Training you and your dog
Understanding your dog is key. Our aim is to create a fun relationship between puppy, dog and owner using science-based, force free, positive methods for both pet dogs and gundogs. We concentrate on dealing with your dog’s real life challenges both mentally and practically. Our gundog classes cater for those who are keen to work in the field or compete in trials and working tests, and also those who simply want their dog to enjoy the structure and stimulation of the discipline they were bred for.
Classes and Workshops
£22-£30 per class
Whether you're looking to work your dog in the field, compete in tests & trials or just have some enjoyment with your dog there are classes of various abilities to suit. Contact for details.
***New Beginners Gundog Class***
starting on Thursday 1st February '24, 12pm
Puppy training classes
£180 for 6 week course
For puppies aged between 12 weeks and 6 months old. Prepare your puppy for the real world. Learn through fun games and exercises focusing on recall, loose lead heeling, impulse control as well as sit, stay, down, all with positive reinforcement. Gentle socialisation play will be guided. Class or individual discussions and Q&A .
£22-£30 per class
Must have attended the 6 week puppy course or a one to one training session. Classes available for all abilities. Classes are occasionally taken on training walks. Prices vary depending on how many classes are signed up for. Contact for details.
£40-£60 per class
Horse socialisation, jogger & cyclist socialisation and picnic classes are all available to clients who have attended training sessions at Field & Fido.
Puppy Training & Socialisation course
Location: Glendale, Farley Green
A 6 week course for puppies aged between 12 weeks and 6 months old. Max 8 per class. Prepare your puppy for the real world. Learn through fun games and exercises focusing on recall, loose lead walking, heeling, impulse control as well as sit, stay, down, all with positive reinforcement. Gentle socialisation play will be guided. Class or individual discussions and Q&A .
Wednesday at 10:45am with Mandy starts 23rd November, 2023
Dates: 23/11, 30/11, 7/12, 14/7, 4/1, 18/1
Wednesdays at 10:45am with Mandy starts 17th January, 2024
Dates: 17/1, 24/1, 31/1, 7/2, 14/2 & 21/2
I have been dog training since 2007 and founded Field and Fido in 2016. What I love most about my job is helping owners build a strong bond with their dogs. My passion is gundog training, which developed as I trained my first Lab, Monty. I have three Labradors and two working cockers, all of which I work on shoots. I also enter the odd working test.
I am committed to ongoing Continuing Professional Development and am required to complete this as an accredited instructor for the GTA and a registered member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.
Before becoming a dog trainer, I taught and tutored for over 20 years in mainstream and special need schools, whilst juggling a family of three children. I “retired” from teaching 5 years ago and bought Archie, a Sprocker Spaniel, with the intention of using him as a “read to me” dog when tutoring. After 2 years he was joined by Maddie an English Springer Spaniel. After much research I enrolled in the 2019 APDT Foundation Course and this changed my life completely. During the first residential weekend I met Mandy and the rest is history. I have continued my personal development in 2020 by attending the APDT Part Two Course and The Gun Dog Trainers Academy Handlers Course and next year I plan to attend the Gun Dog Trainers Academy Teachers Course.