Why Train your dog ?

If, like us, you like the idea of venturing out into the countryside with your dogs, then what better way, than with a well trained, obedient and steady dog. You will gain a respect and partnership that can’t be beaten, and enjoy many happy memories together.  Gundog training is a wonderful way to enjoy time with your dog and offers you an exciting hobby as well as providing both physical and mental exercise for your dog.

We believe that you can share your home with a well behaved dog, whether its just a family pet or working pet.  You will be required to put in the hours away from our sessions.  It can’t be done in a few hours alone.

Dog Training Available and how it works

At Seadogs Training we are committed to delivering professional training sessions to train both the handler and the dog, from the time you bring home your new puppy to the time you take your dog out on your first shoot day and beyond. We also cater for those of you who would like a better partnership but have no intention of working your dog. Having the basics will make both you and you dog happier and create a bond between you.  Seadogs – “Training you and your dog”

Our training courses will give you the confidence to work your dog in the shooting field, and have an obedient pet in and around the home.  For more information on Gundog Progressive Training Programme please click http://www.seadogstraining.co.uk/gundog-progressive-training-programme/

If you wish, we can move onto more advanced training including water retrieving, dropping to flush, shot and directional work.

We also run training days to give you and your dog the opportunity to further training in new environments. They are also an introduction to how a shoot day is run.  Alongside workshops to address particular areas of training.

You do not have to commit to weekly sessions, depending on yours, and your dogs, needs you may only need one session to master an area you are struggling with. Then you can return if you wish at a later date to take another step in your partnership together.  Training takes hours of time and patience, but it is worth remembering you get out what you put in!

We offer online training courses which you can fit in around your other commitments, alongside all of in the field classes.

Stour Valley Gundog Training Centre is within The Melford Hall Estate in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. The Chad Brook runs at the bottom of one of the woods we use for training.  Not only is this the perfect environment for training, its very picturesque. We have woodland and cover ideal for spaniels and areas to suit Labradors and long retrieves.  

We can cater for all your training needs; novice through to advanced training.   We have many different areas for all types of training including a large 2.5 acre well stocked rabbit pen.  A rabbit pen is an excellent additional training aid.  It gives you the opportunity to concentrate on steadiness as well as building up hunting drive and enthusiasm if necessary.  The pen is available to hire on an hourly rate privately** or as part of a 1:1 training session.  There will be an additional charge for any game pegged.

 We also have permission to use starting pistols & dummy launchers for more advanced training.  We can also progress to introduction of the gun, once you and your dog are ready, having permission to shoot on this part of the estate.  We have an all weather car parking area big enough for 12 or more cars.  Our site also has an old barn ideal for training inside to establish the basics, or to get out of the weather.

You can gain respect from your dog through clear, consistent commands. Remember if something is not happening it is because you are not being clear in your part of the conversation with your dog.  We are happy to demonstrate working our dogs; please just let us know you’d like to see a demonstration at the time of booking and we can make sure we have our dogs with us.

Remote Training

We can also offer remote training via Zoom.  If you would like to book a remote consultation please email rob@seadogstraining.co.uk we will then send an invoice over for the appointment and arrange a convenient time to contact you.  Or you can book online http://www.seadogstraining.co.uk/remote-training/

These are some of the skills we cover:

Puppy Basics: ©

  • Meet & Greet
  • Eye Contact
  • The Sit
  • The Stay
  • The Down
  • The Stand
  • The Heel position
  • Recall

Gundog Beginner: ©

  • The Sit
  • The Stay
  • The Down
  • The Stand
  • Heel work on the lead
  • Recall
  • Marked retrieves x 2 (delivered to hand)
  • Directions on the place boards

Gundog Intermediate: ©

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Heel work off lead
  • Recall
  • Steadiness
  • Stop whistle
  • Marked retrieves
  • Memory retrieve
  • Directional retrieve

Gundog Advanced ©

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Heel work
  • Recall
  • Steadiness
  • Hunting Up
  • Stop whistle
  • Retrieves Marked, Memory, Directional & Blinds

The Beating Dog ©

  • Sit
  • Stay with distractions
  • Rabbit Pen
  • The Heel work on and off lead
  • Recall with distractions
  • Steadiness
  • Hunting Up
  • Stop whistle
  • Steady to the flush
  • Working with others dogs
  • Your first days beating

The Rough Shooters Gundog ©

  • Steadiness
  • Hunting Up
  • Rabbit Pen
  • Stop whistle
  • Retrieves, Marked, Memory, Directional, & Blinds
  • Water
  • Jumping
  • Drop to Shot
  • Drop to Flush

The Picking up dog ©

  • Steadiness
  • Stop whistle
  • Multiple Marked retrieves
  • Memory retrieve
  • Directional retrieve
  • Blind Retrieves
  • Water
  • Jumping

Training Days:

  • Full training Days
  • Live training Days during the shooting season
  • Cold Game training
  • Workshops

Prices

If we need to travel to your home or a location convenient to you within a 10 mile radius there is no travelling cost, over 10 miles we only charge 40p a mile.

Dog training (fully insured)

£30.00 per session  1:1 sessions
£270.00 1:1 block booking of 10 sessions (booked in advance)
From £20.00 per session Group sessions
 £35 Initial Assessment

Please see individual course details for prices on our booking page.

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