The Gundog Trainers Academy has been established to meet the increasing demand for ethical gundog training in the UK and overseas, by providing a robust qualification and assessment procedure.
In July 2020, the GTA Teachers Course and its full assessment process was awarded accreditation by the ABTC (Animal Behaviour Training Council) having met the industry agreed criteria for welfare and ethics, teaching and training dogs and people, professional conduct, and underpinning knowledge. As such, we are the only gundog training organisation in the country to be accredited by the ABTC.
Our courses command a high standard of theoretical and practical training for instructors while also providing a friendly, supportive and safe community for gundog handlers and enthusiasts.
We offer comprehensive educational courses to:
- Gundog handlers and enthusiasts
- Dog trainers wishing to teach gundog handlers
- Existing gundog trainers and professionals wishing to ‘crossover’ to positive reinforcement training
- Existing R+ gundog trainers looking to gain accreditation with a respected body
We aim to build an extensive network of likeminded, appropriately qualified trainers to fulfil the demand for ethical gundog training for shooting, competition and pleasure. Through our rigorous assessment process, the Gundog Trainers Academy will grant membership to successful candidates who must abide by the Code of Practice