NEFRA was invited to train at Mike Pilling’s land up yesterday at Eagland Hill near Preston. It was our first training session of 2024 and the perfect start to the year. We had seasoned trainers Garry Ellison and Steve Burns along giving guidance and encouragement to all.

Luckily the weather was kind to us and the rain kept off so apart from the chilly wind and it being somewhat soggy underfoot the training conditions were great. The beginners were given a thorough introduction to gundog training by Garry, focusing on the basics while the novice group had a session that concentrated on running the dog out in a straight line.

Feedback from both groups was that the training was great fun, after initial nerves had been conquered, and very informative.

We had fun awards to give out for the Trainers’ Choice in each group; easter eggs won by Vicky Crossley with Riva from the Beginners group and Caroline Hewison with her puppy, Linnhe from the Novice group.

Huge thanks to Mike, Garry and Steve

Schedule here