The first few months of a puppy’s life are so important, and yet many people get so caught up in the cuteness of these bundles of fur that they disregard any training until the dog is much older.
There is no solid definition of what a started dog is. That is why it is so important for you to ask the right questions.
If you are looking for a whistle for training your hunting or gun dog, you may be shocked at how many options there are.
The key to training an excellent duck dog, or upland dog for that matter, is to never put your retriever in a position of having to perform in a way they have not been trained or conditioned to respond. This may not always be possible, but it should still be the goal.
If you plan on training your retriever for hunting, you may be wondering what equipment you will need. Here is the basic equipment you will need to start training your gun dog.
Having a professional train your retriever is an investment. An investment in your dog but also an investment in a happier home life where your dog knows his place and respects the family.
Your job, as a trainer, is to put your retriever in these situations in a training environment where they can learn how to deal with birds.
Spending time training your retriever should be fun and enjoyable, for both you and the dog. And it can be as long as you don’t get carried away. Don’t let your excitement to train result in injury to your retriever
A dog’s natural tendency is to take the easy route to a retrieve. Unfortunately, the easy route may not be the straightest or shortest route. And whenever your retriever veers from a straight line to the bird, their memory can be hampered regarding where the bird landed.
This final piece of a three-part article covers different aspects of training that can be done inside with your retriever during the winter months when you are unable to do much outside. This week’s article is on HUNT IT UP.
Your gun dog needs optimum nutrition to make it through long days of quartering, flushing and retrieving birds.