The Beating Line: What’s It All About?

We are out with three generations of beaters from the same family: Jack, Richard and Peter…

Skinners World Cup Retriever Event 2017

The top gundog teams in the world come to Cawdor Castle in Inverness-shire to compete in…

Gundog training tips – Teaching the blind retrieve

When game lands out of sight, it takes a lot of faith in you for a…

Gundog training tips – Multiple dummies

It’s all very well throwing one dummy and getting your dog to bring it back, but…

Gundog training tips – Sit and stay

How do you get your dog to sit and stay? Skinners gundog expert Tom West teaches…

Gundog training tips – Steadiness with dummies

What’s to stop your dog running in joyfully, the moment you throw something for it to…

Gundog training tips – Steady to heel

How do you get your dog to walk to heel? Skinners gundog expert Tom West teaches…

Gundog training tips – how to use the whistle

Top gundog trainer Ricky Moloney shows how to use a whistle to get the best out…

Gundog training tips – Jumping fences

Faced with a fence or a wall, many dogs choose to go round. You have to…

Gundog training tips – How to get your small dog to carry big game

Here how you get a small gundog like a cocker spaniel to retrieve a really big…

Gundog training tips – How to work your dog in thick cover

Faced with a large bramble bush, how do you get your dog to trust you that…

Gundog training tips – How to get your dog to do long retrieves

There’s lots of theory behind the long retrieve. Here is professional gundog trainer Howard Kirby in…

Gundog training tips – Easy indoor training

Even when the weather is bad, you can still do dog training exercises indoors. Professional gundog…

Gundog training tips – Jumping

Here’s how to teach your job to jump over obstacles. Professional gundog trainer Howard Kirby in…

Gundog training tips – How to use a dove launcher

Here’s how to use a bird launcher to train your dog to flush a bird. Professional…

Gundog training – Steadiness

Steadiness is like obedience, but much, much more. Top gundog trainer Ricky Moloney keeps his gundogs…

Gundog training tips – straight line long retrieve

Ever wanted to see a true quarter-of-a-mile retrieve? The hare is down. Here is the kind…

Gundog training tips – how to pick a hare

Picking up game is a knack for any dog, especially with all the other excitements of…

Gundog training tips – how to retrieve on the other side of a wall

A bird lands out of sight of your dog and you are flying blind. Here are…

Gundog training tips – how to go into brambles

Some dogs look at brambles and have no fear. But some dogs are shy and say…