Gundog Training Holidays

Choose between 3 and 5 days of gundog training at Coed Y Gaer Fawr. Trainers Collette May of Lead and Listen and Colin Pelham of Norlands Gundog's will be helping you and your dogs improve your  knowledge and gain experience.  Accommodation for the handlers is available in the 2/3 bedroom cottage on site plus a caravan, camping and a single room in the main house provides further accommodation if required.

Dogs need to have a good recall, be keen to retrieve, happy with shot, mostly steady and at a grade 3 gundog/novice level to get the most out of this opportunity.

Dogs will be expanding on their knowledge of marking, taking memories and blinds in different and diverse terrain. In addition a cold game session, a trip up the big hill for fab views and training, a river session (weather permitting) and remote launchers. The social side of the holiday is as important as the training to most handlers so we try to go out to dinner 1 night and have a takeaway or BBQ at the farm another night too.

The Grounds

The 15 acres surrounding the house is their private ground which is set out to aid in improving the dogs confidence and challenging those that are ready. Obstacles at different ability levels, long grass, mown strips, hunting circles and a crop field. Two woods also on the ground including an open wood for the retrievers and a thicker wood which is great for the spaniels. 

They are also very lucky to have access to 100's of acres at the local shoot where they pick up, plus an additional 60 acres surrounding the farm including a fantastic rough field with great features and natural obstacles including hedges and ditches. Access to a private section of the river Severn, the wind farm on the top of the hill and many other terrains in nearby Caersws is also an option.

To Book

The holidays can be booked via this link on the Lead and Listen dog training business website.

Priority is given to Lead and Listen members group, then the holidays are advertised on the Mid Wales Holidays and Lead and Listen Facebook pages.

If you have a group of 6-8 handlers and want to come for a training holiday with people you know then get in touch to organise your dates. 

If you are a trainer and want to bring a group of your clients to train here this can also be arranged.

Training sessions can also be added to your holiday at the cottage if you prefer to have your own private break with training.