Guide to Retriever Training

Drills and Exercises by Gary Collier

Take your Gundog TRAINING to the next level with the ultimate collection of drills and training exercises.

Clients at Thornyoaks Gundog Training often ask for diagrams of training that we practice, and so with the creative assistance of Dr Laila Curtis-Noonan at Brackenbound Canine, we have produced this comprehensive guide.


Presented in a clear, easy to follow format with large diagrams and step-by-step instructions, tips and ideas for progression, this Guide is ideal for both new/novice handlers as well as experienced handler as well as dogs of any age to support them all the way through their training journey to an advanced level.


This Guide is A5 sized and available in 2 formats:


In the field version:

Sturdy A5 ring binder - remove the drills you want for your training and store in your training bag.

Durable, waterproof card pages - wipe clean after a muddy session in the field!

Room for more - add additional drills when they are available


Reference version:

Simple wire bound book printed on 100gsm, quality paper with clear plastic front and back to protect the pages.

Perfect for planning your training session - take a photo on your phone of the drills you want and off you go!

Easy to carry - comes in Waterproof paper, perfect for use out in the field