Feedback from dog owners Jill Thorpe has helped
Jill’s recent Memories, Marks and Blinds workshop was a highlight of our training journey so far.
An invaluable opportunity to look in depth at the various retrieves we have practiced and to understand how and why they differ. The beautiful location and thoughtful way that each scenario had been set up really brought the exercises to life and gave us a taste of how it will feel in the field.
Jill is an inspirational trainer who is constantly encouraging and eager to share her impressive understanding. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to get the most out of their gundog.
Jill Thorpe helped us to find a solution to any problems as they arose.
Having recently been on Jill’s workshop for Marks, Memories and Blinds I had a really great day. Jill is an amazing, and a very patient teacher with so much knowledge to share with us, making sure that dogs and handlers always succeeded.
I was impressed with her incredible ability to come up with lots of different ways to train the dogs and build confidence in me and my young gundog. I will definitely book on her next course.
It has been amazing to see my little pocket rocket thrive in the job she was bred to do.
If you are looking for a gun dog trainer, Ivy, my husband and I would highly recommend Jill Thorpe at Develop Your Dog. Ivy and I have learnt so much since we started working with Jill. From basic manners, distraction, steadiness, recall and commands all the way through to blind retrieves, cold game and Ivy’s first time out on a shoot in December. It has been amazing to see my little pocket rocket thrive in the job she was bred to do.
I fully recommend Develop Your Dog to anyone wanting help training any dog.
Please do not be misled into thinking that Jill Thorpe at Develop Your Dog, is only suitable for people who want to take their dogs on a shoot or enter gun dog trials. I have a very cheeky working cocker, who is fundamentally the family pet. We had tried traditional puppy classes held in a village hall but they really weren’t stimulating enough for either of us and failed to address his challenging behaviours.
Jill has helped me to understand why Frankie does what he does and addresses our issues with activities that are broken down into manageable stages and allow us to have fun. Jill’s enthusiasm for her work and commitment to force free, positive training is so apparent in her love for the dogs. She’s very patient with the owners too! I fully recommend Develop your Dog to anyone wanting help training any dog. I’m so glad we found Jill and can’t imagine what we’d have done without her!
I would highly recommend Jill Thorpe to anyone with a dog of any age. She really goes above and beyond for her clients.
Millie and I have been going to Jill’s classes for nearly a year and we will continue to do so as we both love them! At the moment we are benefiting from the online classes which have been great, not only are we keeping on top of Millie’s training but it keeps her entertained whilst going through this tricky time. I would highly recommend Jill to anyone with a dog of any age, she really goes above and beyond for her clients.
To help control Sasha whilst on walks and with her behaviour towards other people and dogs.
We are now more confident on walks as we know how to deal with her. We are no longer avoiding people when out but are actually looking for people to walk past. Sasha has responded well to the training techniques Jill has shown us and we are continuing to follow what Jill has taught us. The changes in Sasha are visible inside and outside the house.
My vet recommended Jill Thorpe to help with our one-year-old cockapoo puppy.
My vet recommended Jill Thorpe to help with our one-year-old cockapoo puppy. After a couple of hours’ visit from Jill we implemented the small changes that she advised and immediately saw such huge improvements in his behaviour. People who come to the house cannot believe how well behaved he is now. I would highly urge anyone with dog behaviour problems to contact Jill as we can now enjoy our lovely puppy! (Kathleen R)
It is so rewarding to see Flora progress to what she has been bred to do.
I am so pleased to have found Jill as a gundog trainer. Her approach and teaching style is fantastic and would highly recommend her to anyone. Flora and I have been going to Jill’s classes for nearly a year and are seeing the benefits. The exercises are built up in a fun and entertaining way allowing to you to build a strong and engaging relationship with your dog. It is so rewarding to see Flora progress to what she has been bred to do. We are loving the online training were now following. Having access to training videos set by Jill and then videoing your own exercises and submitting for feedback has been a welcomed and fun approach.
I would highly recommend Jill Thorpe to others.
Since working with Jill I have seen amazing advances in my dog’s behaviour and ability to perform exercises which I never thought we could achieve. It is down to Jill’s incredible knowledge and never ending patience. She is such a friendly and encouraging lady. We both thoroughly enjoy our sessions and look forward to continuing for a very long time to come. I would highly recommend her to others.
I was so surprised at how quickly having something to focus on helped make Molly into a lovely dog.
I adopted Molly as a 7 month old out of control labrador border collie cross with no self control. Her people surrendered her because they couldn’t do anything with her. With Jill’s help she has turned into a lovely dog who loves her training sessions, especially retrieving and now exercises great self control. I was so surprised at how quickly having something to focus on helped make Molly into a lovely dog. We are looking forward to taking our Gundog Club grade 2 test soon.
Gundog Training Courses
Have you got a gundog breed at home? Would you like to train him/her for the shooting field, or would you just like to train your dog to a high level? I can help with these scenarios.
Puppy Training Courses
When you first bring a puppy home it can be very exciting but daunting all at the same time, so I am on hand to come and guide you through those key canine development stages to ensure that your puppy grows up to be well-mannered.