Riverlily Working Dogs

Come and join us for Puppy, Novice and Advanced stand alone sessions that focus on specific training themes and scenarios.

Book early as places are limited.

Please note that once booked the training fee is payable if you have to cancel unless we have a waiting list. Thanks for your understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Training

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Riverlily Working Dogs – Gundog and Handler in Partnership

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Shooting Field Workshop 

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

10.00 - 11.30

 

£30.00

 

This session is aimed at dogs and handlers about to go out in the shooting field this season. It will be a great refresher for those dogs already picking up in previous years and a great introduction for those dogs about to head out into the shooting field arena!

 

We will set up drives and have beaters and guns (not live shot) and set up situations you are likely to encounter on a shoot day.

 

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs

“Get your nose down”

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

11.00 - 12.30

 

£25.00

 

Teach your dog to hunt on command and hold an area.

 

Novice

Novice Master

"Can you handle it?" - Standon

 

Friday 20th March

10.00 - 11.30 Level 1/2/3

£25.00

 

Thursday 23rd April

1.30 - 3.00 Level 1/2/3

£25.00

 

A session dedicated to mastering those all important hand signals. Does your dog fully understand which way you are asking him to go?

 

Novice

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs

 

 

All our workshops are split into different levels.

This is to ensure you and your dog are training with similar standard dogs.

 

      Level 1 - First timers on the workshop / Novice

 

      Level 2 - Novice / Novice Master

 

      Level 3 - Riverlily Working Dogs

 

Please note you can book levels 2 and 3 as many times as you like as each time the sessions will run on different ground. This will enable you to practice your skills in all environments.

Woodland Workshop

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

1.30 - 3.00 Level 1/2

 

£25.00

 

A session based on retriving and hunting in the woods.

 

Novice

Novice Masters

Working Test Training Workshop

 

MORE DATES COMING SOON

 

10.00 - 12.30 Level 1/2

 

£35.00

 

A session aimed at those wishing to enter working tests.

Come and practise your retrieving skills under test conditions with guidance and tips for improved performance from our knowledgeable judges.

 

Puppy Cadets

Novice

Novice Masters

Water Workshop - Based just outside Hertford

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

Practice water retrieves in an enclosed area.

Ideal for those just starting out or those wishing to build confidence in entering the water. No steep banks with a shallow entry.

Practice delivery to hand out of water and steadiness too.

There is also opportunity to practice retrieving from an island.

 

Cadets

Novice

Novice Masters

Safari Sunday

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

11.00 - 12.30

 

£20.00

 

Join us for a Sunday Safari where we take you and your dog on a walk around the estate. Along the way we will show you lots of ideas to help you train your dog whilst out on your daily walks.  

 

Novice

Novice Masters

"Trust me, we're a partnership" - Near Buntingford

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

10.00 - 11.30 Level 2/3

 

£30.00

 

Build the trust between you and your dog so that when you cast him out in a straight line he understands there will be a pot of gold waiting out there for him!

 

Novice

Novice Masters

Recall and Delivery Workshop - Standon

 

Monday 23rd March

10.00 - 11.30 Level 1/2

 

£25.00

 

Let us sort out your recall and delivery issues in this brand new workshop.

 

Cadets

Novice

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Water Workshop

 

Monday 6th April

10.00 - 12.00 Level 1/2/3

 

£30.00

 

A workshop dedicated to retrieving from across the river and in the river.

 

Novice

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs

 

-- Please note this is not a workshop aimed at building confidence for the reluctant swimmer --

** If the weather changes this workshop will be run on land.**

Walked up Workshop - Standon

 

Friday 27th March

10:00 - 11.30 Level 1/2/3

£25.00

 

Thursday 23rd April

10.00 - 12.30 Level 1/2/3

£25.00

 

A session dedicated to our old favorite the 'walk up'. Walk in line for the whole session with marks, blinds and heelwork all being tested.

