Why is your pup not turning out the way you wanted?
No one ruins a dog on purpose, but most of the books and videos and magazine articles don’t talk about what you, as an owner, are doing that keeps your dog from performing his best.
You’re 50% of the team, and no matter how good the other half is, the results won’t be pretty if you don’t deliver.
So what can you do to hold up your end of the bargain?
The foundations article is a great place to start.
It’s one of the Seven Deadly Sins for a reason. For something so intangible, pride carries a big, heavy, dangerous stick capable of damaging nearly any aspect of life. Our passions are not immune. Reluctance to admit that you don’t know everything about training is a sure way to let pride ruin your bird dog. ...
Most people don’t get a bird dog hoping it turns out to be a mediocre hunter or a field trial washout, but few realize how their initial expectations can make or break their pup. If you’re among the lucky ones whose dog exceeds your wildest hopes, enjoy it. The gods are smiling on you. More ...
There are obvious and not-so-obvious mistakes that dog owners make and one of the less obvious is failing to understand that your mood can ruin your bird dog. Many people use a training session or a run in the field with the dogs as a way to unwind from the office or “clear their head” ...
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