Darren’s love of dogs started early. As a child he spent considerable time with his grandparent’s Labradors. When he was old enough, he was given a fully trained dog to keep and the rest is history. The joy of seeing her work was the start of Darren’s dog training
There were always dogs in Darren’s life. From a young age he was surrounded by his grandparent’s Labradors which he adored and was fascinated by.
Darren has worked with children for thirty years. Over time he learnt and now believes that setting consistent boundaries and giving clear instructions is mandatory to succeed in your training approach. It is important to create the right atmosphere and environment for handler and dog, to achieve a positive learning outcome.
Sevengillys Gundogs is based in North Norfolk and whatever your intentions are with regard to training your dog, Darren will be delighted to help.
Following his successful accreditation under Lez Graham to become an Accredited Pet Gundog instructor, Darren has now the understanding he needs to bring owner and dog together. The correct relationship is key no matter what kind of training you pursue thereafter.
Having spent many years teaching children, Darren is putting a focus on training courses for young dog handlers. Dogs have a calming effect on youngsters and training a dog comes along with learning a lot about yourselves and life in general. Training a dog requires patience and time, often a rare occurrence in our fast moving and hectic world.
Darren uses common sense paired with pinch of fun to create a relaxed training atmosphere. He will guide you through all levels and development stages of your dog, in either individual or group lessons. Basic loose lead walking or recall will get the same attention than more advanced retrieving exercises or whistle work. The technics you learn give you the ability to train your dog wherever you are, from your back garden to an open field with plenty of distractions.
Every dog needs to learn and be taught what is expect from him depending on his role of either ‘just’ a pet or performing shooting companion. Darren will be delighted to share his experience with you and be part of your successful dog training journey.
For dogs under 6 months of age. Helping you understand the importance of developing good manners in those early days, both around the house and out and about.
Consistency in your commands, stimulating exercises, socialising in a safe environment, but above all creating a bond and trust between yourself and your new companion.
A step up from the puppy classes; the beginner class is the start of The Pet Gundog Journey, offering you the opportunity to take an assessment at the end of the course.
Whether you would like your dog as a pet to be proud of or looking to work your dog in the shooting environment, this course will create the pathway for both.
Walking to heel on a loose lead, steadiness under temptation, recall, retrieving and an introduction to whistle work will all be covered.
A level on from the beginner Pet Gundog, the Novice Pet Gundog Classes continue to both develop and strengthen the bond between dog and handler, in a way that is Fun for both parties.
Hunting, walking to heel off a lead, the split retrieve, delivery to hand, more advanced whistle commands and an introduction to blind retrieves are all skills covered all whilst continuing to keep your dog steady under temptation.
Once again on the last week a fun test is undertaken.(Not compulsory)
These taster sessions are aimed at children between the ages of 11 and 17 years old.
An introduction to dog training, covering basic commands, such as the recall, heel work, steadiness, retrieving and understanding the importance of the welfare for your dog.
Drop you dog off in the morning between 7.30am-9am. Your dog will then have three training sessions throughout the day (training discussed with owner)plus a socialising session with other dogs. Videos analysis to show the owner the progress and techniques used. Pick up is between 3.30pm-5pm.
To book onto one of the Sevengillys Gundog classes, please first email me to confirm whether or not spaces are available.
If spaces are available please pay the course fee to
Account Name - Sevengillys Gundogs
Account number- 50620323
Sort code - 04-00-04
Reference - Your Name
Lastly, email me to confirm that you have done the above and I will confirm your place.
|COURSE||DAYS / DATES||TIME||COST|
|THE BEGINNER PET GUNDOG (1)||Mondays
|THE BEGINNER PET GUNDOG (2)||Mondays
|THE BEGINNER PET GUNDOG (3)||Tuesdays
|THE BEGINNER PET GUNDOG (4)||Friday
|THE BEGINNER PET GUNDOG (5)||Saturday
|THE NOVICE PET GUNDOG (1)||Fridays
|THE NOVICE PET GUNDOG (2)||Saturday
|YOUNG GUNS (Dogs under 6 months old)||Fridays
May 6,13, 20