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Darren Kirk has been training Gun dogs for over 30 years and has the experience to get you and your dog to a standard you can be proud of He also won the best gundog trainer of the year 2018.
Darren and his team of trainers across the UK will assess you and your dog and give you structured training to ensure you are heading in the right direction to win your aspirations.
We see thousands of gun dogs and handlers every year and come across all kinds of issues and you can be sure it does not take us long to get you back on track.
Regardless of the age of your dog we can help you gain control in any environment and ensure you feel confident to continue into this wonderful sport.
Darren always says "you only get out what you put in" and this is very true. If you are willing to put in the effort, there is no reason you can not be working your dog on your local shoot or entering into trials and working tests.
Paul is our new trainer for 2020 and has a wealth of knowledge to bring to Kirkbourne with both retrievers and spaniels.
Alix is Darrens partner as well as being a pivotal part of the team. Alix can often be found at training days, sometimes with her "go-pro" recording events or taking part with one of her young labradors, Inca or Bailey.
Dave is one our trainers and hold regular sessions at Stubbs Hall on a Sunday Morning. He also joins the team on multi-trainer days.
John is another of our trainers and is most usually found at our multi-trainer events and our Leeds venue.
Chris is our Club Secretary as well as being an active club member and basically keeping us all organised, fed and watered !!