My Team

I started the company firstly solo and as the business has expanded my Husband Tom has become a valid member of the Team.

 

As the main trainer of the company I carry out all initial assessments of new clients as well as the the main running of group sessions, one to ones and the training of residential boarders. Tom and other helpers assist me in a lot of the group sessions we work as a team to bring any client a worthwhile time spent with us. 

Tom:

My husband works his two dogs Ziggy and Banjo regularly on shoots he has trained them himself and has a lot of experience training dogs stemming from rescues he had as a child. He ethos is the same as mine when it comes to training. As a Gamekeeper he has valuable knowledge into working gundogs in the field and connections to be able to assist novice clients willing to learn more about shooting. Tom is often found helping with agility workshops and gundog retrieving workshops or with a gun in his hand assisting introducing gunshot classes. I also often drag him out to use his dogs as a distraction for clients. Tom has recently bought a terrier pup and is currently enjoying and do very well showing him as well as training him to work pest control.

Tom:

My husband works his two dogs Ziggy and Banjo regularly on shoots he has trained them himself and has a lot of experience training dogs stemming from rescues he had as a child. He ethos is the same as mine when it comes to training. As a Gamekeeper he has valuable knowledge into working gundogs in the field and connections to be able to assist novice clients willing to learn more about shooting. Tom is often found helping with agility workshops and gundog retrieving workshops or with a gun in his hand assisting introducing gunshot classes. I also often drag him out to use his dogs as a distraction for clients. Tom has recently bought a terrier pup and is currently enjoying and do very well showing him as well as training him to work pest control.

MY DOGS:

Ziggy:

My first dog that got me into gundog work. He is a 6 year old springer cross lab.Tom and I have worked very hard to get him to where he is now. He had behaviour and obedience issues when we first got him and has completed his third season in the field as a gundog. Tom uses him as a rough shooting dog as well as beating and picking up regularly on shoots.

Bailey:

Bailey is my working springer I was able to work with him from 8 weeks old and he is a fully trained gundog and has done some agility work. He has just finished his second season in the field and has also came second in a gundog working test. I also do canicross with him to keep up his fitness and he is often seen as my main demonstration dog and added distraction in classes and one to ones. We are now also offering him as a stud dog to carry on his easy going and biddable lines.

Banjo:

Banjo is a working springer and he is baileys' half brother. He has completed his first season on a shoot with Tom handling him in the beating lines. He is very loyal and loving and an easy dog to work and train as he loves to please.  He is a confident dog and so far nothing phases him. He is also often used for demonstrations and as an added distraction to my one to one sessions.

Guinness:

Guinness is a springer cross lab like Ziggy with similar lines to both my springers' on his dads side. He came from a deliberate mating from two of my good friends and great things are expected of him as both mum and dad are workers. He is currently being trained and handled by my apprentice Ella and she has worked him on a shoot day and competed him in fun competitions. He is proving an enjoyable challenge as he is a bit stubborn. Positive methods are working well with him.

Richie:

Richie came to  me as a part trained gundog and due to his nervous temperament and the fact he was gun nervous I had a lot of work to do to rehabilitate him. Having worked with him with his confidence in training and in more social environments he is coming on nicely and slowly in all aspects of his training and has successfully been reintroduced to shot the hope is to continue his training and eventually test and possibly even trial him.

Mush:

Mush is a Patterdale Terrier and for a small dog he has a lot of character. Primarily Tom's dog he will be used for pest control but he is currently enjoying the Cunningshot socialisation programme and is doing quite well in the show ring with two puppy championships under his belt at only just 6months!

Otto:

Otto is a our most recent addition to the Cunningshot team. With a view to be my newest addition to my picking up team alongside Bailey and Richie. He comes from brilliant working lines and I would eventually like to use him to test and trial. At the moment we are having fun, going through the Cunningshot socialisation programme and gundog foundations. 

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