Due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and government guidance BASC took the decision to postpone all training courses scheduled up until the end of June 2020. With the restrictions starting to be lifted in different areas of the UK at different rates, we expect courses to start going ahead from the 9th July in England and at later dates in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. All courses will be reviewed on a daily basis and be led by government advice. I would like to thank all our future course participants for being understanding during this difficult period. If your course was postponed or is going to be postponed you will be contacted by a member of staff. The list of current courses are published on the BASC website and are open to booking subject to further government guidance.
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Vicky Payne is a vet, dog behaviourist, spaniel breeder and trainer and will the trainer on the day.
A day of basic gundog training for those with young or novice spaniels, or those interested in finding out about gundog work.
The day will begin with an explanation of the work spaniels do in the field, as well as the benefits of gundog training to pet spaniels.
Through the day handlers will learn about and practice on and off lead heel work, steadiness and control around distractions, introduce different types of retrieving, and how to harness the hunting drive.
Handlers will learn about what motivates their dogs, and how to use that to reward their dogs.
Exercises will be set up so that dogs and handlers can progress and achieve their goals without the need to use fear and punishments.
Equipment needed for the day: Dog. Collar. Lead or slip lead. Lunch. Gundog whistle. Sense of humour!
Tea/Coffee/ Biscuits will be provided but bring your own lunch
Places are limited so please call the office on 01244 573028 to reserve your place or email the South East Office