A Training Day For Retrievers With Ricky Ross-Maloney.



Date : Saturday 9th June (Times TBA depending on group makeup). Approx two and a half hour sesssions
Venue : Lechlade, Gloucestershire
Cost : £30 per dog/handler for members £35 for non-members. £5 per spectator.

For those of you who do not know Ricky, he has made up several Field Trial Champions and qualified for the Retriever Championships on numerous occasions. Ricky is very generous with his knowledge and great fun to have a lesson with! He trains from complete beginners right through to Trial and Championship Standard.

Please contact Yvonne at      yvonne@ worcsgundogsociety.co.uk    if you are interested in a place, or leave a message on the club phone : 07541560801


Puppy and Novice HPR Training Day

The WGDS are holding a HPR Training Day with Mrs Chris Guest (Bardantop Gundogs) on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

The day will be split in two with puppy training in the morning (10-12) and novice training in the afternoon (1-4).
Places will be limited to 6 dogs per session.
To help us ensure the day is tailored for you and your dog’s needs

1. Please advise on your goal for training your dog e.g. training for fun, or KC regulation working tests.
2.Please advise on your training requirements e.g. steadiness, structured retrieving (memory and seen retrieves), delivery to hand.
3. Does your dog swim? Yes or No

It is expected that you will have some degree of control and recall.

Please email Lloyd Birch if you would like to book a space.      lloyd@worcsgundogsociety.co.uk

The day will be on a first come, first served basis with members getting preference.

Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Venue: Gilpins, Meaton Lane, Rock, Kidderminster, DY14 8NT
Cost: £15 for members, £20 for non members


Novice HPR Training Day with Mr Mark Firmin

The WGDS are holding a HPR Training Day with Mark Firmin at Tythe Barn, Evesham on Saturday 26th May 2018.

Mark is an experienced HPR trainer, an 'A' panel field trial judge and field trial competitor.

The day will focus on hunting and retrieving from land and water and will be aimed at novice dogs and handlers.

Please email Lloyd Birch if you would like to book a space.      lloyd@worcsgundogsociety.co.uk

The day will be limited to 8 handlers on a first come, first served basis with members getting preference.

Date: Saturday 26th May 2018
Venue: Tythe Barn, Alcester Road, Harvington, WR11 8NT
Cost: £25 for members, £30 for non members


Spring Training 4 week Course 2018


Venue : Tythe Barn, Alcester Road , Harvington, WR11 8NT
Dates : April 19th : April 26th : May 3rd : May 10th
Time : 7pm – 9pm
Cost : Members £30 per course one dog only. Non members £45 per course one dog only
Closing Date for booking : Wednesday 11th April 2018
Places will be allocated ‘first come first served’ and dependant on the availability of the volunteers trainers available

The purpose of these courses is to offer training & guidance for general obedience, which is required in Field Sports & Competitions

The Beginners Course: ( all breeds together) will be working on Foundation Skills
Sit and stay on command : Walk to heal both on and off lead: Stop to the whistle : Recall
This course will be run as two times one hour sessions. One hour for dog and handler working and one hour observing.

The Novice Courses : are for dogs that can do all of the above most of the time (!) and will be working on a variety of skills suited to their breed type

The Intermediate Groups : will be covering similar skills to the Novice Classes but over longer distances and with more distractions

All booking in and payment details for members can be found on the application form      Here
Non members are welcome, please contact Yvonne to arrange payment etc

Any queries please contact
Yvonne Snelson : yvonne@worcsgundogsociety.co.uk
Or leave a message on the club mobile number : 07541560801


HPR Scent Tracking Day

We are holding a HPR scent tracking training day with Mr Peter Garraway on 6th May. It will be at Berrow in Worcestershire

Here is a write up of one held last year    Scent Training Day 2017

Details from Lloyd Birch at   lloyd@worcsgundogsociety.co.uk


HPR Blood Tracking Day

On the 29th April in the Forest of Dean. Limited to 15 handlers. Cost £35 her handler non members £40.

The day is being put on for us by the Bavarian Mountain Hound Society and if people want to book a space they need to email the HPR Secretary as soon as possible, Lloyd Birch at   lloyd@worcsgundogsociety.co.uk