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23rd August 2020

Group Training

Wild Ducks

Eric Burchell is arranging group training/private sessions on a weekly basis at Voorst Oude  IJsselstreek NL. These sessions will be held if there is enough demand once weekly and will be limited to eight places and eight individual dogs.

These classes will be open to any breed of hunting dog either retriever, pointing dog or flushing dog.

The classes will comprise of basic obedience, learning how to shape behavior with issues like retrieving and delivery of the object (dummy or bird-rabbit) teaching the reluctant hunter how to hunt, steadiness to game and retrieve, water work (reluctant swimmers) how to deal with problems with gun shyness and noise problems (shooting at close quarters) whistle control both within 5 metres.

For more advanced dogs how to produce accurate long distance marking and retrieving, stopping at a long distance, directional control, jumping at long distances and how to teach your dog to release un-shot game, all behaviours that make working a dog in the field much more manageable.

All of these problem and unwanted behaviors are usually man made and can with accurate professional training be excluded.

During these lessons we will have dogs retrieving close to other dogs, cross retrieving and conducting exercises which they will encounter in the real shooting field which would usually be a huge cause of concern and frustration to the owner because the dog has been exposed to a level of performance before being trained in a competent manner able to deal with this.

We have available some of the latest directional technology to teach blinds and marked retrieves at exceptionally long distances.

For more information on the cost of these classes please e mail from the contact page..


Individual Training

Classes for individuals can also be arranged on a purely one to one basis, one handler maximum two dogs. We can go through from puppy to adult dogs covering all aspects to get your dog into the hunting/ test/ competition field constructed in a proper professional manner and with you learning in a correct way, learning not just one way but with many options on how to deal with the difficulties encountered by novice trainers/handlers/owners.

Our training is based on operant conditioning and in no way do we promote and advise any aversive and old fashioned methods to produce desired results.

This type of training can be conducted with time lines to suit but by strict appointment times only.

The training sessions will be based on one hour time slots but also by the work ethic of individual dogs.

For more information on the cost of these classes please e mail from the contact page..











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