I am able to offer tailor made one to one training for both pets and working dogs on our own training ground to the West of Ludlow. My training is geared towards training a polite, well mannered dog that is a pleasure to own, and my success competing with several dogs over the years proves that my training methods are effective. A properly trained dog is a happy dog, and I get enormous satisfaction from seeing clients dogs progress, and the pleasure this brings to their owners.
This takes place in a small paddock in a quiet corner with minimum distractions, to give you the best chance of mastering the basics.
Puppy training is focused on building a good relationship and solid foundations to pave the way for you and your dog to achieve your goals, whether you wish to have a well mannered pet that you can be proud of, fun in agility competitions, or to compete in Gundog Working Tests and beyond. I believe in making training fun, so that your dog enjoys working with you, and I aim to teach you how to train your puppy to give you a clear understanding of how to succeed.
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
If you are contemplating getting your first puppy or an older dog, I am able to offer a “look before you leap” lesson using my own dogs to demonstrate the first steps in basic training, as well as showing you what a trained dog is capable of. This lesson includes advice on settling your puppy into it’s new home, and I will explain what day to day dog ownership involves, plus there will be plenty of time for questions and answers. If you are seeking a pedigree dog I will be able to provide information regarding how to find a healthy puppy from a trustworthy breeder.
PET DOG TRAINING
Boredom is a dog’s worst enemy where training is concerned, so I structure one to one lessons to be enjoyable for both dog and owner. I use elements of basic gundog and agility training to add focus and fun to each lesson.
I am able to help with common problems such as pulling on the lead or poor recall, but I do not accept aggressive dogs for training.
My passion is gundogs, and I compete in both Working Tests and Trials, as well as picking up on local shoots. I particularly enjoy working with dogs and owners new to the sport, where attention to detail and improving the basics can change a partnership from picking up zero scores in a working test, to gaining their first ribbon.
My training ground runs up through a small valley with a ditch through the middle, giving the more experienced dogs the chance to master crossing retrieves in a walk up situation, as well as picking retrieves which have fallen out of sight over the brow of a hill.