OUR TRAINING GOAL IS EXCELLENCE, WHAT'S YOURS?

 'Every little thing matters' - remember that and it will help enormously with your training.  If you don't know what that means, you need to learn.  It is the difference between an 'ok' dog and an 'excellent' dog                        

Rabbit Pen

The Rabbit Pen is available to hire (supervised) for £15 per hour.  (People who use the pen for the first time will be accompanied to assess both handler and dog competency to use pen alone).

The Pen is an enclosed area where dogs learn a little more about the 'real thing', game.  The pen is a safe environment for the dogs to polish their steadiness.

The enclosed pen has several piles of brashings and natural cover for the pheasants, partridge and rabbits to take cover.  In here, there is plenty of scent to help 'gee up' any of those dogs which may need it and to show the other dogs that, unless told otherwise, they must sit steady, regardless of what runs or flies past them.

The cover is such that the game is well protected, but from the dogs point of view, if one of the dogs has a momentary lapse in concentration and forgets all they have learned and does suddenly try to give chase, the dog will not succeed and be rewarded for catching the game because the cover is such that all game can hide in an instant.

  

   

     

        GET IN!    PUSH IT OUT !     SEE IT AWAY!          

                                                              ALL DOGS MUST BE OF A CERTAIN AGE AND STANDARD IN THEIR TRAINING BEFORE BEING ALLOWED INTO THE PEN.  THIS RULE WILL NOT BE RELAXED FOR ANYONE.  TAKING A DOG INTO THE PEN BEFORE THEY ARE READY COULD LAND YOU WITH NUMEROUS AND DIFFICULT PROBLEMS.

Do not be mistaken in the thought that a rabbit pen is a quick fix to an unruly dog, it is not. The training pen can assist with the dog gaining experience, it is not a shortcut to a dogs training. Under no circumstances must a training pen be used as an alternative to proper training. As with all dog training accessories, used correctly, it can be a valuable tool, used incorrectly, you can come out with more problems than you had when you went in.

At home, if you don't insist on 'basic manners', e.g waiting to get out of the car until told, not barging out the back door at home as soon as you open it, letting them charge off as soon as the lead is removed, etc., you will never have a trained gundog, (or trained pet) no matter how much residential training you send him for or how many lessons you have.  Always aim for the best your dog is capable of (no matter how small the task) and you will have so many more rewards, as will he.    

OUR TRAINING GOAL IS EXCELLENCE, WHAT'S YOURS?