Litter training – recommended for litter from a minimum of 6 months old and up to 8 months in spring and summer.
At our training centre, the litter will come into contact with quail, rabbits and wild partridges.
He will get used to the sound of shotguns and play games that help him develop his natural instincts and passion for work with game.
More advanced training – recommended for an 18 month old dog.
Working and training in a hunting environment, the dog will learn how to adapt to these conditions, coming into contact with wild game birds, particularly large numbers of partridges. He will learn the behaviour of game.
The dog must be in good physical condition to do this training that will take place in autumn and winter.
Training and Showing/Competition
Our Centre has been specially built and our training facilities developed to bring dogs up to show standard.
When a dog arrives at the Centre he will have his own comfortable kennel adjoining a 200 m2 enclosure where he is free to run day and night.
This life bears no comparison with dogs kept in kennels for 23 out of every 24 hours that can be found at some other establishments.
At La Ventosilla, this freedom the dog has prepares the pads, develops fitness and well-being giving a happy and contented dog.
A Typical Training Day
8.00 hours - breakfast - 1/3rd of his daily food intake
9.00 hours - warming up session in the large park (3 hectares) for 20 minutes
then training in the countryside - all day
19 hours - Return at the centre – warming down - 20 minutes in the park
20 hours – evening meal : the remaining 2/3rds
A Typical season
Physical development: progressive fitness training so that the dog is able to run effortlessly for 30 minutes
Learning the technique for flushing out birds.
Free running, with a minimum of control, the purpose being to develop the dog’s instinct and initiative when in contact with partridges.
Game hunting with the young dogs, in their first year, so that they learn to be still when birds are being shot.
Preparation for the shows in Andalusia
Preparation for the trials/events for the Andalusian week
1st March - arrival at the French Trials training fields near Orleans
Preparation and competitions at the French Trials
15 April - Return home for a well deserved rest
On arrival at La Ventosilla a dog must have:
A Vaccination Passport for CHLPPi + rabies + intranasal kennel cough vaccine
Treatments against ticks and fleas (1 treatment for each month of the season)