Avis has been training with gundogs since the late 1990's teaching Gundog work to dogs and handlers
Avis has been training with gundogs since the late 1990's teaching Gundog work to dogs and handlers. During the years there were classes, individual lessons, invited trainer days, breed specific workshops, and evening classes. Novice handlers worked in secure paddocks and more advanced students were taken to truly wild areas, to water and later out under control in the shooting field.
Avis has successfully competed in working tests with her own dogs and some of her students are now running their dogs in tests and trials. She completed 4 years working under other respected trainers around the country, and completed a Canine psychology course. Avis, of Ashleygrove Gundogs, has bred labradors and cocker spaniels for 20 years.
Today she is semi-retired, spending more time with her own working dogs but available for advice. Avis still works alongside other trainers making sure her methods are up to date and constantly adding to the bank of knowledge. She can recommend you to a trainer in her area.
During the winter months you will find Avis out with her dogs in the shooting field picking up at local estates. Avis completed her Gundog training career by publishing a book called 'Understanding Your Gundog' (available on amazon.co.uk). The book is full of experience, tips, and enthusiasm for working dogs. It is aimed at supporting you while you train your own dog with the help of a professional, preferably a member of the guild.
Other Services: Breeding
- Adult Class Trainer
- Puppy Class Trainer
- One to One Trainer
- Behaviour Advice