Get your gundog ready for the season – Retriever training day

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9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Blaennant Farm


Join BASC Wales and experienced trainer Mike Jones of Wauniago Gundogs on this retriever training day to ensure that you and your dog are ready for the forthcoming season.

The event welcomes young dogs or handlers participating in their first ever season to those who have some working experience and would like some advanced tips on how to improve their dog’s performance in the shooting fields in order to successfully retrieve shot game and wildfowl. Dogs and their handlers will experience various scenarios including woodlands and fields with short to mid cover to long rushy wet areas and water. All retrieves will be on dummies, and dogs will need to be a minimum of 16 months old.

Trainer Mr Mike Jones, of Wauniago Gundogs, is a Welsh Retriever Team member. He has vast knowledge of training, working and competition experience, with his most recent success being placed 4th in the 2019 International Retriever Championships with his dog, Buzz.

Availability will be limited to a maximum of 10 places, so we advise that you book early.

Event price: £50 BASC members  / £60 non-members

** Please note that the event is held in a green field site with no toilet facilities.

  • Please wear suitable clothing, and sturdy footwear will be required to suit the weather and rough terrain including sloping fields, woodlands and marshy areas.
  • Please bring dog waste bags and a walking stick to help in walking, training and a vest/bag if you wish.
  • Participants will need to bring their own lunch and refreshments.


Due to the current outbreak of COVID 19 we are delivering courses to government guidelines making sure they are COVID safe. Subject to the government guidance, local lockdowns and National Lockdowns we may have to postpone some courses in the future at short notice. If your course is going to be postponed, you will be contacted directly by a member of staff to discuss your options.


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