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.
Ever been in a hurry to go somewhere, and you know you will be gone for a while, so it’s vital your dog go potty?
Your gun dog needs optimum nutrition to make it through long days of quartering, flushing and retrieving birds.