Thoroughly enjoyed the week the training, the ground and the company was amazing............Mark (Aug 2019)
So proud of my girl today winning her first KC registered novice test. Thank you so much to all of you (you know who you are) that have helped and encouraged me along the way. A big thanks to my current trainers Graham Slater and Heather Slater ...........Fiona (Aug 2019)👍
Fab couple of days with great people, great training and hot weather............ James (July 2019)
Great training day yesterday with Grayham and Heather Slater had a excellent time with brilliant company ... Derek (Apr 2019)
Great training, lovely to meet new people and see others you’ve not seen for a while. James (Apr 2019)
A great couple of days, well worth the drive when you have training advice and ground like you do. Big thanks again Graham/ Heather
Darren Thompson (Apr 2019)
Thank you both so much for another absolutely fantastic days training. You are both so inspiring and full of knowledge and so much fun ! How else would you spend a Sunday ?!! Good company and good training = success
Fiona Melville (Mar 2019)
Enjoyed every minute of it even in the whirling wind. Lots of fun, learning lots and great company.
Angela Brennan (Mar 2019)
Thank you both for an amazing day. Took so much away from it. Just wish I stayed closer!
Fergie Johnston (Mar 2019)
Big weekend last week. I ran my dog Glen in his first ever gun dog trial and got 2nd and guns choice! Big day for both of us. But I must say many thanks to everyone I’ve trained with who’s helped me on the way to trialing but a big thank to my good friends Graham and Heather Slater of Oakshot Gundogs who I owe so much too.
Darren Thompson (Oct 2018)
Now we're home again after two wonderful weeks in the UK! We started with a week in Scotland where we lived nicely and got all the meals served. What a luxury! Our gang was big, 12 people, of which 10 handler. Lovely training for Graham and Heather Slater oakshot gundogs at Scottish Highlands! It can't get any better! What experiences for our young dogs! Thank you so much for wonderful training days! We've got a minute.
Inga-Lena Liljeblad (July 2018)
So this is life........ 🙏❤️ Half the trip is now made, where training of dogsen stood in the first room and with amazing guidance by Graham O Heather. This in radiant sunshine, wonderful environment and together with all goa friends ☀️❤️ (Carina Sandberg June 2018)
Home after a great weeks training in Scotland with my boys with Oakshot Gundogs. Big thanks to Graham and Heather Slater and Barry Mcdowell. What a week we’ve had thank you so much. Things to work on, but to see them work like they have on fantastic ground and to meet like minded people you can’t fault it. Same time next year please. (Darren Thompson June 2018)
Great company at Oakshot. Excellent week - You never stop learning. (Glynn Sykes June 2018)
In 2016 I ran my dog in the IGL Championships, an achievement I could not have made without Graham’s guidance. He is a very skilful trainer of all varieties of gun dog but his real talent is in training handlers to get the best out of their dogs.
Fiona Joint (Jan 2018)
Can't thank Heather and Graham enough for all the help they have given me with my dogs,not only getting the best out of my dogs but more importantly me as a handler, so the information that I give them is correct so not to confuse them, excellent ground to train on in the company of professionals.
Barry McDowell (Jan 2018)
I have known Graham and Heather of Oakshot Gundogs for over ten year, their knowledge and expertise is second to non. The professionalism of how to train the owner and dog to come together as one, is one of Graham and Heather’s top priority as well as making the training interesting and enjoyable. Darren (Jan 2018)
I am so pleased to have met Heather and Graham when they were living near Thirsk to have had their expertise in helping me with my training.And then to have had the pleasure of training in Glenisla on numerous occasions looking forward to my time up there again this year..Fantastic accommodation fantastic surroundings fantastic company and above all Fabulous Training. 5☆+ Sandra Ellis (Jan 2018)
Had an amazing time with graham lots of great advice. Now looking forward to working my American cocker spaniel Joe Gianntti (Oct. 2017)
I spent a week at Glen Isla in June 2016 and can highly recommend the training, the ground and the accommodation. My dogs benefited hugely and I loved the setting and learned a lot. Can't wait to go back. Helen Burnie
I would highly recommend going up to Oakshot gundogs in Glen Isla for gundog training holidays, I have been twice now and will definitely be going again. Graham assesses each dog individually, stretching and developing each dog, giving handlers and dogs every opportunity to learn and succeed. It's a pleasure to see dogs improving quickly over short periods of time. The stables are warm & welcoming accommodation, with fabulous catering from Nikki. Alex June 2016
I started out as a complete novice to gundogs and training with a goal that one day I would be able to work Isla my Springer spaniel with confidence. Graham has been there for me every step of the way, through good times and bad, and believe me there have been times when Isla has tested my patience! And I am sure I have tested Grahams! With his calm and sensitive approach his knowledge of training gundogs is quite simply endless he is like a walking library of information. Graham’s ability to think ahead and problem solve as it happens makes him one of the true “professionals” when it comes to gundogs. When I look back and see how much I as a handler and my Springer Isla have achieved it’s amazing and it’s all down to one gundog trainer who has also become a great friend. Myself and Isla are now also on our second season of been part of grahams beating team so we must be doing something right!! Sara Kinnon
I gained my introduction into working dogs by buying a minor breed spaniel. My introduction into gundog training came courtesy of Graham Slater. Without any preconceptions of animal or handler we benefited from the outset under Grahams instruction. Varied and structured training in many environments have given both dog and handler invaluable experience. Graham understands our level of competence and delivers training to suit. I never felt completely out of my depth but always encouraged to push ourselves and expect more. We have gained awards in working tests and field trials, a level of performance I am convinced we would not have reached without his tutelage and commitment to training sound gundogs.