What is Garden Gundog Training?
Created in the peak of the COVID-19 lock down during restricted movement. It is based on the idea that all training (for any sport) can begin at home and in the garden. All training needs a starting point and there is no better place to start than at home, especially for gundog training.
The name was inspired by a dear friend and colleague Cristen Brown from Ruff Diamond Dog Training during one of our many chats during the lock down period.
How is it taught?
The primary method is clicker or marker training and using the power of R+ (positive reinforcement) using a variety of rewards.
Online Foundation Course
Any breed can take part in Garden Gundog Training from any age as the exercises start you from the beginning.
Do you have issues getting your dog back? Does your dog ignore you on walks? Have an interest in gundog training but don't know where to start? Already do gundog training but want to learn about the principles of positive reinforcement?
The foundation course has been designed to start you from the beginning and take you through training in a structured, progressive way. You will learn important fundamental information and training to help you implement and progress your training.
The content is delivered over 5-weeks unlocking new content each week, across 8-modules. There are over 31-lessons and 30-videos. Your week begins from the day you sign up but you can work at your own pace and go back to do it a again.
This course provides the foundations of:
Targeting, Focusing on the owner, Recall whistle, Sit, Down, Sit and down stay, Settle, Heelwork, Release cue, Distance work, Out, Back, Retrieve’s, Plus more!
Prerequisites: None, everything you need is covered in this foundation course
£80 for access
In-Person Workshops & Classes
Workshops and/or classes occur approximately the last Sunday of each month (subject to change). Workshops are 2-hours in length.
Distance work, Retrieve elements, General control. Approximately 7 dogs per workshop. You will be sent a list of equipment needed once you book.