BGT’s 7-week Introduction To Gundog Training Course

£195.00

Breckland Gundog Training’s complete 7-week introduction to gundog training course aims to lay the foundations for your gundog’s training. It focuses on developing fundamental skills, obedience, and building a strong bond between you and your dog. 

The course is designed to give you an extensive taste of Gundog Training, and an opportunity to have a go at pushing yourself and your dog. There will be plenty of demos, and opportunities to ask questions in a non-formal fun environment.

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NEXT START DATE COMING SOON.

Time: 9 am to 1030 am

Sessions are an hour and a half 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.

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Breckland Gundog Training’s complete 7-week introduction to gundog training course aims to lay the foundations for your gundog’s training. It focuses on developing fundamental skills, obedience, and building a strong bond between you and your dog. 

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

 

Week 1:

  • Introduction and Bonding: Establish a strong bond with your gundog through play and praise.
  • Basic Obedience: Begin teaching essential commands like sit,  come, and heel.
  • Introduction of whistle commands and why we use them.

 

Week 2:

  • Introduction to Retrieving: Introduce retrieving games with dummies in a controlled environment.
  • Focus on Recall: Reinforce the “come” command and practice recall exercises off-leash.

 

Week 3:

  • Marked Retrieves: Teach your gundog to retrieve objects they’ve seen fall (marked retrieves) at varying distances.
  • Split Marked Retrieves.

 

Week 4:

  • Memory Retrieves: Teach your gundog to retrieve objects they’ve seen fall but are delayed in being sent, at varying distances.

 

Week 5:

  • Heelwork: Work on loose-leash walking and proper heel position during walks and retrieves.

 

Week 6:

  • Directional Commands: Teach basic directional cues like “back”, “left,” and “right.”
  • Handling Drills: Combine directional commands with retrieves to enhance your dog’s ability to follow hand signals.

 

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 treats, 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 Introduction to Gundog training course, your dog should have a solid foundation in obedience, retrieving, and directional commands. They should also be comfortable around gunshots and be ready to progress to more advanced gundog training tasks and real-life hunting scenarios.

 

What Next ? 

Once you have completed our 7 Week Introduction to Gundog Training you can further your training / work on your weaker areas through 121’s or group classes.