Retriever Training

Retriever Training

We are pleased to have eight gundog  training dates lined up this year.  These will run on Wednesday evenings from April to July in three different locations and will cater for all levels of both dog and handler.  We love to welcome new members, so why not come and give it a go.


  • April 15th & 29th & May 13th at Horningsham
  • May 27th at tbc
  • June 10th & 24th at tbc
  • July 8th & 22nd at tbc

Time: We ask for people to be there by 6.45 p.m to start at 7.00 p.m

Cost: £8 per session (there will be a raffle on the day) 

Trainers: Our experienced trainers last season included: Nick Coates (Open), Ken Green (Novice) and Lucy Arnold (Puppies).

To register to attend and for further details please contact our Retriever Training Secretary Annabel Kettler via the Get in Touch page or email Gundog training for labradors and retrievers including gundog puppy training taking place in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset. 

Training Information

Please read through our Risk Assessment which applies to all organisers and participants of our events

  • £8 Per Session (there will be a raffle on the day)
  • Please pick up all dog poo and take it home.  Anyone not doing so will be asked not to attend further training.
  • When you arrive at training event please pay and ask where you can exercise your dog, if you need to.,
  • No bitches in season

  • Equipment – A slip lead and whistle are all you need! The trainer will have dummies, but it’s a good idea to have some at home to practise.
  • No dogs that are aggressive or likely to fight.
  • A little bit of prior obedience training will get you off to a flying start.
  • Please only bring the dog you are training (no group walks before or after training)
  • 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 Frome

For those who have satnav please use postcode BA11 3JY

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