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Life Skills & Obedience Classes
for Spaniels, Labradors, & other Gundog breeds and their mixes

The Pet Gundog Life Skills and Obedience classes are for those raising a high-energy Gundog breed (or mix!) in a pet home and cover several different areas (listed below) to get your foundations started.  


Classes are held outdoors where it can often be challenging with these breeds to capture their attention and engage their brains!  The aim of these classes is to help you gain a better understanding of what your dog is hardwired to do, how to meet their needs and harness their natural instincts, and to develop your own training and handling skills so you can become the trainer your highly intelligent dog needs to bring out the best in them, so you can both enjoy a happy relationship built on trust, understanding, and cooperation.

Here's what we'll cover:

Handler skills

Teaching you how to motivate and play with your dog, how to provide them with breed-specific activities and enrichment, and how to develop and reinforce behaviour you would like to see more of in the future.

Life skills


Calmness, arousal management strategies, connection and focus, on lead skills, off lead skills, self control skills including greetings and food manners, as well as confidence and experience around other dogs and people.

Obedience skills


Everyday recall, emergency recall, recall from distractions, sit, down, stand, leave it, stay, and drop.

Upcoming beginner courses...


Beginner Puppies & Adolescents

12 weeks + 

Group sessions starting

Saturday 24th February


Beginner Puppies & Adolescents

12 weeks + 

Group sessions starting

Saturday 16th March

Follow-on progressive training club dates...


Progressive Training Club

For those who have completed the beginner life skills course or 1-1 sessions  

Group sessions starting

Saturday 10th February

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I highly recommend DogScentric.  I have just completed a 6 week Pet Gundog Foundation course with my Cocker Spaniel and he has improved unbelievably.  Liz has such knowledge and understanding of the gun dog breeds, she also makes the sessions fun for the dogs and handlers.

Swift, Working Cocker Spaniel

Can’t recommend Liz enough! Milo is quite a nervous dog when it comes to the big outdoors and Liz has worked with me over the last few months in both 1-1 and group sessions to give me the skills I need to make our daily walks much more enjoyable, already I can see such a difference in his behaviour and can’t wait to keep working to improve on these further!

Milo’s confidence has grown so much around other dogs and people and we both look forward to everything so much more and no longer feel worried to take on issues that may appear.

Looking forward to further 1-1 and group sessions and in the future, I can’t thank Liz enough for how much she has helped me!

Milo, Labrador

Liz is amazing!  She really gets spaniels and their quirky traits, but most importantly she is fab at retraining humans!!! She is patient, direct and clear - will be doing more training with her!  Highly recommend.

Mabel, Working Cocker Spaniel

I can highly recommend the gundog foundation training.  Liz was brilliant.  Each class was very well planned with lots opportunities to practice training exercises with my young very excitable cocker pup - and Liz was so patient.  The classes were also supplemented with a training tracker and a worksheet which consolidated the learning with further instructions, videos and homework.  My pup and I made lots of progress and we are very grateful for Liz's help.

Henry, Working Cocker Spaniel

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