Suitable for puppies and young dogs just starting out on their gundog journey, or for older dogs with no experience of gundog work.
These group classes are held one Sunday per month, from 9am until 12 midday. You may book dates individually or as a block of eight.
Location: Clicker Gundog's purpose-built training centre in Charlton, Worcestershire, WR10 3LH.
These sessions are suitable for puppies and young dogs just starting out on their gundog journey, or for older dogs with no experience of gundog work. It is also suitable for handlers with no experience of clicker training.
It will be suitable for those working towards The Gundog Club Grade 1 and Grade 2 plus Puppy or Novice Dog/Novice Handler Working Tests.
Content will be topic-based each month, and will include connection building, recall, sit, heelwork, basic retrieve, play, settle, basic hunting, duration in static and action behaviours, how to build and use targets, planning, plus much more.
DATES: Sunday 4 April 2021 - Focus in the Environment: the foundation to building a solid recall Sunday 2 May 2021 - Heelwork Sunday 13 June 2021 - Targets and their use in building wait/stay and steadiness Sunday 4 July 2021 - Building duration in both static and active behaviours e.g. Heelwork and stay Sunday 15 August 2021 - Stop whistle training Sunday 26 September 2021 - Basic retrieve Sunday 17 October 2021 - Hunting and bumbling Sunday 7 November 2021 – Retrieves: marks, memories and blinds
Each session will cover the main topic as well as the principles of clicker training and building valuable rewards in play that can be used to add strength to other behaviours.