Cherwell Gundog Club
Cherwell Gundog Club 

Training Courses

Cherwell Gundog Club aim to run training for gundogs of all standards. Our courses are run by experienced gundog competitors and instructors. The number of attendees is strictly limited to ensure a good ratio.


All dogs attending these courses must be sociable, fully vacinated and in good health for the general well-being of all dogs attending.


2020 Club Courses - bi-weekly at Lower Souldern Grounds Farm on the following Sundays:

10th May, 24th May, 7th June, 21st June, 5th July and 19th July - BOOKING FORM BELOW


Retrieving - Beginners Course (9.30 - 10.30)Cancelled 

This course has been cancelled, due to lack of interest, enabling a second inyermediate course to run. If you want advice regarding training your young dog, do email us and we will aim to help/put you in contact with someone who can assist you. If it turns out people contact us with the same problem, we may well hold a one-off surgery if this seems appropriate. Please also feel free to raise your area of concern on our Facebook Group page where others with experience of the situation can give you their thoughts.


Retrieving - Intermediate Courses (9.00 - 10.30 and 11.00 - 12.30) Cancelled

These courses are for dogs that have done basic gundog training and will happily heel, sit, recall, be steady and do seen and memory retrieves. Through the course you will build your skills at handling at a distance, dealing with distractions, unseen retrieves, split retrieves over varying terrain whilst managing your dog's patience.


Spaniel Training Course (9.30 - 11.00) Cancelled

For beginner & intermediate dogs over 9 months old which have a basic recall & play retrieve. Sessions will focus on: general control and steadiness, recalls away from distractions, walking to heel, sitting to flush, stop whistle, dummy retrieving and directional control.


We have organised the following single training sessions with local professional trainers.


Saturday 22nd February 2020 - spaniels

We have organised a morning session (9.30am to 12.30pm) for max 6 'beginner' spaniels and an afternoon session (1pm to 4pm) for max 4 intermediate spaniels - Intermediate Course full - (the latter should be familiar with 'shot') with Craig Killpack of Craigscourt Gundogs. We had a very successful session with him in 2019 and are pleased to be learning from him again. The training will be held near Wheatley.

Cost £20 a dog


Sunday 29th March 2020 - retrieving training for any variety gundog Cancelled

A couple of years ago, we organised a visit to Ellena Swift Nunneley of Swift Gundogs who has good training territory at Alkerton near Banbury. I am pleased she has agreed to hold a training event for us again.

This will be for max 8 dogs which have moved past 'beginner' with their training but is not limited to 'retriever' breeds. Dogs should be comfortable with 'shot' as Ellena is likely to use a starting pistol and/or dummy launcher.

Cost £15 a dog on this occasion


Saturday 25th April 2020 - spaniels Cancelled

We are repeating the session we had with Bob Aldenton of Roseycombe Gundogs (and an A Panel Field Trial Judge) during 2019 which went so well at one of his training grounds in the Long Itchington area.

This is geared for a max of 8 spaniels and a great opportunity to learn useful tips. Dogs should be comfortable with 'shot' as Bob is likely to use a starting pistol and/or dummy launcher.

Cost £20 a dog


Other training

We generally also run water training and cold game training (for dogs that will be used in a live quarry situation) at some stage during the year.


Anyone interested in any of the above, please contact Will Organ at


2020 Course Booking Form
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