THE GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER CLUB SURREY & HAMPSHIRE BRANCH
Our new training venue at Waverley Lane continues to be a success, so we will be there for our next few months of training. Please note there is NO TRAINING in September due to us holding our annual Working Test. Do contact me if you may consider helping on the day. (Sunday 14th September.) The schedule for the day can be found on the News page.
We are trying out a new training ground this month (May 2014, 18/05/14.) Directions wise, if you follow directions for Waverley Abbey House, on the B3001 between Farnham and Milford/Godalming ... Waverley Abbey House, Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8EP. The fields that we are using are on the opposite side of the road to Waverley House, and as usual I will be putting out our pink signs to help you find us.
Up until now, we have been training in Godalming with many thanks to the landowner Rupert. We are now trying out a new ground in Farnham as there are water training opportunities there that we do not have in Godalming.
Welcome to the website of the Surrey & Hampshire branch of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club.
Up until March 2012, we have have been meeting at the Windlesham Arboretum, near the Surrey/Hampshire/Berkshire border for over 25 years. Sadly, this has now come to an end but we remember many happy times there with good friends.
We run gundog training classes for all levels of experience on the third Sunday of each month, commencing at 1.30 pm. The exceptions are September (when we hold a Gundog Working Test), December and January. In August, in addition to training, we hold a Kennel Club Working Gundog Certificate assessment day.
Training sessions are open to all breeds of HPR. It is expected that all owners become a member of the GSP Club, or an associate member if they own another breed of HPR. (see 'links' for information). There is a small charge of £3 per dog for each training session. We are very much indebted to those who dedicate their time, knowledge and enthusiasm to help those of us in need of training!
All of our trainers are actively involved in game shooting and gundog work, and this is the direction that our training classes take. However, all gundogs need obedience training and HPR breeds in particular benefit from having their minds stimulated so the classes are valuable to all, whatever their aspirations. As a branch we aim to encourage anyone with an HPR to work towards a happy, rewarding relationship with their dog through training and, most important of all, to enjoy the experience.