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Working & Pet Gundog Training
Midlands & Cumbria

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About us

Our vision, to ensure that you build and develop a lifelong special bond with your dog which blossoms throughout your time training with Cunningshot. 

With a combined experience of over 30 years, trainers Emma and Adam have both, theoretical knowledge and practical in the field experience; to guide you through the complexity of dog training. Along with our passion for gundog training, country pursuits and helping owners achieve their goals. 

Your goals become our goals and our training approaches are adaptable to your needs. Whether you want a well trained, reliable pet gundog or a working gundog, Cunningshot go above and beyond to help you achieve this.

Our Services

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1-2-1's

1 on 1 support with the trainers to guide you through different disciplines

- Working Gundog 
- Pet Gundog

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Group Classes
& Workshops 

Both training locations run regular group classes throughout the year alongside courses, and more specific workshops. 

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- Working Gundog 

- Pet Gundog

Gundog Holidays

Our Gundog holidays run for 2-3days at a time throughout our 'out of shoot season' training programme. (feb to sept) 

 

EVENTS 

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Demo's & Courses

Cunningshot offer first aid courses, live arena & large audience demonstrations and talks both online and face to face 

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Behaviour Consults

Cunningshot Canine Behaviour Services

Accommodating minor to severe behavioural cases from guarding to separation anxiety to dog dog aggression and human aggression. This service it not just for Gundog breeds

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  • Retriever Holiday
    Retriever Holiday
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    Fri, Jun 21
    Tatenhill
    Jun 21, 2024, 8:30 AM – Jun 23, 2024, 3:30 PM
    Tatenhill, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Jun 21, 2024, 8:30 AM – Jun 23, 2024, 3:30 PM
    Tatenhill, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Join Cunningshot Trainers Emma & Adam as we return to the summer season of gundog holidays. This 3 day holiday is suitable for all retriever breeds of all levels this intense 3 day holiday work through training challenges to have them ready for shoot season or competitive test season.
  • Simulated Shoot Day - Cold Game
    Simulated Shoot Day - Cold Game
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    Sat, Jul 06
    Cunningshot Midlands - Tatenhill
    Jul 06, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Cunningshot Midlands - Tatenhill, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Jul 06, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Cunningshot Midlands - Tatenhill, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    6 Beating Places & 6 Picking Up spaces available for this unique workshop. Spend the day on Cunningshot Midlands Ground running through shoot day drives, for the beating team hunting alongside fellow beaters, and the picking up team will pick up throughout the drive with shotguns and cold game.
  • Novice Spaniel - Half Day workshop
    Novice Spaniel - Half Day workshop
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    Sat, Jul 13
    Keighley
    Jul 13, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Keighley, Keighley BD20 9HF, UK
    Jul 13, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Keighley, Keighley BD20 9HF, UK
    Spend 1/2 day with Cunningshot Gundogs trainer Emma in the beautiful ground of Rockroyd Training Centre for a half day spanielling in Skipton. Work through, hunt patterns, stop whistle and much more spaniel specific gundog training designed to keep your spaniel close and work with their prey drive.
  • Novice Retriever - Half Day workshop
    Novice Retriever - Half Day workshop
    Sat, Jul 13
    Keighley
    Jul 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Keighley, Keighley BD20 9HF, UK
    Jul 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Keighley, Keighley BD20 9HF, UK
    Spend 1/2 day with Cunningshot Gundogs trainer Emma in the beautiful ground of Rockroyd Training Centre for a half day retrieving in Skipton. Work through, delivery, steadiness, straight line and much more retriever specific gundog training.
  • Multi-Dog Gundog Handling Workshop
    Multi-Dog Gundog Handling Workshop
    Sold Out
    Sat, Aug 03
    Keighley
    Aug 03, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Keighley, Keighley BD20 9HF, UK
    Aug 03, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Keighley, Keighley BD20 9HF, UK
    Do you have 1 or more gundogs and don't know where to start in merging your training to handle multiple dogs at once? Or maybe you have a young dog that you would like to add to your team. If this is you then we have the workshop for you.
  • Novice Mixed breed gundog holiday
    Novice Mixed breed gundog holiday
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    Fri, Aug 09
    Cunningshot Midlands, Tatenhill
    Aug 09, 2024, 8:30 AM – Aug 11, 2024, 3:30 PM
    Cunningshot Midlands, Tatenhill, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Aug 09, 2024, 8:30 AM – Aug 11, 2024, 3:30 PM
    Cunningshot Midlands, Tatenhill, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Join Cunningshot Trainers Emma & Adam as we return to the summer season of gundog holidays. This first 3 day holiday is suitable for all novice level dogs wanting to work through the summer season to have them ready for shoot season or competitive test season.
  • Advanced Distance Handling - Retrievers
    Advanced Distance Handling - Retrievers
    Tue, Aug 13
    Burton-on-Trent
    Aug 13, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Burton-on-Trent, Postern Rd, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Aug 13, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Burton-on-Trent, Postern Rd, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Spend a half day with Adam in the midlands advancing your handling at distance onto retrieves. Dog must have solid stop whistle and must have heard shot
  • Mums & Gundogs
    Mums & Gundogs
    Sat, Aug 17
    Keighley
    Aug 17, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Keighley, Keighley BD20 9HF, UK
    Aug 17, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Keighley, Keighley BD20 9HF, UK
    An event like no other! If you are finding it difficult to attend training sessions with a child due to the times, the training club won't allow or you are worried they will not comply!(we've all been there!) Then this informal training day is for you. All mums, kids and dog friendly gundogs welcome
  • Water Workshop
    Water Workshop
    Sold Out
    Sat, Aug 24
    Yoxall Lodge
    Aug 24, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Yoxall Lodge, Unnamed Road, Burton-on-Trent DE13 8RL, UK
    Aug 24, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Yoxall Lodge, Unnamed Road, Burton-on-Trent DE13 8RL, UK
    Join both Cunningshot Trainers at the beautiful Yoxall Lodge in Derbyshire for a full day of water work! With only 12 spaces available for this full day workshop giving you time to develop and advance their water skills. Please see event details below for expected level.
  • Novice Retriever
    Novice Retriever
    Tue, Aug 27
    Burton-on-Trent
    Aug 27, 2024, 9:00 PM – Aug 28, 2024, 1:00 AM
    Burton-on-Trent, Postern Rd, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Aug 27, 2024, 9:00 PM – Aug 28, 2024, 1:00 AM
    Burton-on-Trent, Postern Rd, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Polish up your novice retriever with this half day workshop. Working on pushing distances, working to blind retrieves and small distance handling. Dogs must be calm when working around other dogs and have a solid retrieve to hand
  • Advanced Mixed breed gundog holiday
    Advanced Mixed breed gundog holiday
    Fri, Sep 06
    Tatenhill
    Sep 06, 2024, 8:30 AM – Sep 08, 2024, 3:30 PM
    Tatenhill, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Sep 06, 2024, 8:30 AM – Sep 08, 2024, 3:30 PM
    Tatenhill, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
    Join Cunningshot Trainers Emma & Adam as we wrap up our gundog holidays. Join us for 2 or 3 days of training & fun. This holiday is suitable for all advanced novice to open level dogs to prep them for the shooting season, whether that be for picking up beating or trials. Dogs must have heard shot.

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Minority Breed Gundog Training Holiday

Minority Breed Gundog Training Holiday
Minority Breed Gundog Training Holiday

Minority Breed Gundog Training Holiday

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Spaniel Holiday 2022

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May 2022 Gundog Holiday

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June 2022 - Retriever Holiday

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