Beginning training

Gundog training can seem an overwhelming task, but the secret is to break it down into small lessons, and only train when you are relaxed.

If you are training a gundog with the intention of working it in the field or to keep it happy (and gundogs do need some kind of work to stay happy) there are a number of things you can do to make your experience easier and more enjoyable.

When you begin to train your dog, I believe it is important to start without distractions. The logic behind this is simple – it is easier for the dog to learn when you have it’s undivided attention than when it is surrounded by interesting scents, other dogs, traffic and so on. Try teaching a child how to do a sum when the TV is on and showing an interesting program; you will be wasting your time.


Game Goujons



2 Pheasant breast fillets

2 Partridge breast fillets

2 large eggs



Sunflower oil

Fresh herbs (parsley, sage, thyme)

4 cloves of garlic





Curry powder


Start by making your breadcrumbs. Put the bread, the fresh herbs, garlic, paprika and some salt and pepper into a blender and create your breadcrumbs. Cut the pheasant and partridge into medium size strips and coat them in beaten egg, lightly coat them in flower, then back into the egg before totally covering them in your breadcrumbs. Place half the coated strips into hot sunflower oil and cook until the breadcrumbs have turned a golden brown and the meat is no longer pink, and then repeat with the second half. Take the goujons out of the oil and drain on some kitchen paper. Mix 3 to 4 tablespoons of good mayonnaise with a dash of curry powder place in a bowl and serve with the goujons as a dip.

Game goujons ……………DONE!