Seadogs Gundog Training Sudbury Suffolk

Gun Dog - Obedience - Behavioural - Residential - Dog Holidays

Who are Seadogs Gundog Training?

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 Gun dog 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. Although we specialise in the gundog breeds, we work with all dog breeds. We also run Scent work courses.  Every dog deserves to be trained and mentally stimulated and we can work with you to achieve that through one of our many packages.

All of our dogs work through the shooting season, both on local shoots and commercial shoots. They spend the “closed season” with us training, doing scent work, 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 be 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 35 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 Scent Work Instructor, Canine Arthritis Management Advocate and Animal Reiki Practitioner. This gives us the knowledge and confidence to look at the whole picture when dog training. Whether it be behavioural issues or just keeping your dog in the best possible condition for working.

We have experience in all gundog breeds; labradors, retrievers, spaniels and HPR’s. We also work with many non gundog breeds.

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


Based on 6 reviews
Kelly Goss
Kelly Goss
7 October 2023
Fantastic support and advice x
Juliette Newton
Juliette Newton
6 October 2023
I have been attending one to one dog training sessions with my Spaniel. Rob has been very helpful helping me channel his enthusiasm for life into behaviour that I am happy with! Rob explains everything very clearly and has a very natural affinity with my dog, who appears to want to do everything to please him. I highly recommend his training
Louise Latheron
Louise Latheron
24 August 2021
Highly recommend after our 121 assessment session. Now looking forward to attending a course in October....can't wait
Jemma Martin
Jemma Martin
8 May 2021
Great facilities and supportive and knowledgeable trainers 👍
Paul McCabe
Paul McCabe
17 January 2021
An excellent venue to take your dogs for gundog training, both Rob & Julie know there stuff. They cater for all levels of dog and trainer, from novice and upwards. We take both our labradors there and they doing very well 😊

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