Sporting Dog Training

Pro training tips to help bring out the best in your sporting dog.

KIYA, LABRADOR RETRIEVER

OWNER: RICKY KELLER

The Importance of a Training Foundation

Training a sporting dog is like building a house. First comes the foundation, followed by the first floor, then the second floor, then the roof. I use a progressive training system for two main reasons. The first is that I only give a dog more work when it’s ready. And second, I have a fallback position when a dog makes mistakes. The stronger the foundation, the better the dog. It’s just like with a house.

Last Minute Training Tips for Your Retriever

Summer is over, and the anticipation of Opening Day is here. Just when you thought life couldn’t get any better, reality reminds you how unsafe it can be to have an untrained retriever in the blind. Dogs get just as excited as handlers, and we can’t blame them for being a little rusty. Here are some last-minute training tactics handlers can utilize to make sure that the season opener is successful.

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Pre-season Training Tips for Sporting Dogs

Preparation for the season involves an endless list of things to do and properly prepping a sporting dog for the season should be at the top of the list.

Bob Owens  |   Lone Duck Kennels
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TRAINING

Four Ways to Steady Your Sporting Dog in the Blind

A steady dog is a safe dog, and we all need our gun dogs to be safe. Here are four ways to make sure your dog is steady in the blind.

Bob Owens  |   Lone Duck Kennels
Blogs
TRAINING

Essential Training Tips for Sporting Dogs

The beauty of training dogs is that there isn’t just one method. But there are some ways that are more correct than others.

Brad Arington  |   Mossy Pond Retrievers
Blogs
TRAINING

Pre-season Training Tips for Sporting Dogs

Preparation for the season involves an endless list of things to do and properly prepping a sporting dog for the season should be at the top of the list.

Bob Owens  |   Lone Duck Kennels