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Training at Mordor Gundogs

Lessons & Owner Training

We feel it a very important part of the process to ensure that the owners are as well trained as the dogs - although the latter is rather easier!

One-to-One Lessons

One-to-one lessons can be arranged during:

  • Normal Working Hours
  • Weekday Evenings (Summer Only)
  • Weekends (All Year Round)

Live Game Lessons

Live game lessons can also be organised to suit the requirements of the dog/owner for:

  • Rabbit Shooting (All Year)
  • Walked Up Pheasants (Season Only)
  • Picking Up on Driven Game (Season Only)
  • Beating on Driven Shoots (Season Only)

We will also accompany you and your dog to your own shoot for on site lessons.

Group Lessons

Although we feel that one-to-one lessons are more beneficial (as each owner and dog is different and wants to achieve their own goal), we also run group lessons. You and a group of friends can get together to have lessons or you can fill a free space we may have in an existing group.


"Canine Partners is very pleased to be associated with Charlie Thorburn, breeder and trainer, and most grateful for the practical support he has shown in offering a fine young dog to us - to train as an assistance dog - helping to open doors for independence for people with disabilities.
We depend upon splendid people like Charlie to help the Charity in its mission to transform peoples’ lives. Our dogs are trained over two years, to learn up to a hundred discrete commands and not only provide practical assistance to their human 'partner(s)’, but also companionship and therapeutic benefit.
Our dogs pay for themselves six times over in social care terms.Recruiting dogs like those bred by Charlie Thorburn means we can depend upon quality and consistency and ensure the best possible outcome for our canine partners and their human recipients."
Terry Knott, Chief Executive, Canine Partners

West Sussex

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