Gundog Residential Training


Here at Riverggins we offer bespoke residential training placements

for your dog to stay with us to learn new gundog skills or brush up on existing ones.


Whilst your dog is staying with us in one of our purpose built heated indoor kennels, they will learn the basics required to enable them to successfully enter the shooting field, or for the more advanced dog, a great opportunity to reach their full potential.


*If you want your dog to be experienced in the shooting field then please

read below about sending your dog to us during the shooting season



'The Riverggins Approach'


Riverggins Gundog Training is not affiliated with any one training body, instead our proven and successful approach is one of continuous repetition, clear communication and positive reinforcement.



We use praise and the next retrieve or task as the reward, all the training and exercises we do are in a positive manner, if the dog struggles to grasp a technique, we may go back a step and if the dog is then continuously successful, we move on to the next challenge/skill.  We do not use clickers or treats in our training (however we do use food as a reward in the early stages with our puppies).



We have a vast knowledge and 25 years’ experience of working dogs. Our proven track record with our own dogs is testimony to our approach, as we breed, raise, train and work our own large team.


Our day here is very structured, and dogs very quickly settle and relax into a routine, knowing what is expected with clear communication, guidance and following the other dogs’ example. The day is a constant combination of games & training, feeding & relaxation or socialising in larger groups.  

Dogs are trained both individually and in small groups, learning from observing more advance dogs is a proven benefit, also encouraging patients and steadiness.

Our residential placements are for a minimum duration of four weeks (an average stay depending on requirements is approximately 3 months)



We cover all areas of training associated with becoming a gundog, including:




· General obedience.

  • Sit, stay, Leave it
  • General Manners

· Heel work on and off the lead.

· Steadiness.

· Retrieving balls, dummies and game

  • Using Dummy Launcher
  • Socialisation 
  • Working in groups



Priced at £330  
per week


*Please note that we allow roughly a week for young or inexperienced dogs to get used to their new surroundings and routine before training can successfully commence.



Call the Riverggins team today

to discuss your dog's requirements and to find out our availability.



Opeing hours for drop off & collection of your dog:

Monday - Saturday 8am- 6pm

(Closed on Wednesdays & Sundays)




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Breeding Licence No 23/00581/DD-New


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