UGS Training and No Frills Mock Tests


This spring and summer you can train and test your dog on the prestigious and purpose build Rickneys Dog Training Ground in Bengeo. All events are by pre-booking only and each limited to max 30 dogs. HBB Branch will be providing not only training classes but also an opportunity to paticipate in a Mock Working Test. More details below.

Places are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment!
5 different classes run parallel to provide a suitable training for all levels of dogs: Novice, Advanced, Open, Spaniel and Introduction to Gundog training.
We welcome new handlers and their gundogs (spaniels and retrievers) in the Introduction to Gundog training class. In all other classes dogs require at least basic obedience: walk to heal, sit and stay.

Classes start at 6.30pm (access to grounds from 6.00pm)
The dates are: 7 April, 5 May, 9 June and 7 July.
Test your dog in a working test simulation and get a score for each test. Several tests will be set up in 3 levels: easy, medium and difficult. Each handler chooses a suitable level and goes round the tests with a personal scorecard. The instructor/judge will write the test scores on the card. This offers an opportunity to experience working tests without the pressures of competition.

The No Frills Mock Working Tests start at 9.00am till 11.30am (access to the ground is from 8.30am)
The dates are: 28 May and 25 June.
June 25th Mock Test cancelled due to too few participants.
From the A10 take the Ware-exit. Head towards Stevenage on the A602. Take the first exit at the roundabout towards Hertford on the B158. The entrance is after 0.5 mile on your left, directly after the ‘Crouchfield’ sign.

From the A414 take the B158 at Hertford towards Bengeo. Over a small roundabout and entrance is after 0.5 mile on the right.

Postcode SG14 3LP.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
For training: email, text or phone Josefine on jvddussen70@hotmail.com or 077 24 186 955 with your name and type of class you would like to attend (trainers can move dogs to different classes to provide suitable training).
Pay £32.00 (members) or £40.00 (non-members) for the series, cash or cheque (to Utility Gundog Society) on the first session.
For the No Frills Mock Working Test: email, text or phone Josefine on jvddussen70@hotmail.com or 077 24 186 955 with your name and date of the test.
Pay £10 (member) or £12.00 (non-members) per Mock Test, cash or cheque (to Utility Gundog Society) on the morning of the test.
(You can also pre-book and pay for both tests together)

Important details

Handlers will be refused entry to a class if their dog or bitch: is aggressive, whines excessively, barks or is in season. Puppies should be over 9 months old. Please use the designated area to walk the dog before the class start and always clean up after your dog.