Spaniel Training Classes

Training Class Details

Please note training classes are open to Members only.

Please note, Class 1 is now full, there are still spaces available on Classes 2 and 3.


Trainers – Shane Wood, Damon Ross & Graham Burton

Course Cost £90 (Payable upon booking, use reference SPTR and your surname)

Please note that the trainers (one of whom is game keeper) are experienced dog handlers and have judged and competed within the competitive gundog world and are experienced in the field of working dogs, both beating and picking up. These classes aim to prepare both handler and dogs for the shooting field and/or Working Tests and Field Trials. This is not obedience training and we do expect you and your dog to have had some sort of formal training and be trustworthy with other dogs both on and off the lead.   Shane will take those less experienced dogs (and/or) handlers, showing them what to expect in a shoot environment, exposing them to the different terrains, working in groups, hunting and retrieving. 

Damon & Graham will work closely together, with the same aim of a Working Test at the end of the 6 weeks training.  The final session on Thursday, 27th June will be open to all handlers and their families for a sociable end of training get together, where you and your dog will be judged on their progress over the six week course.  We will attempt to put dogs and their handlers in a suitable class relating to the information that you have sent in on your entry form, however we will review this at the end of the first session and may move dogs to a more suitable class at that time.

We reserve the right to ask a handler to remove any dog that is disruptive or acts in a manner likely to be to the detriment of other dogs in the class. No Bitches in season will be allowed to attend the classes

Training will take place at Cubley Estate on the following dates:

Thursday 23rd May

Thursday 30th May

Thursday 6th June

Thursday 13th June

Thursday 20th June

Thursday 27th June – to include end of Training Test & BBQ

Classes will start at 7:00pm promptly, however please arrive for 6:30 to allow the necessary preparations

If you have any queries at all relating to the spaniel training classes please contact Janey Beharrell at


 Training classes are £90 in total for all 6 evenings

 Payment can be made via the following link: Click Here 

BACS Transfer

Please use SURNAME and SPANTR as reference AND your membership ID

Dove Valley Working Gundog Club

Sort Code: 30-91-47

Acount Number: 00705632


Training Class Entry Form

Entries are completed online and payment is via any of the methods above.

The cost of the training classes will be £ 90.00

Please enter SPANTR and your name in the identification box when paying.

You will get a confirmation of your entry with directions of the training venues.

Handlers will be divided into 3 groups depending on ability.

Class 1 For handlers and dogs who are new to the sport or those who are not planning to train for Working Tests or Field Trials, this unique course delivers invaluable training and knowledge on Beating, Etiquette and Field Craft by an experienced trainer and Gamekeeper.

Class 2 will cater for handlers who wish to compete in either Working Tests and/or Field Trials.

Class 3 will cater for the more experienced handler wanting to improve their skills and add to their knowledge.

Spaniel owners wishing to use their dogs ONLY for Picking-up or as a Peg Dog should consider joining the Retriever Classes.

Please enter (above) the class you think is most suited to your needs.

Newcomer Novice Novice Dog & Novice Handler Open