Training Co-ordinator - Judith Turner
There will be 5 classes at each Training Evening and trainees will be asked to join the class most suited to their dog’s ability. The Training Level descriptions and Directions to the Training Grounds are detailed in the sections below.
2021 Training Evenings:
Subject to the Government and KC Guidelines in place at the time.
Tuesday 27th April - Fair Oak, Rogate
Tuesday 11th May - Lowfold, Wisborough Green
Tuesday 1st June - Arundel North
Tuesday 15th June - Fair Oak, Rogate
Tuesday 29th June - Lowfold, Wisborough Green
Tuesday 13th July - Arundel North
Tuesday 27th July - Fair Oak, Rogate
Grounds open at 6.30pm - do not enter unless A&D signs have been put out.
Registration from 6.30pm. Classes start at 7.00pm and last up to an hour and a half.
Classes £5 - Please bring the correct money.
Bring your own well-scrubbed and clearly named dummy.
Unfortunately we are not able to provide hot drinks at the end of the sessions so please bring your own.
(It is always MUCH colder than you think it will be!)
Adherence with current Covid guidelines is expected at all times.
Whilst face masks/coverings are not required, social distancing must be observed.
Any members (or prospective new members) keen to start training but unsure as to whether they’re either ready for Level 1, or unsure of what’s involved, are encouraged to come along with their dog and watch the training sessions, meet the Training Co-ordinator and Trainers and have an informal chat about how to progress. A controlled introduction for young dogs who can sit on lead and watch a session.
Competitive Training Day - Saturday 14th August
Arundel East - Details will be given to Members at the Training Evenings
Level 1: Dog is able to
- Walk to heel on lead and has some off-lead ability, sit, stay, recall
Gundog work will be introduced at this level. Training will be targeted towards Level 2.
Level 2: Dog is able to
- Walk to heel off lead, sit, stay, recall
- Achieve simple single marked retrieve, deliver to hand, remain reasonably steady when other dogs working.
More complex retrieves and directional work will be introduced at this level targeted towards Level 3.
Level 3: Dog is able to
- Walk to heel off lead, sit, stay, recall, achieve simple single marked retrieve, deliver to hand and remain reasonably steady when other dogs are working
- Be directed on to double marked retrieves, achieve memory retrieves, achieve blind retrieves with shot, have a good level of steadiness
Training at this level will be targeted towards more complex work including longer distances, blinds with no shot, tackling obstacles found in the shooting field (fences and ditches) and general confidence for both handler and dog. Targeted towards Level 4.
Level 4: Dog is able to achieve
- Good off lead heelwork, sit, stay, recall, deliver to hand and remain totally steady
- Good level of general gundog work including complete blinds with no shot
- Retrieves over long distances and obstacles
Spaniels: General training specifically aimed at working Spaniels in the field. Mixed ability group.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAINING GROUNDS
Directions to Training Grounds:
(A&D signs will be out from 6.30pm — do not enter the ground before signs are out)
Fair Oak, Rogate GU31 5HR. Turn south off A272 at the church in Rogate; over the narrow bridge, and the entrance is immediately on the left.
Lowfold RH14 0ES. Fittleworth Lane, Wisborough Green. From A272 Petworth take Crimbourne Lane and turn left onto Fittleworth Lane. From A272 Wisborough Green take Fittleworth Lane and follow signs.
Arundel North BN18 9LL. A284 between Whiteways Roundabout and the Arundel A29 roundabout.
Arundel East (Competitive Training Day). 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.