TRAINING 2017 

For training for breeds other than Retrievers or Spaniels, please contact Johnny Morris as per details below.

Retriever Training:
Training Officer: Mr Johnny Morris, 07894 464749, cwmbranlabrador@yahoo.co.uk

Retriever training will commence from Wednesday 3rd May from 6pm at Keepers Pond, Blaenavon.

We will run 6 SESSIONS in total at a price of £60.00, which is required to be paid in full in advance.  If paying by cheque, please make payable to "Usk Valley Working Gundog Club".  If you wish to pay via BACS, please contact our Treasurer, Sonja Forrest on 01291 641383.

We are running two groups, Basic Training and Novice Training.  We are able to take a maximum of 8 people per group and you will be required to complete the booking form which is available to download here.

Venues will vary each week. 

Dates: Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st May, 7th June 2017

 

Spaniel Training:
Training Officer: Mr Alan Willis, 07932 633148, alanwillis1954@gmail.com
 
Spaniel training will commence from Friday 7th April from 6pm in Usk.

We will run 6 SESSIONS in total at a price of £60.00, which is required to be paid in full in advance.  If paying by cheque, please make payable to "Usk Valley Working Gundog Club".  If you wish to pay via BACS, please contact our Treasurer, Sonja Forrest on 01291 641383.

We are able to take a maximum of 8 people per group and you will be required to complete the booking form which is available to download here.  Venues and dates will vary over the forthcoming weeks, but are likely to be in the Monmouthshire area.

Dates: Friday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th April, 5th, 12th May 2017

 


 

TRAINING 2016

May 2016: " I would just like to thank Glyn & Tyrone for providing a very interesting and sometimes challenging retriever training sessions run by the Usk Valley Working Gundog Club.  I am a new member to the club and I was very welcomed by Glyn & Tyrone but also by the other members on the training sessions. My lab Archie and myself learnt many new skills and hopefully I can put them to the test in the very near future, once again many thanks – Eirwyn Hopkin & Archie "

 

Thank you to all those who have supported Usk Valley Working Gundog Club and have joined us in our training sessions during 2015.  A special thank you on behalf of the club and committee to our trainers, Tyrone (Sarge) Axford, Glyn Hillier & Alan Willis, who have given up their time to support our members in training their dogs.  Thank you to our landowners, who have also supported the club and enabled us to provide some excellent training scenarios and offer variety, challenges and experience throughout this year.

 

Our training is now on hold for this year due to our commitment to the fast approaching trialling and hunting season.  We aim to put further training sessions on for 10-12 weeks from February/March 2016 for Retriever and Spaniels.  We are still reviewing HPR training and provisions for next year, but would be keen to hear from anyone who is interested.

 

For initial enquiries surrounding training, please contact Glyn Hillier, Training Officer by email maccadaizegundogs@outlook.com or alternatively contact him on 07523 523770.

Finally, if anyone who has received training from us this year would be happy to provide feedback for us to feature on our website and in our Newsletter, please email Trudy Hillier, maccadaizegundogs@outlook.com . Please state if you would like to remain anonymous or not and the breed of dog that has been trained.

Thank you once again,
Usk Valley Working Gundog Club Committee

 


 

TRAINING EQUIPMENT:
Are you in need of any gundog training equipment?  Please contact Jill Bowler on 01291 650206, e-mail: jillbowler@hotmail.com
Jill attends many of our working test events and has a wide variety of items for sale.  If you can't find what you are looking for, please just ask.

 

We can also recommend Sporting Saint and Quest for all your training needs; just click here www.sportingsaint.co.uk or www.questgundogs.co.uk

 

 


SOME PHOTOS FROM MARCH/APRIL 2015

 

JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2015

Our first training group session has come to an end.  We have battled the elements in terms of the weather, we've had slips, trips and falls, visited a variety of venues, experienced plenty of learning curves but most importantly, we had fun!  Below are a couple of snaps of the group and their dogs, all of which are progressing onto the next training stages.  Well done all.