I have a young dog,( 2 Yr's) training was going great. I sent him home to hunt and ran into a problem. Retrieving was good, they decided to hunt along side a river for geese and thought that the dog would spook the geese and left them in the truck. they drop a few and then brought out the dog to go get them.
The banks where about 18 ft. drop fairly steep. 60 yards river. only about 2 ft deep and 18 ft. up the other side. The owner said that he took the first part good, but could not get him up the other side. Being his first hunt I thought this was more advanced and would not have tried it. I told the owner that I would take him back and condition him.
Here is my set up, what do you think?
I will put a bumper boy on the other bank, along with a pile. I will shoot a bumper and send him on a retrieve. then send him on a pattern blind. if he has problems I will stop him with a correction, shoot another bumper into the pile and give him a right or left back. If everything goes well I will move to the next step.