9- Training For Waterfowl Hunting

Angle entry and Angle Exit

As your dog’s training partner and best friend, it is important to recognize there are as many ways to train a good Gun Dog as there are dogs to be trained, and the people wanting to train them. The method I’m presenting in this blog is only one of several successful methods I have design […]

Geese: Choosing the proper shot size

Many hunters new to the sport of goose hunting are unaccustomed to firing at such a big bird. More familiar with shooting ducks, they often fire with too light a load at geese too far away. To improve hunters’ effectiveness and reduce the crippling of geese caused by ill-placed shots, the DNR has begun teaching […]

A Little About The Electronic Training Collar and Your Retriever

A Little About The Electronic Training Collar and Your Retriever

The introduction of the Electric Training Collar into your retriever training program is an important decision, and one that should not be taken lightly. Not only can the Electronic Training Collar be one of the more expensive training tools you’ll own, but also if used incorrectly by a trainer, it has the potential to devastate […]

Three Levels of Volume

Three Levels of Volume

There are three levels of volume necessary for your training vocabulary. Keep in mind; you need to be sensitive to the temperament and disposition of your retriever. Volume and tone must be appropriate for the retriever’s age and ability to understand. Your voice is to command, not to be mistaken as a reprimand. First Level […]

The “Two Second Rule”

The "Two Second Rule"

The Two Second Rule is by far the most important psychological training tool at your disposal, and it is VERY important that you understand its purpose. Each of your retriever training lessons are made up of an assorted collection of pre-planned training Segments that collectively make up ether a TEN minute, or TWENTY minute Training […]