Welcome to Dovesflight Gundog Training

Welcome to my website, my name is Roger Wildsmith I am a gundog trainer in the Gloucestershire area, but originally from Somerset. I purchased my first Springer Spaniel back in 1985 and have been involved with shooting dogs ever since.

I have taught people to train their gundogs since 1988. I specialise in training working Springer and Cocker Spaniels and Labrador Retrievers, but I can work with any breed, pet dogs included.

Over the years I have helped many people train their gundogs, from complete beginners, up to field trial standard.

I have some great training areas in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire and can arrange for clients to have their dogs shot over, either for general experience or preparation for a field trial. Either single clients or parties of up to 5 clients can be accommodated.

If you have a working bred cocker, springer, sprocker, lab or any other working breed and you are not interested in the dogs working ability. I can help you train a happy, well balanced family member that will always be a pleasure to be around.

I can also help with pet dogs, as I have trained many different breeds from Cockerpoos to Great Danes over the years! A well trained pet dog is a joy to be around. I can help with puppy training including walking calmly on the lead, sitting and staying, coming when called, house training and the most important of all socialisation with other dogs. A well balanced trained dog, is a happy dog which also means a happy owner.

A dog like this will be a credit to you and your hard work.

I am able to provide a secure training paddock with various training facilities including a steadying pen.

Please feel free to give me a call to discuss your gundog or pet dog training requirements.

You can contact me on Home number 01452 740668 or mobile number 07581715201 or email roger.wildsmith@btinternet.com

Training a gundog takes time, patience and understanding

With my knowledge, experience, and your time and patience,  you can have a gundog to be proud of, I believe that anyone is capable of success if they are willing to listen and put in the time.

There is nothing more rewarding than being complemented about the behaviour and training of your dog by others.

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

Training fees and bookings

Training fees as follows;

1 to 1 tuition £ 50.00 1 hour session

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

Use of Rabbit pen – price on application

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