Branxholme Gundogs

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14 entries on 3 pages
Amanda Barclay
20/03/23 14:21:13
Had video call with Alistair today in advance of in-person lessons later in the year. Rosie is our 2 year old cocker and we’re having trouble with her on-lead walking and recall. The session was very valuable and informative and Alastair gave us useful tips about where we’re going wrong. We will be working hard over the next couple of months to get Rosie ready for her ‘proper’ lessons in June.
George Gray
19/02/23 13:40:35
Met Alister today whilst walking dog in Binning Wood. He gave me advice about getting Hector to walk to heel better. Basically by using any old piece of rope as slip lead. Have binned my old method and Hector is different dog! Thanks Alister for free advice ha ha. (have booked a lesson though for next week)
Sarah Kane
15/02/23 15:28:36
We visited Alistair at the weekend with our nearly 6month old (very head strong) fox red lab Ozzy! Alistair had Ozzy’s attention from about 60 seconds in to meeting him. Alistair talked us through the basics and fundamentals of gun dog training which we’ve taken away and trying our best to apply! It was a very worthwhile session, Alistair has lots of knowledge and experience which really helped with the puppy training journey!
Nicola Jardine
05/02/23 10:21:23
I am writing this review after visiting Alistair at Branxholme Gundogs. My young lab Kally is 10 months old and needed something to stimulate him to further his training. Alistair quickly pointed out that giving him titbits wasn't the way in which to do this! As soon as he saw a 'treat bag' attached to my waist he figured I would be too generous with them. He was able to substitute treats with tasks that stimulated him without expanding his stomach.
Alistair has a vast store of knowledge to impart on to novice handlers such as myself so it was a very rewarding hour for Kally and myself.
I will definitely be going back in a couple of months to soak in more of this knowledge.
Pat and Jimmy
04/02/23 22:43:26
Jimmy and I had a very informative lesson with Alistair today with our 5 month old cocker
Leah. We wanted to be sure we were on the right track with her training for the coming months. Just basic stuff really but important non the less. The usuall stuff with recall and walking to heal that seems to be everyone's problem.
Alistair was quick to put us right with some of our misconceptions and gave us renewed hope that we could progress without any major hiccups.
Getting rid of our harness was certainly the best advice, with Leah now walking with no pulling whatsoever on a slip lead. Supposing we don't see any other improvement in the coming weeks, the improvement in our walking hours is worth the cost of the lesson alone !
Thank you Alistair once again.
Pat and Jimmy (and not forgetting Leah)
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