This will be a weekend for spaniel owners working at novice level.

Dogs should have a good level of obedience and a good basic retrieve (delivery to hand can be worked on).

This training weekend is not suitable for dogs who are aggressive towards dogs or people, who require a long line, or who are gunshy. Dogs must be over 1 year of age.

No in season bitches


12 places available.

Note: Accommodation is not included. A list of dog friendly accommodation can be provided.

WEEKEND PLAN (subject to change)

Day 1 Saturday 4th May 9:30 – 4pm

Heelwork and loose lead walking with and without distractions

Sit and steadiness – building steadiness with increasing distractions

Refreshments and break/chat

Recall and engagement

Stop Whistle -getting a snappy stop whistle

Lunch (not provided)

Hunting – quartering/turn whistle/keeping close/using their noses/how wind effects hunt patterns

Retrieving – Marked/memories/blinds/obstacles

Dinner and a drink at local pub included on first evening (dog friendly)

Day 2 – Sunday 5th May 9:30 – 4pm

Hunting in pairs

Stop to shot

Refreshments and break/chat

Retrieving in pairs building steadiness

Water retrieves if time allows


Mock working test

Debrief and Q&A