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Learning, Understanding, Training, for all dogs and their owners.

Who we are ...

Dogs for Life holidays were initiated by Philippa Williams KCAI (CDA, WDA, FT)  and first held at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire in 1994 and have been running ever since with increasing interest and success.

We have designed a range of holidays and courses that offer opportunities for education, understanding and above all, fun in a relaxed atmosphere.

Philippa prides herself in never standing still and is always looking for  new and interesting venues  and experiences, together with the latest in behavioural knowledge and training techniques.

Each dog and handler will be taken on their own merits and individual requirements will be met to bring out the best in every partnership.

All breeds of Gundogs and all types of owners deserve to take a break and now is your opportunity.  We cover from puppy to adult for essential training and all breeds are welcome. 

What we offer ...

All our dogs and handlers have an initial assessment which allows us to determine the correct course of training for each team.  It is as much about training the handler  as it is about training the dog.  We are looking to forge a perfectly balanced team. 

1-2-1 Classes - all levels

Group Classes - all levels

Residential Training Holidays

Specialist sessions

Gundog Training for field & Competition

 Videos & Video Mentoring

What people say .....

“I first started training with Philippa 10 years ago, and have just started again with my new puppy, and I am finding her teaching is even more inspirational than last time! Philippa picks up on you and your dog’s reactions to different situations, is hugely encouraging, and makes it all such fun that you want to go home and do your homework.


I can’t recommend her highly enough.” Alison, East Yorkshire

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