Buccleuch gundog trainer takes to the Galloway Country Fair arena for the first time in 2015

24th June, 2015

Buccleuch’s very own David Lisett will make his arena debut at this year’s Galloway Country Fair, at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate on August 22 and 23.

The award-winning Buccleuch gundog manager, who has reached the top level of competition with three different breeds – Labradors, English Springer Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels – will demonstrate some of his canine friends from the Buccleuch kennels including Naughty Nora (or Nora the Explorer, depending on her mood) and Cracker the Mighty Atom.

David will take the audience through the teaching process, from puppy to adult dog, and will offer tips based on his expert training methods which demonstrate ways to get the best out of the dogs.

He will also share his top handling tips, including the psychology of working with the dogs, the importance of ‘touch and tone’ and will put the dogs through their paces to show dog-lovers just what can be achieved.

David Lisett, Buccleuch gundog manager, said: “Going into the arena at Galloway Country Fair will be a great opportunity to show a wider audience what the Buccleuch gundogs are all about, and how a little hard work, perseverance and a good sense of humour can help train your dog – and, more importantly, build a bond with your dog.

“We have been involved in this premier country event with Chapel Farm dog food for many years, but this year we are going one step further and getting involved with the Buccleuch gun dogs.  This means we can interact with visitors and show the dogs in action.

“We will require a few helpers during the presentations, so we hope lots of children make it to the front row to be in with a chance of lending a hand in the arena.”

David Lisett became the gundog manager for the Duke of Buccleuch in January 2004 and during this time has enjoyed career highlights including winning the English Spring Spaniel Championships four times, winning the Irish Championships three times and coming second and fourth at the Cocker Spaniel championships.

Gundog specialist David has not restricted himself solely to breeding and training champion gundogs. He has also found time, in conjunction with a top nutritionist, to develop Chapel Farm, a quality dog food. Chapel Farm will be taking a trade stand at this years’ Galloway Country Fair or you can visit www.chapelfarmdogfood.co.uk for more information.

For all Gundog enquiries and further information on any of the services David and his team offer, including stud dogs, email Buccleuch Gundogs at [email protected]

The annual fair takes place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August, from 9am-6pm.Tickets are priced at £12 for adults, £5 for ages 5-16, £10 for concessions and £30 for a family pass. Under-fives go free. With a discount for those who purchase their tickets online before 31 July 2015.

A special three night camping offer is also in place for 2015 for visitors who want to stay on site and enjoy a whole weekend’s worth of entertainment.

Tickets are now available to purchase at www.gallowaycountryfair.co.uk. Visit the website for further information and to keep up to date with the latest news.