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Workshop Training

Come and join us for Puppy, Novice and Advanced stand alone sessions that focus on specific training themes and scenarios.

Book early as places are limited.

Please note that once booked the training fee is payable if you have to cancel unless we have a waiting list. Thanks for your understanding

All our workshops are split into different levels. 

This is to ensure you and your dog are training with similar standard dogs. 

 

      Level 1 - First timers on the workshop / Novice 

 

      Level 2 - Novice / Novice Master

 

      Level 3 - Riverlily Working Dogs

 

Please note you can book levels 2 and 3 as many times as you like as each time the sessions will run on different ground.

This will enable you to practice your skills in all environments.

Sugar Beet Workshop - Chelmsford, Essex

Sunday 8th October

10.00 - 1.00

£65.00

Thursday 12th October

10.00 - 1.00

£65.00

Sunday 22nd October

10.00 - 1.00

£65.00

A session in the beet teaching the different skills needed to pick dummies and hunt in the crop.

A mixture of walked up and static exercises.

 

Novice 

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

Woodland Workshop

MORE DATES COMING SOON

A session based on retrieving and hunting in and out of the woods.

 

Novice 

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs

Please email me on outdoorchick99@hotmail.co.uk to book a place or to register an interest in a workshop.

"Can you handle it?" - Standon

 

MORE DATES COMING SOON

 

A session dedicated to mastering those all important hand signals. Does your dog fully understand which way you are asking him to go?

 

Novice 

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

General Training Workshop - Near Ely, Cambridge

MORE DATES COMING SOON

 

General training workshop.

 

Novice 

Novice Master

Riverlily Workingdogs

"Over the ditch and far away" - Standon

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

A session designed to teach your dog to jump ditches and to also hunt in ditches.

 

Novice

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs

"Trust me, we're a partnership" - Standon

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

Build the trust between you and your dog so that when you cast him out in a straight line he understands there will be a pot of gold waiting out there for him! 

 

Novice 

Novice Master

Swapping and Sweeping Workshop

MORE DATES COMING SOON

 

A session dedicated to teaching your dogs not to swap dummies once they have picked.

We will cover basic training exercises and set up retrieving and hunting scenarios where your dog will be exposed to temptation.

This session will also help you and your dog to become an effective hunting team. 

We will teach your dog to hunt close to you and to sweep up and clear an area of dummies.

 

Novice 

Novice Master

Water Workshop - Near Hitchin

MORE DATES COMING SOON

 

A session dedicated to using the water, from retrieving in the lake practising steadiness, delivery and distractions as well as practising handling at a distance over the lake or on the water.

Novice 

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dog

"Get your nose down"

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

Teach your dog to hunt on command and hold an area.

Novice 

Novice Master

Safari Sunday

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

Join us for a Sunday Safari where we take you and your dog on a walk around the estate. Along the way we will show you lots of ideas to help you train your dog whilst out on your daily walks.

 

Cadets

Novice 

Novice Master

Working Test Workshop

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

A session aimed at those wishing to enter working tests.

Come and practise your retrieving skills under test conditions with guidance and tips for improved performance from our knowledgeable judges.

 

Novice

Novice Masters

"Ready, Steady, Go" Workshop

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

A session dedicated to helping all our handlers to perfect a consistent and successful line out when sending your dogs for a retrieve.

Focusing on your body position, your sending arm, dogs position and command words when casting your dog out.

This is a vitally important element to gundog training and a workshop not to be missed.

 

Cadet

Novice 

Novice Masters

"Wait for it" Workshop - Standon

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

A workshop dedicated to teaching our Cadets and Novice Level 1 dogs self control in distracting environments and also focusing on steadiness when retrieving.

Together we will stop your dog from running in on retrieves.

 

Cadet

Novice 

Novice Masters

** TIDY TRAINING - Training day with Jamie Bettinson ** 

- Near Hitchin

 

MORE DATES COMING SOON

Come and join us for a fabulous day training at Riverlily with Jamie Bettinson from Tidy Training. 

Jamie is an A Panel Judge who has bred and trained many FTCH's. He regularly competes for Wales in international competitions and last year was 2nd in the IGL Championships.

The day is for dogs who have either won a ND/NH KC Working Test or compete at good Novice or Open level.

All dogs must be steady to shot and be able to stop and handle at a reasonable distance.

As this session will be super popular we have decided that to be fair to everyone we will take bookings and draw 8 names out of a hat.

 

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

Shoot Day Experience

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

This workshop is aimed at dogs and handlers who would like to experience what is like to go on a shoot.

We will set up drives and have beaters and guns and set up situations you are likely to encounter on a shoot day.

This session is open to both those new to the shooting field and to those with some experience.

Please note we will be using starter pistols and all dogs must have good recall and a delivery.

 

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

"Into the woods and over the ditch" - Standon

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

This workshop will focus on jumping ditches and retrieving and hunting in the woods.

 

Novice

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

"Stop, Look and Listen" - Near Hitchin

 

MORE DATES COMING SOON

A workshop dedicated to our old friend the stop whistle. 

 

Novice 

Novice Master

Brace Training

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

A session aimed at handlers wishing to take two or more dogs out on a shoot picking up. Learn how to handle two dogs out in the field.

 

Novice 

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

Recall and Delivery Workshop - Wheathampstead

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

Let us sort out your recall and delivery issues in this brand new workshop.

 

Cadet

Novice

Shooting Field Workshop

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

This session is aimed at dogs and handlers about to go out in the shooting field this season. It will be a great refresher for those dogs already picking up in previous years and a great introduction for those dogs about to head out into the shooting field arena!

We will set up drives and have beaters and guns (not live shot) and set up situations you are likely to encounter on a shoot day.

 

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs

General Training Workshop - Standon

 

MORE DATES COMING SOON

 

General training workshop.

 

Novice 

Novice Master

Riverlily Workingdogs

** Spaniel Workshop with Natalie Cannon from Craiwarn Gundogs ** 

 

Thursday 8th September - 9.30 - 11.30

 

We have the fabulous Natalie Cannon from Craiwarn Gundogs coming to us to run a session for novice Spaniels.

Natalie has represented England at the Gamefair Internationals, and is also proud winner of the Kennel club working test at Chatsworth House.

Natalie was also honoured to be named the countryman's weekly Gundog trainer of the year 2016.

In 2014 She made up her first FTCH with her little cocker TINK . She has run in four Championships now, earning guns choice, a Diploma of Merit and a 2nd in the Championship...

Most importantly she is top company

The session will take place in Herts near Wheathampstead and is open to all novice level Spaniels who have reliable recall and have heard shot.

Places will first be offered to those training with Riverlily at the moment

If we are oversubscribed we will draw names from the hat

To register your interest and for more info please email me at outdoorchick99@hotmail.co.uk

 

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

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