Gundog Training

Jack’s training methods are used to bring out the natural game finding abilities in all the gundogs he trains. The respect the gundogs have for him is there for all to see.

We take dogs in for training (with boarding) and can help train them towards the owners requirements. At Cuckavalda we have the advantage of being able to take dogs out into a shooting environment, thus providing valuable experience out in the field. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Gundog training
Gundogs sitting to attention

Highly Experienced

Jack can regularly be seen out and about with his gundogs, on some of the first class shoots that North Yorkshire has to offer. The dogs have been with Jack to the famous grouse moors of Dallowgill Estate in Nidderdale, The Rievaulx shoot run by Justin Birkett (voted one of the top twenty in the county by the Fieldsports Magazine), the late Sir Tom Cowies Murton Grange shoot (renowned for high flying birds), Newburgh Priory shoot (run by Mark Faulkoner who owns Brafferton Game Farm), and at Oswaldkirk’s Hall Farm Syndicate Shoot.

First Class Trialling Standard Gundogs

Jack has bred and trained award winning dogs. Most  recently Cuckavalda Boris – run by Brendan Kelly – has won his first few tests in the under 18 month old categories. Brendan is now looking forward to the trialling season to get under-way. Cuckavalda dogs can now be found in America, Holland, France, Scotland, and Ireland.