 

Novice

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

General Training Workshop - Near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

12.30 - 1.30 Level 1

£20.00

 

General training workshop on new ground.

 

Novice

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs

Brace Training

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

12.30 - 2.00 Level 2/3

 

£25.00

 

 

A session aimed at handlers wishing to take two or more dogs out on a shoot picking up. Learn how to handle two dogs out in the field.

 

Novice

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs

“Ready, Steady, Go" Workshop

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

11.00 - 12.30 Level 1/2

 

£25.00

 

A session dedicated to helping all our handlers to perfect a consistent and successful line out when sending your dogs for a retrieve.

Focusing on your body position, your sending arm, dogs position and command words when casting your dog out.

This is a vitally important element to gundog training and a workshop not to be missed.

 

Cadets

Novice

Novice Master

General Training Workshop - Near Buntingford

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

10.00 - 11.30 Level 2/3

£30.00

 

General training workshop using ditches and water.

 

Novice

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs

“Wait for it" Workshop - Standon

 

Friday 20th March

12.30 - 2.00 Level 1/2

 

£25.00

 

A workshop dedicated to teaching our Cadets and Novice Level 1 dogs self control in distracting environments and also focusing on steadiness when retrieving.

Together we will stop your dog from running in on retrieves.

 

Cadets

Novice

Novice Master

"Riverlily Pupstars" Workshop - Wheathampstead

 

Monday 6th April

1.45 - 2.45

 

£20.00

 

This programme is aimed at puppies aged between 12 weeks and 6 months old and will focus on gundog training.

You are welcome to book as many sessions as you would like to attend.

The sessions will cover all the fundamental skills required for future gundog training success. We will focus on heelwork on and off lead, recall, sit/stays, good puppy manners and puppy retrieves.

Complete two Pupstar workshops to receive a Riverlily lanyard and complate three Pupstar workshops to receive a rosette.

 

Riverlily Pupstars

“Stop, Look and Listen”

 

Friday 27th March

12.30 - 2.00 Level 1/2

 

£25.00

 

A workshop dedicated to our old friend the stop whistle.

 

Novice

Novice Master

Shoot Day Experience

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

9.30 - 11.30 Level 2/3

 

£30.00

 

This workshop is aimed at dogs and handlers who would like to experience what is like to go on a shoot.

We will set up drives and have beaters and guns and set up situations you are likely to encounter on a shoot day.

This session is open to both those new to the shooting field and to those with some experience.

Please note we will be using starter pistols and all dogs must have good recall and a delivery.

 

Novice

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs

"Swap Shop" Workshop

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

£25.00

 

A session dedicated to teaching your dogs not to swap dummies once they have picked.

We will cover basic training exercises and set up retrieving and hunting scenarios where your dog will be exposed to temptation.

 

Novice

Novice Master

"Sweeping up" Workshop

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

£25.00

 

A session to help you and your dog to become an effective hunting team.

We will teach your dog to hunt close to you and to sweep up and clear an area of dummies.

 

Novice

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

"Over the ditch and far away"  - Standon

 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

 

£25.00

 

A session designed to teach your dog to jump ditches and to also hunt in ditches.

 

Novice

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

"Into the woods and over the ditch" - Standon

 

 

Thursday 2nd April

10.00 - 12.00 Level 1/2/3

£30.00

 

This workshop will focus on jumping ditches and retrieving and hunting in the woods.

 

Novice

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs

Swapping and Sweeping Workshop

 

Monday 23rd March

12.30 - 2.00 Level 1/2

 

£25.00

 

A session dedicated to teaching your dogs not to swap dummies once they have picked.

We will cover basic training exercises and set up retrieving and hunting scenarios where your dog will be exposed to temptation.

This session will also help you and your dog to become an effective hunting team.

We will teach your dog to hunt close to you and to sweep up and clear an area of dummies.

 

Novice

Novice Master