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Gun Dog Training and Tips

Postby HenryMallard001 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:04 pm

Hi, I am new to the site and I am getting a golden retriever puppy and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on obedience and training it for hunting. This will be my first dog I have ever had for hunting and I am really excited to get it and start working with it, and i really want to do the right things so it turns out to be a good dog. Anything that you have to offer on tips and experience is appreciated.
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Re: Gun Dog Training and Tips

Postby i_willie12 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:34 am

"Some people pride themselves on how far they can shoot ducks others pride themselves on how close they can get them. I'm an other!!! "
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Re: Gun Dog Training and Tips

Postby sharris » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:34 am

Get a good training video and join your local retriever club. If your golden is from show lines instead of field lines you might have some issues with its drive. I am using the FowlDawgs CD's and having good success with my golden. Good luck.
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Re: Gun Dog Training and Tips

Postby HenryMallard001 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:30 pm

how long should each training session be?
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Re: Gun Dog Training and Tips

Postby krazybronco2 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:30 am

for a very young pup 5to10 mins and as they age a little bit longer i try and keep my training sessions no longer than 20 mins for my 7 month old pup. also end with a doing something that they can do right (as in sit) also praise alot when they do something right.

also something that i learned from a trainer (i only learned this a month ago) is have your pup in a crate a few hours before you start training then a few hours after training (nothing to play with or chew on while in the crate). it helps them learn and also think training is the best part of the day.
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Re: Gun Dog Training and Tips

Postby crackerd » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:40 am

HenryMallard001 wrote:.... Anything that you have to offer on tips and experience is appreciated.


Considerable experience, even with a show golden or two

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("golden liver" in this case)

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and considerably fewer tips - but one of them would be shelling out for this http://www.amazon.com/Retriever-Puppy-Training-Right-Hunting/dp/1577790952

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Re: Gun Dog Training and Tips

Postby HenryMallard001 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:58 am

thank you so much
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Re: Gun Dog Training and Tips

Postby TaylorRoper » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:19 am

Training dogs for hunting requires efforts and patience. Sometimes dogs are distracted and does not follow commands. During hunting seasons, dogs are more focused when they are trained hard. I have posted a thread on how to make aggressive dog training.

I'm new to the site by the way and I love both dog training and duck hunting.
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Re: Gun Dog Training and Tips

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:04 am

crackerd wrote:Image


Too funny!
M.G., you're the first trainer I've ever seen that trains the dog to stalk mean, dangerous, Sea Creatures instead of avoiding 'em :lol3: :hi:
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