Gundog Training



 Venue:             The Kyte Hotel
                         Old Great North Road
                         WF8 3HR

Date:                2 February 2020 
Time:               09.30 – 15.30 (actual times to be confirmed)
Cost:                £27.50 (to include hot drink & bacon/sausage bap on arrival and Buffet            
                                      Lunch, seminar and optional exam)
   Additional refreshments available for purchase during course breaks from hotel if required.

We are awaiting pre course advice from the Trainer. I will forward Information as soon as it is available to attendees.

Phil Wagland ‘A’ Panel Judge is conducting the day and is a highly recommended Trainer, he will take you through the J Regs providing clarity on the rules relating to organising, competing in and judging Working Tests and Field Trials. At the end of the day there will be the opportunity to take the exam.

This Seminar is aimed at anyone competing in Working Tests and Field Trials, not just those new to the sport but also the more experienced dog handlers, the Regulations are continuously reviewed and changed, and it is essential to keep up to date.

Anyone interested complete the Booking Form and follow instructions in order to register.

To download entry form click here


Training Classes 2019

Summer Training Evenings

The club is fortunate to have access to excellent training grounds north of Wetherby and just off the A1. All dogs attending should have previously achieved a reasonable level of obedience and be capable of walking to heel on a lead. Any dog considered disruptive to the group may be asked to leave.

Those attending will be run as two groups – Novice and Open standard. The Novice class will have the benefit of experienced instruction whilst the Open group will be invited to take advantage of the excellent ground, and be invited to suggest the standard of retrieves. Both groups will have opportunity to retrieve from and across water. 

The cost per dog is £6 per evening and all will meet at 7.00pm and conclude at 9.00pm

If we get warm summer evenings it’s worth bringing insect repellent!

Allerton Park. HG5 0SE
April 17
th, May 1st, May 15th
J 47 of the A1, take the A59 east towards York and access Allerton Park on the 2nd left ( not Allerton Park Weddings)    Keep on the estate road until you need to open ( and close) the gate into the park.

Ribston Park.  LS22 4EZ
May 29th, June 12th, June 26th
J45, 46, 47 of the A1 will give access to the A168. Follow signs for Walshford and park behind the Bridge Inn. Please give consideration to those who live in the village and park as close to the park gates as possible.   

Saturday April 6th. Studley Royal. 09.00hrs
Training Day for Novice and Puppy.

Meet at the Pheasantries, Studley Royal. Ripon. HG4 3DY.  From the B6265 between Ripon and Pateley Bridge take the turn to Fountains Abbey visitors centre. Pass the Obilisque and park gates The Pheasantries is immediately on the left.  We meet in the Gamekeepers yard then travel into Spa Gill. Dependant on recent weather the estate road may only be suitable for 4 x 4s but we can accommodate those in cars or vans. This is a very pretty area to train in with the little River Skell providing interesting areas and experienced trainers to give friendly advice. A popular event best restricted to 30 dogs so we can give lots of retrieves and have time to help puppies or those new to the club. First entries accepted, and if you miss out you will be advised and put on the reserve list. Cost £15 per dog    

The Spa Gill event was very well supported with 25 memebers attending. Good to see them standing to attention for a photo but on the day all were very relaxed and enjoyed a very special ground with a great diversity of work available for dogs and handlers.


 Training  Day
Sunday 10th May 2015

Three Ridings Labrador Club  held a Training Day in the beautiful Spar Gill on Studley Roger /Fountains Abbey Estate  by kind permission of Head keeper Andrew Richards and Sporting owner Mr J Fenton
The trainers  Arthur Hewer and Alan Brentnall gave generous and constructive advice to the 12 members and 15 dogs  who enjoyed the challenging and varied tests afforded by the many different opportunities in the Gill. These included the little river Skell , some rabbit fencing and steep banks with mixed cover .
The bluebells were stunning and the sun shone through out so everyone, including spectators had a great day.
Even the most inexperienced dogs succeeded on completing a mixture of seen and blind retrieves over the Skell.
Memory tests went well but retrieves over the rabbit fence and into medium dense cover more proved more testing.
The day ended with a walk up exercise in front of the ruined Victorian Spar .
3RLC wishes to extend a special thank you to the excellent dummy thrower, Stuart Bostock, who bravely tackled barbed wire fences and steep banks to reach the best spots to place the dummies thus making an  invaluable contribution to the day .

 Mollie Lord

Many thanks to Mollie Lord & Max Furnandiz for the following images