Riverlily Working Dogs

Gundog and Handler in Partnership


Run by Abbie Reid

Workshop Training


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.

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.


Water Workshop - Near Hitchin




MORE DATES COMING SOON



An ideal place to train for all levels from puppy to advacned.

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 and the opportunity to handle at distance from the waters edge.


Novice

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs



General Training Workshop - Standon


Wednesday 26th May

10.30 - 12.00

£25.00


General training workshop.


Novice

Novice Master

Riverlily Workingdogs



General Training Workshop - Near Ely, Cambridge



Friday 18th June

2.30 - 4.30

£35.00



General training workshop.


Novice

Novice Master

Riverlily Workingdogs



"Can you handle it?" - Standon


Wednesday 19th May

10.30 - 12.00

£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 Master

Riverlily Working Dogs



"Stop, Look and Listen" - Standon


Wednesday 19th May

2.30 - 4.00

£25.00


A workshop dedicated to our old friend the stop whistle.


Novice

Novice Master



*required

"Over the ditch and far away" - Standon


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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


Novice

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs


"Trust me, we're a partnership" - Standon


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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 Master



Brace Training


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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 Master

Riverlily Working Dogs



"Sweeping up" Workshop


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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


Shoot Day Experience


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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 Master

Riverlily Working Dogs


Woodland Workshop


NEW DATES COMING SOON


A session based on retriving and hunting in the woods.


Novice

Novice Masters



Swapping and Sweeping Workshop


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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



** TIDY TRAINING - Training day with Jamie Bettinson **

- Near Hitchin


NEW DATES COMING SOON


Come and join us for a fabulous day training at Riverlily with Jamie Bettinson from Tidy Training.

Jamie is an A Panel Judge who has bred and trained many FTCH's. He regularly competes for Wales in international competitions and last year was 2nd in the IGL Championships.

The day is for dogs who have either won a ND/NH KC Working Test or compete at good Novice or Open level.

All dogs must be steady to shot and be able to stop and handle at a reasonable distance.

As this session will be super popular we have decided that to be fair to everyone we will take bookings and draw 8 names out of a hat.


Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs



"Into the woods and over the ditch" - Standon


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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


Novice

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs



"Get your nose down"


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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


Novice

Novice Master



Safari Sunday


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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.


Cadets

Novice

Novice Master



Water Workshop


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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.**


General Training Workshop - Near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire


NEW DATES COMING SOON


General training workshop on new ground.


Novice

Novice Masters

Riverlily Working Dogs


Working Test Workshop


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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.


Novice

Novice Masters


"Ready, Steady, Go" Workshop


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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.


Cadet

Novice

Novice Masters



"Swap Shop" Workshop


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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.


Cadet

Novice

Novice Masters


Sugar Beet Workshop - Chelmsford, Essex


NEW DATES COMING SOON


A session in the beet teaching the different skills needed to pick dummies and hunt in the crop.

Mainly walked up.


Novice

Novice Master

Riverlily Working Dogs



"Riverlily Pupstars" Workshop - Wheathampstead


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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


Recall and Delivery Workshop - Wheathampstead


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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


Cadet

Novice



"Wait for it" Workshop - Standon


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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.


Cadet

Novice

Novice Masters



Shooting Field Workshop


NEW DATES COMING SOON


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


Riverlily Working Dogs - Gundog Handler and Partnership