Tune Up For Hunting Season
The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Wildear
Retriever Coach
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Tune Up For Hunting Season

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Minnetonka, MN
    Posts
    23

    Default Tune Up For Hunting Season

    I was just wondering if you guy knew any good drills to get you dog ready for hunting season(Force fetch, OB, hunting skills, steadiness ect...). My dog been through intermediate training at Dokken's Oak Ridge Kennels and is one year old.

    Thx

  2. Remove Advertisements
    RetrieverTraining.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member chuck187's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Asheville, NC
    Posts
    221

    Default

    Steadiness, since it is still hot, and you can overheat your pup easily. Also, early morning cardio, for both me, and my pup...
    HRCH UR01 CH UNJ WHISKEY CREEK'S DUKE CHASCERI MH
    LAURELWOOD'S GOT GEESE ON THE RADAR BB
    CHESAGROVE'S RED SKY AT NIGHT
    CHEROKEE FOOTHILLS HRC
    FALL LINE RETRIEVER CLUB AKC

  4. #3
    Senior Member KwickLabs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Roscoe, IL
    Posts
    3,157

    Default

    Looked up Dokken Intermediate and this means FF and prepared for an AKC Junior level test. Therefore, not steady or into transition. Which means
    breaking and not being able to handle are probably a given. Therefore, a few weeks of drills will not "cover up" those skill issues.

    The best "drill" is for you to restrain your pup while others do the shooting and avoid sending him on ducks he didn't see fall.

    In addition, if there are several (more than one) hunters shooting this may be an excitement "overload" or create a "gun fire" issue. If you are determined
    to "go for it" plan ahead of time on how each of those issues will be minimized because every single thing that happens will be new and remembered for a
    long tme.

    What to do for the next couple of weeks?

    1. teach him what it means to be "staked out"
    2. throw some marks into floating decoys and delay any retrieves
    3. boat involved? that is obvious
    4. been in a blind? dog hide?
    5. do training setups where time is "stretched" at least 30+ minutes
    6. show him that doing nothing for quite some time is not unusual

    This is a very old training video......it still remains valid.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0VynHZFXXs
    Jim Boyer KwickLabsii.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •