I find myself congratulating my dog on the smallest victories, a command understood correctly for the first time or a sequence repeated without a flaw for a few days in a row. But, this morning my temper flares up and Nali’s ears fall back. She stares timidly at me waiting for the next command. I spend the rest of the morning kicking myself for my lapse in patience as I try to focus on my work. Continue reading “Who’s Training Who? Reflections after a year and a half of dog training”
Finding time to properly train your hunting dog around guns can be tough. If you live in a city you can’t shoot a shotgun off in your backyard every morning without getting a few complaints. As a result, gun training is easy to rush and neglect. That’s what happened to me. Here are the mistakes to avoid and how to correct them if they have already occurred.
I have now been training Nali for six months. I have had a lot of successes and also some setbacks. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned along the way.
Currently I am in the process of training Nali, my first hunting dog. In this blog I will describe what I believe to be the best resources for learning to train a hunting dog. Continue reading “Best Resources for Training Your Bird Dog”