Gun Dog Training in Sudbury, Suffolk – About us

Seadogs Training is a professional business run by husband and wife team Rob & Julie.   We work a team of springer spaniels.  Along with buying puppies we have also rescued and re-homed dogs.

We run our own Progressive Gundog Training Programme covering puppy basics through  Gundog Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced  both in the field at our dedicated Stour Valley Gundog Training Centre and also online at Also specialised beating, picking up/peg dog and rough shooting courses in the field only.

All of our dogs work through the shooting season, both on local shoots and commercial shoots.  They spend the “closed season” with us training, long country pub walks and snuggling up with us when the day is done. You really can have the best of both worlds – a working pet!  Also when time permits we enter scurries; with two of our dogs being East Anglian Game and Country Fair scurry winners.  The 2019 winner winning all three scurries.

We can also been seen demonstrating our dogs and gundog work at various events during the summer.  If you do see us please come and say hello and talk to us.

In the early days we went to several different trainers and saw many different methods used; some of which we do not condone. This has lead to us training our dogs with a different approach and being mindful of the techniques we use.

We have over 25 years experience of shooting and working gundogs in the field.  We have been involved in beating and picking up on a number of shoots from family to commercial.  Rob also rough shoots over his dogs and shoots on driven days with a peg dog as a companion.

We are always continuing our education and have studied Canine Psychology, Canine Nutrition, Animal Physiotherapy and Julie is also a Canine Arthritis Management Advocate.   This gives us the knowledge and confidence to look at the whole picture when training.  Whether it be behavioural issues or just keeping your dog in the best possible condition for working.

We are always happy to demonstrate our dogs.  Please just ask at the time of booking so we can ensure we have them with us.

Rob and Julie