The right German wirehair could bump off the best Pudelpointer, but so could the right shorthair or Lab.
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For Lieske, the program is a big win for his English setters, a breed that loves to work but that he says typically matures more slowly than the English pointer.
In addition to training, Lieske also hosts quail hunters at Wild Wing Lodge during the season. And if you stick around, he offers prime grouse hunting during the month of October. To e-collar or not to e-collar is one of the most polarizing issues in the bird-dog community. Dogs know when they do a good job, and they understand your body language when you tell them what a good job they have done. A retired U. Air Force lieutenant colonel, Robert Milner is no stranger to discipline. Milner is a stalwart advocate of positive-reinforcement training for gundogs. Beginning in the s, Milner trained thousands of dogs using standard compulsion methods shorthand for aversive training techniques such as e-collars.
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He opted for a new paradigm inspired by the U. And he made another key change as well. By now, he was a frequent visitor to the United Kingdom, where field-trial handlers prized British Labrador retrievers for both their hunting drive and their gentle disposition and receptiveness toward soft-handed training regimens. They were such a good fit that Milner has since become the only American breeder of British Labrador retrievers from the original lineage of the fifth Duke of Buccleuch of the s. Subscribe today and save.gnewraestonsell.tk
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To avoid this risk altogether, start with a balled up sock or a tennis ball and introduce the antler shape over time. We still need to be careful to make sure every experience that dog has with an antler is a positive one. For that reason, this is where we introduce an antler dummy.
The antler dummy will help the dog start to associate the shape of an antler with a reward. There are several products online for this purpose and are an essential tool for transitioning your dog into retrieving hard antlers. Antler scent can be found online and is an essential tool to get your dog to associate not only the shape, but the smell of an antler, with a reward. Starting back in a controlled environment like the house, have your dog sit… Either toss or walk out and set the antler dummy where it is just out of sight for them and give them the command.
Over time, make the hiding places more difficult and move outdoors once they understand what is expected of them.
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Your dog is practically shed hunting at this point!! The key to improvement from this point forward is setting them up for success. Start to work the real antler into your training regimen until the dog understands that the antler and the antler dummy are one in the same. There is little to no difference between the final stages of shed hunting dog training and actually shed hunting with a dog. The only difference is that there may or may not be an actual shed antler nearby for the dog to find. There was a lot of information covered in this piece but there are a few important things to keep in mind that will make or break your shed dog training success….
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