Gundog Grade 1


For any breed and age of dog wanting to learn the basics of gundog training. This course follows the Gundog Club grade 1 criteria.

The course objective is to give dog owners a practical and theoretical knowledge of the basic commands and training methods required to produce an obedient and happy gundog. Dogs learn at different rates and are better at some things more than at other; therefore, exercises will be adapted to suit each dog’s individual ability.

During the course owners will:

  • Learn how to train their dogs in the basic commands using positive reinforcement methods (clicker and rewards).
  • Learn from demonstrations, explanations and practical application.
  • Need to practice with their dog for a short period regularly in order to get the most out of this course.
  • Build their knowledge and training skills week by week (as will the dog).
  • Work towards the gundog club grade 1 criteria.

Price: £120

Please see our Events Calendar for course dates


Lead and Listen only uses science based positive training methods to reinforce the behaviours that are desirable from our dogs. Positive reinforcement training is force free, fun and very effective.

Collette has used these methods with great success to train her three Labrador Retrievers and won numerous awards in gundog working tests, a hugely rewarding hobby for her and her dogs, in which they have to work together as a team to get the job done. It fulfills the dogs’ natural drive to retrieve game which makes for happy and content gundogs. She regularly works at a shoot and competes in field trials, which are the top level of gundog competition.

Topics covered

This course follows the gundog club grade 1 criteria. This varies slightly between breeds but the course will work towards heelwork on lead, sit stay, recall and retrieving to hand.


Lead & Listen, Windlesham Road, West End, Woking, GU24 9PS

What to bring

Please bring a whistle or buy one at class
Canvas or plastic dummy
Two toys of the same value (for example two balls)
Treats of varying size and value


Mon 26th July at 10am, Sat 31st July at 10.15am, Saturday 25th Sept at 11.30am, Monday 27th September at 10am


A six-week course of one-hour classes. Please check the calendar for current class times.


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