Understand what your retriever can do at what age If you have a young retriever that you plan on using as a gundog or hunting dog, you may be excited for your pup to move from the puppy stage to the “hunting machine” stage. And that is understandable. Unfortunately, too many people try to rush […]
Do you have a hunter and a gun dog or duck dog on your gift list this year?
If so, you might be at a loss for what to give them. Here are some gifts that are both practical – meaning they will actually be used, and essential.
A guide to walking your retriever – stress-free Does taking your dog for a walk leave you exhausted and embarrassed? I know how you feel. I have been there. There is a solution, and it is not as hard as you might think. But it does require some work and dedication on your part. Are […]
Using a pedigree to find your next hunting or competition dog If you are looking for a new retriever puppy, there are a lot of ways to go about the search. But if you are looking for that puppy to be an incredible hunting companion or a fierce hunt test competitor, you should be referencing […]
Teaching your Labrador puppy to handle correction, discipline, and pressure. What characteristics do you look for in a great hunting dog? Obedient. Great prey drive. Strong retrieving desire. These are all good and important characteristics, but what if I told you there is one more thing your dog needs to become a great hunting […]
10 essential things your new Labrador Retriever puppy needs! Bringing a new Labrador puppy home is both exciting and terrifying. Puppies are so cute; you cannot help but fall in love with them immediately. Then you get them home and realize just how much work they are! Like human babies, Lab puppies require 24-hour care […]
Adding a new puppy to your home is a big commitment. It is a commitment in time, money, and emotion (I mean who doesn’t love puppies!). That is why it is especially important that you spend some time upfront preparing for this journey.
Every retriever trainer runs into issues somewhere along the line. When that happens, it usually is a result of one these common mistakes.
Recognizing dog avoidance behaviors and how to stop them. For the most part, Labs are not big fans of obedience training. They love to retrieve but walking at heel and sitting is not their favorite thing. And they often make their feelings well known. We often see Labrador Retrievers mope and pout when we put […]
While price is an important consideration when choosing a professional retriever trainer, it should not be the only one. There are many components that should be factored into the discussion.
Many people think of electronic collars as a quick-fix solution for behavior issues. This could not be farther from the truth! But the electronic collar is a powerful training aid and when used correctly can dramatically speed the learning curve for your retriever.
4 ways stupid pet tricks are good for your dog Teaching your dog “stupid pet tricks” can be fun, but if your dog is also your hunting partner, you may be worried that teaching tricks will interfere or ruin him/her for hunting. It is a valid concern and there are some cautions, but generally teaching […]