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Training Co-ordinator - Hilly Hoar


Retriever Training Classes:

All members and prospective new members are welcome.

If you are new to gundog training please come along and have a chat with us.

Stay and watch some of the training. You will be made very welcome.

The Training descriptions for each class and directions to the Training Grounds are detailed in the sections below.

2024 Retriever Training:

Monday 15th April - 7pm Venue: Arundel North

Pairs training for those wanting to take part in the Pairs test. Retriever Training will also be available.


Monday 29th April - 7pm Venue: Arundel North

Pairs training for those wanting to take part in the Pairs test. Retriever Training will also be available.

Monday 13th May - 7pm Venue: Rogate

Monday 20th May - 7pm Venue: Duncton

Monday 3rd June - 7pm Venue: Rogate

Monday 7th June - 7pm Venue: Duncton

Monday 8th July - 7pm Venue: Duncton

Monday 22nd July - 7pm Venue: Duncton

Competitive Training Day

Saturday 17th August - Venue TBC

Details will be available at the Training Evenings


Grounds are open when the A&D signs are out.

Classes £10 - Please bring the correct money.

Handlers may only have one dog in a class.

To compete in the Competitive Training Day, dogs must have attended at least two classes.

Bring your own well-scrubbed and clearly named dummy.


The following criteria are guidelines to help decide which class would be most suitable.


PUPPY/BEGINNER: For those who are new to the sport or have young dogs just starting.

They do need to be able to walk to heel on lead, sit and stay for a short time, have a recall and be able to do a simple retrieve.


LOWER NOVICE:  Aimed at Novice dog Novice handler or those not yet ready to run in Novice tests. Also for members who just want a well behaved dog in the shooting field.


NOVICE: This class is for those who wish to run in Novice tests.


OPEN: For dogs and handlers who have a high level of the basics.  We will work on progress through a wide range of scenarios that you may encounter at tests or out in the field.


Directions to Training Grounds:
(Do not enter the ground before the A&D signs are out)

Duncton, Petworth GU28 0LF: 

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Turn into Dye House Lane from the A285 just north of the Cricketers pub.

Fair Oak, Rogate GU31 5HR: 

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Turn south off A272 at the church in Rogate; over the narrow bridge, and the entrance is immediately on the left.
Arundel North BN18 9LL: 

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A284 between Whiteways Roundabout and the Arundel A29 roundabout.
Arundel East: 

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Follow signs to Wildfowl Reserve, continue past  the Black Rabbit pub BN18 9PA to T-junction.
Turn left, follow signs through gates in Estate wall.

Springhead, Storrington RH20 4HW: 

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If coming from Storrington the turning is on your left. From Amberley, the turning is on your right.

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