Come the first of May we'll be picking up our lab puppy. We're excited and want to start learning about how to train her, and I thought we would start with a video.
She is to be my ten year old son's dog, and she'll go hunting with us every time we go, regardless of what we're hunting (except squirrels and rabbits, my daughter's Rat Terrier has that covered). We hunt deer now, will be adding turkey and ducks. So, eventually she'll be a versatile hunting dog. But I don't want to get ahead of ourselves and start the training on day one, we just want a good guide for how/when to get started with the basics, geared toward labs.
My number one criteria is that we use gentle training methods -- no shock collars, no harsh discipline. We're going to treat her as a member of our family, and I don't put shock collars on my kids...yet...
So, I want a video that my kids and I can all watch and learn from, just to get started. Any suggestions?