English Springer Spaniels




Our kennel is proud to be able to offer a first class gundog training facility, catering for dogs of all ages, from puppy to adult, with Australia’s top English Springer Spaniel gundog trainer, Rod Watt.

Training that's available:

  • One-on-one training

  • Puppy training
  • Training for adult dogs
  • Re-training problem dogs
  • Field training
  • Retrieving training for all ages
  • Trained dogs available upon order


Trainer Profile:

Rod lives 1 hour out of Melbourne on a 100ac property with ample game to train all dogs to a high standard.  The property is set up for gundog training.  Rod’s history goes back forty years; in that time he is the only person in our country to train a Springer Spaniel to become a National Field Trial Champion and Australian Retrieving Trial Champion.  In this time Rod has gained many titles with his Springer Spaniels in Field Trials, Retrieving Trials and Obedience Trails.

Rod ran a training class for the English Springer Spaniel Club for 13 years and in that time had 10 Field Trail Champions come out of his training classes, along with many of these dogs being successful in Retrieving Trails.  Rod is the first person in Victoria to gain the title of Companion Dog Excellence with an English Springer Spaniel at obedience trials.  He is also the only person to have trained a father and son to the title of Australian National Field Trial Champion. 

Rod’s current dog, Walgeers Oscar (aka “Gunna") is 4 years old and already holds the title of Australian Field Trial Champion. 

Rod is currently the only championship judge of Spaniel and Retriever Trials in Victoria, so as you can see, if you purchase a pup from our kennels you are in the best hands in the country when it comes to training a Springer for field work; his training methods are unique and proven to achieve results. 

So, whether your requirements are a Shooting Dog, a Trial Dog or just a dog that's obedient to live with, Rod can provide the correct training.



Darren Smith
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