Penny Hoare is the Gundog Club’s instructor for Somerset (Yeovil).

Penny has been training dogs for 25 years and qualified with a COAPE diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training in 2003. She has been running her dog training business for the last 10 years.

Penny used to be a breeder of both Whippets and Labradors but more recently has given a home to spaniels Dougie, Winnie and Basil and an English Setter called Dora, who live with Penny’s Whippet, Ronnie.

Penny works her rescue sprocker Basil, and he is successfully taking his Gundog Grades and beats on a small syndicate shoot.

Pet Gundogs Welcome

Penny’s Gundog classes are mainly for people who own gundog breeds and who want to enjoy training, have fun and develop a good relationship with their dog.  This also provides a sound foundation for those who want to go on to work their dogs, and several of Penny’s clients have done so. Penny is planning to build on her client base of people interested in working their dogs by offering workshops (water and shot) and specific training for people who want to take their dogs in the field including a shoot day.

Penny has a particular interest in working with reactive dogs, and her dog team has an important role to play in her work helping clients and their dogs overcome these problems.

She offers both group classes, and 121 training. Penny holds most of her classes and lessons in her 3 acre private paddock in Hatch Beauchamp.

Force free

Penny is a force free trainer, and a clicker trainer (although students do not have to use a clicker in her classes and lessons and she will always offer techniques to suit a particular student and dog). She keeps up to date with the latest training techniques by attending seminars and workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Penny via admin@thegundogclub.co.uk, making it clear that your message is for Penny and we’ll put you in touch.

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Grade One, Two and Three courses with Rob Palmer (Suffolk)

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There are a few spaces left on a Grade One course next Sunday 19th Feb at 3pm and Grade Two and Three starting 26th March with Rob Palmer, the Gundog Club instructor for Suffolk – Rob is based near Sudbury on the Suffolk and Essex border. Contact Rob here to book.  

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Gundog Club field tests at the Positive Gundog Conference 2017

January 25, 2017

Delegates attending the conference may take a Grade One or Grade Two test on 13th and 14th May 2017 at Top Barn Farm, Near J6 of the M5. Register your interest in booking a test at the conference by emailing us at admin@thegundogclub.co.uk and we’ll offer you a choice of slots over the 2 days […]

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