4-days we will cover the following:

  • Sit stay
  • Steadiness – dealing with any distraction
  • Settle position – off switch
  • Walk to heel
  • Whistle cues
  • Retrieve
  • Hold an item and drop to hand
  • Directional cues
  • Target training
  • More challenging retrieves
  • Turn taking
  • Walk up introduction
  • Hunting – holding an area for retrievers and quartering for spaniels
  • Introduction to the sound of gunshots
  • Games for anyone interested in working their dog at a shoot
  • Other games will be played based on dogs attending the workshops and assessed on an individual basis looking at the needs of the group.

Cost: £425

We are looking forward to having you train with us! To help us ensure you have the best possible training experience, please arrive at the start time specified for this event. Devon Dogs is a Centre of Excellence training facility and we want to ensure all training change overs are smooth and easy.

We understand it is difficult to estimate arrival times and we know you will have planned for the unexpected in your journey! Should you arrive a little early, we recommend stopping at the Shell Services just off of the A30, only half a mile away from us. There is a Little Waitrose, Greggs, Subway and Burger King with tea/coffee and lots of healthy (or not so healthy!) snacks and prepared meals as well as toilet facilities. If you wish to go for a short walk, you can access the Granite Way in Sourton.

To get the best out of your training with us, please review this **awesome link** that includes what to bring for training, what you need if you are training in Bowerland Arena plus some helpful tips.

Please be aware that you may experience difficulties making a payment if you are using a mobile device.


7 February @ 10:00 am
10 February @ 4:00 pm
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Bowerland Dog Training Arena
East Bowerland Farm
Okehampton, Devon EX20 4LZ United Kingdom
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0771 7696623


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