THE POSITIVE GUNDOG TRAINING CONFERENCE WILL BE BACK
9-11th MAY 2025
Below is what happened in the ‘Training Dogs Not Tasks Conference’ in 2023 – more info regarding 2025 will be release as we go through 2024
Welcome to the May 2023 Positive Gundog Training Conference page. The conference will be looking at how we can make our training more effective by looking at our dog as a whole rather than just focusing on training the tasks needed for a working gundog. My training journey has shown me that the more that we work on helping our dog’s to be in the right emotional and physical state the better our task training progresses. For example, dogs find it much easier to be steady when they are not over-aroused or frustrated.
To this end I have gathered an array of speakers who are experts in their field. Andrew Hale from Dog Centred Care; Celia Cohen, a Chartered Physiotherapist; Gwen Johnson from Dogs Matter; Helen Phillips from Clicker Gundog; Jane Ardern from WaggaWuffins Canine College; Jules Morgan from Teach Your Gundog; and Matt Donovan who is an ACE (Animal Centred Education) Associate Tutor. Click on their name to be taken to their profile page.
The speakers will all be giving you some life skills and some task skills for each of their topics so that you can go away from the conference better able to prepare your dog for their life as a Gundog.
More details about the speakers and the topics that they will be covering will be coming out soon.
The Booking will open on 1st Nov 2023. There are limited handler and spectator places so please get your booking form in soon to guarantee your space 🙂
UPDATE – 16/3/23 – ALL HANDLER PLACES ARE TAKEN, HOWEVER THERE ARE STILL SPECTATOR PLACES AVAILABLE.
Click on the Booking Form link to be redirected to the booking form.
Attending the Conference – £150 per person
Handler Spaces – extra £10 per workshop
You will be able to pre order your meals for Friday and Saturday Evening. Information on how to do this will be sent to you when you receive your booking confirmation.
Nearest Post code – doesn’t take you to the exact venue