Professional Training for the Individual, Group or Corporate Event
David can provide training sessions tailored to the needs of the individual or group and are keen to pass on skills to gun dog enthusiasts as well as helping more established handlers with any problems they may have. Being currently based in Cheshire, England; David is invited to work with people from England, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Germany etc., to provide training for varying levels of performance on diverse terrain. Having use of Gary McCarthy's (Wirral Gundogs) custom made training ground in Cheshire for group sessions; incorporating fences, water and sugar beet, ideal for walk up training sessions. Should you have any training or corporate events that you would like David to attend; please either complete the contact form on this websiteor by telephone or email direct.
2019 Group training days available with David Latham and Tony O’Hare
Groups of 12 : Novice and Open Retrievers Location – Upperwood Estate, Oldham, OL3 7NW Available Dates – Sunday 31st March, Sunday 19th May, Monday 27th May and Monday 10th June For further information or to book, please contact Tony on 07835 168312
SOME TRAINING FEEDBACK (Click to expand)
Dave Latham. Thank you for good company and good practice. We look forward to the next visit. Good trip home to UKLars, Denmark. Aug 2018
So very lucky to have enjoyed a brilliant 5 days away training with my yellow boys ~ Nimbus, Tank and Pin. Some wonderful ground ~ farmland, water, cover crops, moorland and sugar beet ~ fabulous countryside, great retrieves and plenty of food for thought. Huge thanks to Sally Richardson, Dave Latham and Guy Bennett. Won’t be long before the real thing!! Gilly. Aug 2018
Thanks David for the great training days! Excellent grounds, the best company and very good tips! We enjoyed also for the judging related scenarios. Thanks to Gary for the ground and restaurant recommendation in Wirral. Timo. May 2018
It was a great opportunity to have a training day with David and for me myself as a handler, to receive some advice on how to improve and what to push for with my young dog Darcy. It's always good from time to time to have a different voice pushing you on and how better is getting the advice from one of the top handlers in the world of Retrievers and thank you Dave Latham for your time and advice. It was my first time to visit Gary McCarthy of www.gundoggear.co.uk and to train on his excellent ground which has no end to different types of challenging retrieves to test both handler and dog with water, cover, fences etc. It was lovely to experience today and I'm looking forward to doing it again soon with hopefully a few of my training buddies from home. Paul, Ireland. May 2018
Great day today with Vanessa and May from the Netherlands training with Dave Latham and myself at our training ground!! Cracking day! Training the David Latham way!! If you fancy a day please call Gundog Gear, Dave or myself directly, Gary. 22nd March 2018
"The Secret to Success" Series 2, includes Parts One and Two. The training basics covered in this series deal with dogs from 6 to 12 months of age. We feel this period in a dog's life is very important and lays the oundation for the rest of his working life. We will discover what kind of qualities our dog has; is he soft? Shy? Lacking in confidence? Or is he full of drive and passion? Through our experience of working with dogs for over 40 years, we will help you to find the right method that suits your dog. Remember - every dog is different!
Coming Next - Series 3 In Series 3 we will advance to build on the knowledge gained in Series 2 and move on to develop our dog from Novice to Open level. We will cover true blinds, diversions, double marks, advanced water work and much more. This is the part where the technical training comes in to play.
The first of our Training DVD's is available. "The Secret to Success" Series 1, is the first in the series which shows you how to nurture and introduce your puppy to:
*Kenneling *Bonding *Hunting an area *Recall *Retrieving *Introduction to water *Introduction to the lead *Introduction to the car box *First time in town *Equipment
This DVD includes an exclusive interview with Dave, giving a fascinating insight into the mind and methods of a champion. We do hope you enjoy it!
In preparation for the trialling season, after the CLA Game Fair when my England Retriever Team duties conclude for the year; Gary McCarthy invites me to repeat our popular training days at Gundog Gear's bespoke training ground on the Wirral. Some feedback from various training events is below
28/08/2017 Highseas Gundog Training: On Monday 28th August David Latham held a training day at Highseas. This was an opportunity for 9 lucky handlers to handle their dogs under the expert eye of David. There was so much to learn and take away how to conduct yourself at field trials, judging looking at the retrieve and handling your dog. David takes his time with everyone and is very patient. Thank you David for another quality day.
Highseas charity gundog working test raised £1220.00 for Motor Neuron Disease Association. We had 13 teams of 3 handlers and dogs from all over England, the weather was good and everyone was having fun. The dog work was excellent with five tests being completed in the morning followed by a bar-b-cue at lunch time. In the afternoon we had a walk up then a water retrieve which each team had to nominate a member to carryout the retrieve.
23/11/2015 Gary McCarthy writes· Had an amazing day yesterday with Dave Latham on the training ground!! Had a nice group of Handlers from North Wales and Anglesey braving the Wirral weather! We used the brand new 4 shot remote air launcher, which was amazing! Cracking day with some nice dog work! Finished off with a simulated drive which had a few foxed!! We all wished David Latham the best of luck at the IGL with his 2 dogs!
In June 2015, we were asked to provide training to a group in Sweden. It was an excellent few days with lovely people who worked very hard and saw good outcomes with their dogs.
4/4/15 David was invited to help deliver a very successful seminar in Ireland. It was a very popular day with great attendance. Demonstrations were also provided by David
28/3/2015 David was invited by Cheshire Gundogs to give a demonstration on techniques for the beginner and advanced level retrievers (with the assistance of his novice and Champion dogs). This was a very successful day and proved extremely helpful, including ideas on improvements of the training grounds. For a copy of the event write up, click here.