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Matt Ball Working Gundog Training dates 2022

9 April 2022 - 10 September 2022


Matt’s career with dog training began in 1986 training gundogs, predominantly HPRs with his stepfather (Trevor Rigby). He has field trialled HPRs to a high standard qualifying full champions in GSPs, and winning many FT awards with GWPs, HVs, GSPs and GLPs. He then joined the RAVC (Royal Army Veterinary Corps) in 1997 travelling the world to train both people and dogs. Matt’s passion has always been in HPRs and trains with a positive approach, focussing mostly on the handler where most issues tend to arise. If you would like to find out more, please check out Dortanza Gundog & Behavioural Training website https://dorntanzadogtraining.co.uk/


These days will be for a maximum of 6 dogs. The initial days will be most suitable for Novice dogs & handlers and those just starting out with their training regime and/or problem solving.  Later dates will be for the more advanced dogs and handlers going forward, as well as addressing any difficulties.


Government Covid protocols applicable to each date will apply.  This will be a very full and social day. You will be responsible for your own refreshments, food, water and towels for your dog. Please bring all relevant training aids, hand sanitizer, gloves and masks if pertinent.

In the case of over subscription priority will be given to members and then to novice handlers and young dogs.

  • Please email completed forms to the address below.
  • Upon notification of acceptance to the training day, successful candidates will pay the fee by bank transfer. HPRGA bank details will be forwarded.
  • In the event of an over subscription a draw will be held. All applicants will be notified by email. Any over subscription will form a reserve list. If the fee is not paid within 36 hours of notification, the next person on the reserve list will be offered the place.
  • If anyone must pull out at short notice, for a genuine reason, the training day co-ordinator will do their best to fill the place, if successful your fee will be returned. If there is insufficient notice, or we are unable to fill the place for any other reason the fee will be forfeit.

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9 April 2022
10 September 2022
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