Gundog Club Training Manuals
“Passing Grade One is packed with helpful hints and common sense; follow its instructions and you will have a dog capable not only of passing The Gundog Club’s Grade One retriever test, but also an animal to be proud of”
David Tomlinson – The Shooting Times
“This guide will help focus your early training in a logical and practical order with specific goals to aim for at each stage. Almost everyone would gain something from reading it”
Jeff Boston – Field Trial Judge
“The style of writing gives you the essential information you require without the waffle you so often get in gundog/dog training books. I only wish I had this book to hand when I started, it would have saved me so much time “
– Mike Ede, Devon
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The Gundog Trust
The Gundog Club was launched in January 2006 to help people train their gundogs through participation in a non-competitive graded training scheme.
The Benefits of Graded Training For Gundogs
Gundog training helps to relieve boredom and keep dogs (and their owners) physically fit. The Gundog Club’s training scheme is perfect for pet gundogs who need a hobby. And for dog owners who want an obedient, well mannered friend!
Success at each of our grades is marked by a Field Test. You can take a test at your convenience, either on your own, or in a group with friends.
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