what is residential training with oakshot gundogs? (click to expand)
The Accommodation for your stay is graded 4* and 5* star by Visit Scotland.
Our two properties are linked as they are a refurbished Stables and Hayloft at the top of the Glen Isla.
Some of the training ground surrounds this accommodation and is privately owned by Auchavan Estate.
Our aim is to allow you as a handler, to have the time to concentrate on and enjoy your dogs and training.
To have the continuity over several days to learn amongst like minded people and for your dog to tackle increasingly technical retrieves.
To train on the type of ground to which you may not usually have access.
To discuss, to improve, to enjoy.
This year we will be running the training sessions for six handlers. You may bring and train multiple dogs.
We have room for two non participating guests (to share a room) on each holiday, who can take pictures, go sight seeing, shop, or get in a round of golf; read or climb the nearest Munro.
If you wish to book a training holiday not shown below, please contact to confirm availability.
Please return to this page. Groups sometimes have people unable to come and the place will be advertised here. If in doubt.....please ask.
Groups are generally catered with an in house cook but you can arrange a self-catered holiday if you prefer.
what is included? (click to expand)
Price includes meals – breakfast, light lunch (cake etc. at tea time if there is time) and dinner. If wished, please bring drink of your choice to have with evening meal.
Accommodation is over two properties but meals will be together. Dogs must understand basic commands to benefit from this holiday. It is not aimed at very young or inexperienced dogs (although you may have them with you and we can do some work with them at the end of the training).
Dogs are to stay in the owners transport – there is no separate kennelling, although arrangements can be made for puppies inside in crates or dogs in by arrangement and with agreement of your group.
Accommodation includes utility rooms in both properties with washing machines etc. The kitchens are fully stocked with fridges, microwave etc. TV and DVD in both properties (Bring your IGL championship DVDs for your leisure time.....or Gone with the wind if you've had enough!
Two sets of prices – single occupancy and twin room share.
Novice and Open dogs may train alongside – the aim of the training is for working tests and field trials using bumper boy, starting pistol, and thrown canvas dummies. With six handlers, the dogs are not over taxed and there will be ample recovery time between retrieves.
Arrival for the holiday is around 4 p.m. Departure after breakfast on the last stated day.