Training on your walks

Some days it feels like a huge project to get out and train with your dog. Bags to pack, treats to chop, bring out water bottles, boots and all the other stuff and load it into the car. Phew. Those days training on your walks is great; we always need to exercise the dog – so why not train the dog at the same time? With a toy, done treats and sometimes a dummy you’ll get far. In this section you can read all our blog posts about how we use our walks for foundation gun dog training, heeling, marked retrieves, hunting an area and blind retrieves in our walks.

Calm heeling

When I began to work on gun dog heeling with Totte, I had been working on his heeling for obedience for two years. That training wasn’t going that well. Totte has always had a tendency to make noise and we weren’t getting anywhere because he was vocalizing. I have...
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