Profile

I have had a very active life with gundogs. In more recent years I have owned, trained and worked Labradors, Springers and Cockers to a very high standard both in field trials and in the shooting field I shoot regularly at field trials and have seen some of the best dogs in the country and I have judged trials and tests.

I set up a very successful working test called The Ammerdown test in 2002, it ran from 2002 to 2015.

At the first test we had a total of 8 handlers and over the years the test became more and more popular. In the latter years we had up to 30 dogs entered, for both novice and open tests. Always with experienced judges to help everyone on the day and as a result there was plenty of positive feedback from both competitors and judges.

The test was designed to introduce people who had little or no experience of the way to train their dogs for the shooting field.

Many of the past competitors are now entering working tests, scurries, field trials or just enjoying their dogs in the shooting field and have benefitted from the experience and training they have received from me.

I have been training gundogs in Somerset / Gloucestershire for more than 31 years and have successfully competed in field trials with Cocker and Springer Spaniels and Labradors, on only my 4th Trial, I qualified for the 2003 Cocker Spaniel Championships held on the Sandringham estate.

I have trained all my own dogs and successfully competed in field trials over the years winning with both Cocker Spaniels and a Springer Spaniel and I have judged field trials and working tests across the country. I have also produced and trained many good peg and shooting dogs.

I am able to offer 1 to 1 training sessions for you and your dog.

How I can help

I am able able to offer 1 to 1 training sessions for you and your dog.

Starting with

  • Basic obedience
  • Steadiness
  • Retrieving
  • Handling
  • Introduction to Game
  • Residential training

Training fees and bookings

Training fees as follows;

1 to 1 tuition £ 40.00 1 hour session

Groups of 1 – 3 people £ 80.00  for a 2 hour session

Use of Rabbit pen – price on application

Residential Training  – price on application