Ask The Trainer

PICKING A PUPPY

A logical approach to puppy selection to help 
ensure a satisfactory result.

 

STARTING A PUPPY

Getting your training off to a good start.

 

FIRST RETRIEVERS

Getting the puppy out and having some fun.

 

THE HUNTING ENVIROMENT

How NOT to make the first hunt a 
disappointment for the hunter, or the dog.

 

AKC PEDIGREES

What is a pedigree?

 

OBEDIENCE FOR RETRIEVERS

Discipline and response to commands is necessary.

 

FORCE TRAINING

Teaching mouth control in the retriever.

 

DO YOU NEED A PRO?

Advice on considering getting professional training help for your pup.

 

FIELD TRIALS & HUNTING TESTS

What's in them for you?

 

USING ELECTRONIC COLLARS

Collars won't replace good training, but they can be an indespensible tool for some dogs.

 

 

SHOULD YOU BREED?

Breeding can be a rewarding experience, but only if you're ready for it.

 

FIRST AID IN THE FIELD

A lot of things can happen to your dog in the field, here's an overview of commmon problems.

 

PRE-SEASON CONDITIONING

Rough, tough and ready to hunt.

 

OVERHANDLING

Over zealous handling can inhibit a dog's natural instinct to hunt.

 

UPLAND TRAINING

Getting your training off to a good start.

 

BUILDING A KENNEL

Every Retriever owner should have one.

 

OVERHEATING

How does it occur what treatment solutions are available?

 

MARKING FOR GUN DOGS

Teaching dog to watch a bird fall and "marking" it so it can be retrieved without commands.

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE BLIND

Is your retriever ready?

 

BUYING A TRAINED DOG

If training a puppy isn't for you, here are some guidlines for starting with a trained dog.

 

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