My name is Roy Tomlinson and I have been training and
breeding gundogs for over 20 years. Whilst I am best known
for my Labradors I also train other breeds. I am an ex
R.S.P.C.A. Inspector and do not condone any cruel treatment
of dogs. Since becoming involved in training gundogs I have
made up 2 Field Trial Champions, FTCH Glenmuick Achiever
(Oscar) and his daughter FTCH Loxhore Fern of Lannaker
(Fern). I am a Kennel Club "A" Panel Judge and have judged
Field Trials and working tests in various parts of the UK, I
have also judged gundogs in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary
and Czech Republic.
was at my wits end with Lorna, my home bred Labrador. We live on
a sheep and beef farm with our own small shoot. Last summer,
after chasing lambs she retrieved one for me and later it died,
so I kept her on a lead everywhere, but I knew I was getting
nowhere, so decided to send her off for training, and then
thought "No, the problem was here and my handling of her".
|So I rang a friend
who highly recommended Roy.
From the first lesson I felt that there was light at the end of
the tunnel. Roy showed me how to stop her chasing any sheep, and
how to tell her off if she even thought of it. We also had to
get her steadier on pheasant as she had chased them virtually
all her life and retrieved them for me, but that had to be
stopped in the right way. I am so grateful to Roy for his
knowledge, patience and encouragement and the lessons here as it
saved me from giving up on her and that would have been
heartbreaking". Tina Freeman, Nutwell Farm.
I first met Roy, I had a 9 month old Springer Spaniel Alfie, who
was my first working dog, who thought he was the boss.
|With Roy's patience and very clear guidance and a lot of very
work, I have now got a springer spaniel who is rising 3 years ofage who is a pleasure to take out. Thanks to Roy, We have just
our first season of picking up together". ROSE - Alfie's
a complete novice with a young dog I had completely given up.
The books and dvdís did nothing to help, so Mabel stayed firmly
at home whilst everyone else went shooting.
|From lesson 1 with Roy we began to make progress and now we all
go shooting and I am able to keep Mabel on the whistle as she
chases a runner. There is still occasional chaos, but we really
are getting there!
It has been fantastic to learn a new skill and begin to have
better understanding of my dog. Roy visited us at home, so we
were able to practice on our home shoot. He is extremely calm
and sensitive with the dogs; and I donít think I got shouted at
once! We had weekly lessons over a period of months and did our
daily homework in between. Roy also kindly provided the game
and brought his own dogs along at the appropriate time so we
could experience a bit of team work (....and how it should be
done!). Also importantly, Roy was keen to understand my
expectations of the training and what we wanted to achieve...
And he got it exactly right Ė thank you Roy!" Mabel's