BGT’s 7-week ‘Gundog’ Obedience Course


Breckland Gundog Training’s complete 7-week Gundog Obedience Training Course course aims to help all dog owners with the main areas of obedience that we see clients struggling with, and a few bits that will enhance your relationship and control with your dog.

There will be plenty of demos, and opportunities to ask questions in a non-formal fun environment.


Week 1: 11th February 2024
Week 2: 25th February 2024
Week 3: 10th March 2024
Week 4: 24th March 2024
Week 5: 7th April 2024
Week 6: 21st April 2024
Week 7: 5th May 2024

Time: 11am to 12pm

This course will be suitable for 6+ Monthold pups/dogs.

Sessions are an hour long, there will be some homework/things for you to work on between sessions. Each week we aim not to dwell on the previous week but to push you on through the varying exercises as listed.

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Breckland Gundog Training’s complete 7-week introduction to gundog obedience course aims to help pet and gundog owners with their dogs general obedience. It focuses on developing fundamental skills, obedience, and building a strong bond between handler and dog. 

Here’s a week-by-week outline of the course:

This course will be suitable for 6+ Month old pups/dogs.


Week 1:

  • Introduction and Bonding: Establish a strong bond with your gundog through play and praise.
  • Topic of the Week: Basic Obedience, where are you with your dog?


Week 2:

  • The Topic of the week: Recall
  • Introduction of whistle commands and why we use them.


Week 3:

  • The topic of the week: Sits (Stays) and introducing steadiness
  • Introduction of Stop Whistle
  • Push on with Recall


Week 4:

  • The topic of the week: Heelwork: Work on loose-leash walking and proper heel position
  • Push on with Recall
  • Push on with the Stop Whistle


Week 5:

  • Introduction of the ‘This Way’ Whistle
  • Push on with Recall
  • Push on with Sit/Steadiness


Week 6:

  • Recall – Whistle and Verbal
  • Sit & Steadiness
  • Stop Whistle
  • Heelwork/Looslead Walking
  • General Obedience


Week 7:

  • Recap of Weeks 1-6.
  • Problem Solving. 
  • Questions & Answer Session


Throughout the training program, remember to:

  • Keep training sessions short and enjoyable to maintain your dog’s enthusiasm.
  • Use positive reinforcement techniques, such as praise, and play, to motivate and reward your gundog.
  • Gradually increase the difficulty and complexity of exercises as your gundog becomes more proficient.
  • Be patient and consistent in your training approach, recognizing that all dogs learn at their own pace.
  • After completing the course, your dog should have a solid foundation in obedience.