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Old Dog, New Tricks?

Bruce the Vizsla is proving troublesome with his retrieving – is it too late to overcome the problem of a gundog refusing to bring dead game to hand? Some suggestions for improving the behaviour.

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Long Distance Retrieves for the Labrador

This is a second discussion on sending your Labrador Retriever away from you for a retrieve. Here we discuss how to extend the range to which you can send your dog, and how to avoid pottering.

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Teach Your Labrador to Retrieve

Retrieving is an important part of any gundog’s training. With an understanding of the basic signals and how to teach them, you can be much more confident about your Labrador’s ability to retrieve shot game. Here we discuss how to teach a Labrador to retrieve a dummy which is behind the dog, away from the trainer.

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What Do YOU Want a Gundog For?

Where the dog is used solely for the purpose of retrieving, you will not need to study the hunting sections, and instead will concentrate on improving the dog’s performance on retrieving. This will involve building a relationship of trust, where the dog believes you when you tell it that there really is a bird down, […]

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Horses for Courses

Where the dog is used solely for the purpose of retrieving, you will not need to study the hunting sections, and instead will concentrate on improving the dog’s performance on retrieving. This will involve building a relationship of trust, where the dog believes you when you tell it that there really is a bird down, […]

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Basic Retrieving

What Are We Trying To Achieve? The obvious aim of retrieving is to get the shot game to hand; however the love of retrieving is the tool that we use to teach a dog to follow signals to an unseen quarry that may have been wounded but able to fly on, maybe across water, before […]

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Advanced Retrieving

Before starting this set of lessons, you should be able to sit your dog and throw a dummy, the dog should remain sitting until you send it for the retrieve, and you should be picking up two out of three thrown, seen dummies yourself. The young dog should also be handling to dummies that you […]

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