Our informative yet entertaining Gundog Handling team building activity enables participants meet, control and interact with a range of lively and loveable gundogs such as Spaniels, Labradors and Retrievers.
Our experienced, professional trainers will teach you the basic commands after which you and your chosen dog will confront a testing but fun range of retrieving, agility and relay games. You will get the chance to tackle a highly entertaining assault course packed full of tunnels, jumps and slaloms – hilarious not only for the participant but for onlookers as well!
Typically Gundog Handling will include a Harris Hawk Flying Experience where delegates get the chance to get hands on. There is also a Ferret Racing option where the event facilitator will outline the strengths and weaknesses of each 'runner' to help participants choose which ferret they will race.
The session culminates with a ‘Grand Finale’ where participants will get the chance to see all the stars of the show working in unison together, a thoroughly stimulating and thrilling culmination to this enjoyable country sports team building activity.
The activity is available as part of our ‘A Day In The Country'
> Encourages Collaborative Working
> Enhances Communication
> Inspires and Motivates Staff
> Boosts Morale
> Builds Confidence and Self-Belief
> Highlights Natural Leadership Skills
Benefits Of Gundog Handling
TYPICAL DURATION: 1.5 - 2 hours
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 6 people
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 15 people*
REQUIREMENTS: A suitable outdoor area with short grass and parking nearby
WHAT'S INCLUDED? Expert gundog handler, gundogs and all necessary equipment
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Professional photographer or videographer to capture the event
WORKS WELL WITH: Any other Country Sports Activities or outdoor team building activities but is effective as a standalone event
AVAILABILITY: Across the UK - Need a Venue? Try or FREE Venue Finding Service
*Additional team building activities are recommended for groups larger than 15 delegates
14:00 - ACTIVITY START
The activity begins with all delegates being briefed by one of our professional gundog handlers where they will learn the basic commands of how to control gentle and intelligent gundogs.
Teams will then get the opportunity to interact with a cast of lively, loveable gundogs in a range of challenging but fun retrieving, agility and relay games. They will then tackle a hugely entertaining assault course featuring tunnels, jumps and slaloms.
15:00 - OPTIONAL REFRESHMENT BREAK
Many of our Gundog handling sessions have the added bonus of Ferret Racing to enhance the activity. Before this section, our facilitator will outline the strengths and weaknesses of each ferret so that delegates can choose their preferred ‘runner’. Ferrets are raced traditionally and points will be awarded if opting for a competitive element to this activity.
Typically, guests will also get the chance to experience our Harris Hawk Flying Experience. Delegates will be briefed on the training and management of birds of prey before being allowed to experience flying a bird of prey for themselves.
The event culminates with a ‘Grand Finale’ where participants are treated to a short demonstration of all the stars of the show, which emphasises all how all the great creatures used in the activity work in unison together.
16:15 - ACTIVITY END
*Example format only. Timings based on an approximate 2 hour activity duration for 15 people. Format subject to change on the event day depending on conditions that may be beyond the control of our facilitator. Refreshments usually provided by your chosen venue as part of your delegate package.
Multi Activity Option: 'A Day in the Country'
Looking for a Multi Activity Day to incorporate Gundog Handling? The below team building activities work really well together so we have created 'The Great Outdoors' option for clients who want to keep all participants busy for the whole duration of the event. This option is ideal for larger groups as they can rotate around each zone and experience each activity. Activities can be run with a competitive element culminating with an awards ceremony, or just for fun. Simply choose a combination of 2, 3 or 4 activities to build the package that is right for you. Drop us an email, submit a form submission or call us with your requirements and we'll get back to you with a quotation.