Retriever Training Schedules


The training throughout 2015 was very well supported. Running the training was a team effort because the club didn’t have a training co-ordinator. Several members of the committee made sure training ran as usual, but a special thank you must go to Corinne Leonard for her help.

Thanks as always go to our hosts, without their generosity the WWGS couldn’t run these training classes. Thanks to Lord Margadale, Mick and Sharon Lewis, FonthillEstate and Nick Hoare, Stourhead Estate for the use of their ground.

Our trainers last summer were brilliant as always. Thank you Nick Coates, Kelvin Selway and Roger Ford, please forgive me if I have missed anyone who stood in for them.

Lucy Arnold

April 13th and 27th -Fonthill
May 11th and 25th -Horningsham
June 8th and 22nd -Fonthill
July 6th and 20th -Stourhead


Please contact training co-ordinator Lucy Arnold on 01985 840112 or if you have any questions, please read the following points.

  1. We meet at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Please do not arrive more than 15mins early. Please do not hang around at the end of training as the co-ordinator will need to shut gates etc. Cost is £5 per session.
  2. If your dog fouls please pick it up and take it home, anyone not doing this will be asked not to attend training.
  3. When you arrive at training please pay and ask where you can exercise your dog if you need to.
  4. No bitches in season.
  5. No dogs that are aggressive or likely to fight.
  6. Gundogs are required to be quiet whilst working and training.
  7. Please only bring the dog you are training (no group walkies before or after training).
  8. Please respect our hosts generosity and comply with the above. Thank you.

Directions to Fonthill:-

Bake Barn is on the A303 1 mile East of Chicklade, if travelling from Taunton direction it will be on your left. Signed Bake Barn/Penning, also WWGS signs. Once off the A303 follow signs to training ground. Please be very careful turning off A303 and when leaving training.

Directions to Horningsham:-

Signs will be put out from the Bath Arms pub in Horningsham, you may come across signs before you get to the pub.

Directions for Stourhead:-

The post code for The Spreadeagle Hotel in Stouhead is BA12 6QE go past The Spreadeagle, with it on your left, go under Rock arch and follow the WWGS signs..