Compared to other domestic animals, dogs are very obedient and energetic. It is their natural tendency. Humans have taken benefit of this tendency and trained the dog for multiple tasks. Retrieving is one such task. However, a dog requires lots of training to become an effective retriever. In this task, the most essential training tool […]
Behavior & Training
Testing is the best way to evaluate capability, whether it is a human or a dog. It let us understand how good we are in a certain task. To evaluate the capability of a dog and its trainer, there are multiple types of tests available in the world. One such test is the AKC Junior
All retrievers do chew. However, they don’t start chewing suddenly because they are naughty. There is a scientific reason behind this habitual change. At a certain age, the retriever’s teeth start growing. It causes a sensation in the jaw. To ease the sensation, the dog starts chewing hard objects. The chewing action gives the dog
Teaching a retriever is a very pivotal thing as there comes certain particular situation where you want your retriever to stop and then move ahead only on your command. This is where the ‘whistle’ part comes in play because at a greater remoteness, calling out your dog’s name or shouting commands isn’t probably going to
Whether you have a dog already and you are considering adding a feathery companion to your clan, or you have a bird and are looking to get a retriever dog, it will demand some extent of effort to accommodate both of them into the same home. Dogs are predators naturally. They are above birds in
Participating in the Junior Hunt Test for the first time can make you really nervous. Consequently, several questions may prick your mind. Some of these queries may be concerned with your dog’s training, expectations, goals and objectives. Others may be related to the event’s rules and regulations. And why not? After all, you are going
A Retriever is not a retriever at all if it is unable to mark a fallen game. Therefore, “Marking” ability is considered as one of the most crucial parts of hunting. However, while focusing on sharpening the marking abilities of their Retriever, people often make the grave mistake of ignoring other aspects of their training.
When it comes to hunting, dogs are the best companion. They are very obedient and listen to their master. Compared to a human, the dog has a more sensitive sense of smell. They are also very agile and energetic. A dog can easily go to some places where regular people won’t feel comfortable to go.
Even though marking is a natural talent of Retrievers, steadiness is not. Yet, stability is one of the essential skills that your retriever must develop to pass a hunt test or field trial. If your retriever is a self- dependent dog and does not rely on your command during marking exercises, there are high chances
For ages, dogs were the best companion of hunters. With their agility, they can go anywhere and bring back hunted animals and birds to their owners. Labrador, Golden Retriever, and Chesapeake Bay retriever are some of the best types of dog for this job. However, these dogs don’t know how to retrieve it when born.