Claudia has been working, training and competing with gundogs since 2015 – working her dogs picking up, and also taking part in working tests and field trials. She has two dogs, Archie (Cocker Spaniel) and Delta (Golden Retriever). Claudia offers services near York, and also in Cumbria.
Claudia describes her training approach as being kind, fair and effective. You can expect to learn how to use treats, toys and clickers effectively. She believes that the cornerstone of success is that both dog and handler enjoy their training time together, and it’s something they both want to do.
Claudia has been working every winter on different shoots for 15 years. She also works in the summer stewarding and helping to run field trials. She has won novice tests with her Golden Retriever who went on to win awards in open tests.
Particular breed knowledge
Claudia’s expertise is with retrievers and spaniels – she has worked Labradors, Golden Retrievers and Cockers. She is currently training an English Springer Spaniel with the aim of competing in working tests.
Qualifications and other Accreditations
In addition to her extensive practical experience training and handling gun dogs, Claudia holds a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, with a distinction in Canine Training and Behaviour. She also holds a Judging certificate for retriever field trials.
Claudia is a foundation instructor for the Gundog Club and focuses on training people and dogs that would like to like to do some gundog style training, or work towards taking the Gundog Grades. She also trains people looking to train their dogs to work with them in the field (beating or picking up) or aiming to compete with their dogs.
Claudia offers 121 sessions and group classes.
Cludia looks forward to hearing from you and discussing your gundog training needs.