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BEHIND THE WHISTLES ...

 

Darren Kirk is a highly experienced and accomplished gundog trainer with over 30 years of experience in the field. His passion for working with dogs began at an early age, and he has dedicated his career to helping dogs become successful working companions.

Over the years, Darren has developed a deep understanding of canine behaviour and psychology, and he has honed his training methods to be effective . He specializes in training retrievers, spaniels, and pointers, and his expertise in these breeds is unmatched.

In 2018, Darren was recognized for his outstanding achievements in the field of gundog training when he was awarded the title of "Gundog Trainer of the Year" in the UK. This prestigious accolade was a testament to his dedication, skill, and commitment to excellence in his work.

Most recently, in 2023, Darren was once again awarded "Gundog Trainer of the Year" in the UK. This honor reflects the continued success and growth of his business, as well as the deep respect he has earned from his peers in the industry.

Darren's training approach is based on positive reinforcement, and he believes in building a strong bond between the dog and its owner. He works closely with his clients to understand their needs and goals, and he tailors his training programs to suit their individual requirements.

Clients across the UK seek out Darren's expertise and knowledge, and he has a loyal following of satisfied customers. He is known for his professionalism, attention to detail, and his ability to deliver results. His commitment to his craft is an inspiration to all who work with him.

Overall, Darren Kirk is a highly skilled and accomplished gundog trainer with over 30 years of experience. He is a true professional in every sense of the word, and his dedication to his work and his dogs is an inspiration to all who know him.

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CHRIS

CHRIS

Chris is our Club Secretary as well as being an active club member and basically keeping us all organised, fed and watered !! She also is one of our trainers at Adel Leeds

Alfie

Alfie

Alfie, our Promotion Manager. Alfie has been training with Kirkbourne for a number of years. He is now one of our trainers often training at Stubbs and sometimes Adel

Paul White

Paul White

Paul, one of our trainers he has a wealth of knowledge to bring to Kirkbourne with both retrievers and spaniels.

Alix

Alix

Alix is Darren's partner as well as being a pivotal part of the team. Alix can often be found at training days, with Kirkbourne dogs mainly training Duke for the competition's or helping Darren with the youngest dogs. Bailey has now hung up his boots and retired.

David Whitehead

David Whitehead

David is one of our trainers who normally works with the advance team for us. Working his magic to get the very best out of you and your dog.

Bryony

Bryony

Bryony is an active member with the club and is also our Events Manager

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