Many retriever owners do not understand the natural talent and skill that lies just below the surface of their family retriever. It brings us joy to display this raw talent and encourage owners to develop it.
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 […]
Using tie outs for training hunting dogs, the why, when, and how There are many tools that are helpful when training retrievers for hunting or hunt tests. One that you may not think about is a tie-out or tie-down. At first glance this tool may seem like something no amateur trainer or one-dog family would […]
Solving hunting dog (gundog) delivery problems with retrievers Do you have a retriever puppy or older dog that loves to retrieve but never seems to bring the bumper or bird back to you? Dropping the bird on the way back to you or running away with the bumper are behaviors that can quickly become frustrating. […]
How to stop your puppy from biting your hands and feet – fast! Have you ever watched a litter of retriever puppies play with each other? It’s super cute. They are all mouths and feet as they growl, bite and paw at each other. All the wrestling and playing is simply part of the pup’s […]
Pheasant hunting can be loads of fun, but not if you are constantly struggling to keep your dog under control.
Early obedience first step to better hunting dog Labrador puppies start out sweet and innocent. You bring home the furry little bundle, and he/she is so unsure of their new surroundings. All you want to do is cuddle up with your pup and love them! And you should! But rest assured the innocence will not […]
Crate training your Lab puppy, why you should and a guide on how Labrador puppies are so cute and cuddly, it almost seems wrong to put them in a crate. But crate training is one of the best things you can do for your new puppy and for yourself. There are many benefits to crate […]
A step-by-step plan to potty train your puppy quickly If you recently added a new puppy to your home, you may be wondering how to housebreak or potty train your Labrador puppy. Housebreaking is one of the least desirable tasks when adding a new puppy to your family. It is never fun but consider it […]
Get your dog ready to hunt, without making him/her gun shy. As hunters, we ask a lot of our dogs. They must have a strong desire to retrieve and able to adjust quickly to changing situations. We expect them to want to please us, be patient, obedient and willing to work at a moment notice. […]
What many people fail to understand is that your retriever is learning every day, whether or not you are formally training him/her.
These obedience drills will help your retriever perform better both in the home and in the field.