Walking To Heel




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By Ladies Working Dog Group
About Walking To Heel

Join us for the lesson below where featured expert  Samantha Thorneycroft-Taylor  of  Languedoc Gundogs. Samantha  delivers an absolute masterclass on teaching your dog to walk to heel.

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What Our Members Thought:


I Wish I Had This Info When My Merlin Was A Pup!

It was very varied and didn't just focus on starting puppies. I loved the fact that the Springer was older and full of beans just like my Cocker. Gives me hope that it will one day be achievable. It contained lots of important information. I wish I'd had this info when my Merlin was a pup!


Fantastic Masterclass

Fantastic masterclass - thank you. Lots to go away and work with.

Emma P

Fantastic Masterclass

Fantastic masterclass and lots to now work with. Thank you

Emma P

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01:40 – Introduction from Samantha Thorneycroft-Taylor03:08 – When should you start training your pup03:30 – As your pup gets older04:06 – Positioning the slip lead05:16 – Length of your training session05:50 – Beginning heel work training06:18 – Making left turns11:17 – Moving to a loose lead12:18 – Heel work with a spaniel14:30 – Dealing with an overexcited pup15:42 – Moving to off lead17:14 – Stopping a dog from pulling18:42 – Trouble shooting in new environments20:10 – Focussing exercise21:48 – Estate etiquette22:24 – Lead fastened around neck26:02 – Removing the lead30:30 – Overview of training

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About the Teacher

Ladies Working Dog Group

Hi, I’m Sam Thorneycroft-Taylor and I run Languedoc Gundogs; a Gundog and Obedience Training Center in Gloucestershire.Languedoc Gundogs was started in 2005 and I took over the sole running of it in 2010 when my husband went back into farming. We have written articles for Sporting Shooter, and been featured in The Field Magazine and the Telegraph’s Countryside supplement.My love of (gun)dogs started when I was very young, although we didn’t have a family dog growing up so I borrowed other people’s to walk and train. My first Springer Spaniel was quite headstrong and I learnt very quickly that she needed a more structured approach with lots of mental stimulation to keep her fully occupied. She ended up a lovely beating companion and even joined me picking up – though she refused to put anything feathery in her mouth and was more of a ‘spotter’ assisting the rest of my team. She had one litter of pups and her son is now a key component in my picking up team. 

Cocker Spaniels
I now have a great fondness for Cocker Spaniel’s; I find them even more rewarding to train than Springers and they seem to have that extra ‘something’ about them. The attention they give is second to none and I wouldn’t be without my right hand man, Todd, who started out as my husband’s dog and featured in the early Sporting Shooter article’s. He is now nearly 11yrs old and should have retired a few seasons ago but his love for picking up and being out with me in the field is so strong that he still comes out and works his socks off. The joy and pride I feel when I watch him, and the rest of my dogs, working so hard doing something they absolutely love and something that we have trained so hard for is amazing and truly heart warming! Their desire to work with me as part of an equal team is something I strive hard for; my dogs are never my tools and I would never want them to be!Over the years we have helped many clients achieve their goals with their dogs of all shapes/sizes and breeds, be it a full-on shooting companion, or a well rounded family pet that may undertake the odd day in the field. We pride ourselves in tailoring a course to suit each individual so no one course is the same, although they all include some Gundog training.We train all breeds of Gundog, for more information please take a look at our website www.languedocgundogs.co.uk or drop me an email at sam@languedocgundogs.co.uk

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