What is Garden Gundog Training?
Garden Gundog Training was created in the peak of the COVID-19 lock down when we were all restricted in our movements.
It is based on the idea that all training (for any sport) can begin being taught 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. The first course was delivered via webinar's each week and was very well received so the work was progressed.
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.
The initial course sets out all of the foundations needed and there are more courses planned in the future.
Don't be fooled by the title though, 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
In-Person Workshops & Classes
Workshops and/or classes occur approximately the last Sunday of each month. Take a look at the events listed below for more information and dates.
Workshops are 2-hours in length, classes are 1-hour in length.
More course content is coming, come back soon!
A Facebook support group is available to those that have attended an in-person event or those on the online course. Online students will unlock access to sign up to a monthly subscription private Facebook Garden Gundog Training Group. In the group you can ask questions and upload videos for feedback and access priority booking for in-person events.
You can cancel any time once you have joined. Only paid subscribers will be admitted to the group.