You’re pup is 7 weeks old and coming home, so prepare ahead of time:
Introducing your pup to water:
Teaching a pup to sit:
Introducing a pup to water in a heated swimming pool can expedite things. Better yet if you can get in with them, offering physical support and guidance.
Introducing a puppy to running water:
Introducing your pup to water with the aid of an adult dog:
Potty training tips for your gun dog:
Teaching a puppy with hand signals not only prepares them for the hunt, but also instills restraint and trust at an early age:
Teaching a pup to retrieve without force fetching:
Here’s a tip that’s greatly helped us when introducing gun shots to pups:
Introducing bird tracking to your gun dog pup:
Socializing your pup is one of the most important steps you can take, and it should start early:
Cleaning your pup’s ears and plucking it of long hair starts early, which will be a benefit in many ways down the road:
The next step in teaching a puppy hand signals, this time by using food (not treats), and working on maintaining restraint:
Teaching a gun dog pup how to quarter:
A pup’s first retrieve (at 12 weeks of age) and what to do to make the most of the moment:
Bath time with an older dog can help make it fun and productive for your pup:
Crate training a pup’ should start early:
Using an adult dog to help teach a pup to retrieve as well as enter the water, can expedite the learning process:
Gun dogs are bred to be outdoors, often, so start the process early:
The value of getting your hands in your pup’s mouth at an early age will pay off:
Attaching a full bird skin to a bumper is a great way to get your pup accustomed to retrieving life-size birds:
Starlings can be one of the best training tools there is for teaching a gun dog pup to retrieve game birds:
There are a few reasons why dressing up your gun dog pup at an early can be of benefit later on, like this:
Here’s a tip on teaching a gun dog pup restraint when hunting with an older dog:
Teaching a gun dog pup to hold an object without force fetching…Step #1:
Teaching a gun dog pup to hold an object without force fetching…Step #2:
Teaching a gun dog pup to hold an object without force fetching…Step #3:
Teaching a gun dog pup to hold an object without force fetching…Step #4:
With warming temperatures comes a great opportunity to introduce your pup to swimming. Here’s a tip that’s helped us with pups that may be reluctant to dive right in!
Here’s a lengthy session on summer dog training tips; things you can do in the summer to get your dog ready for hunting season. We touch on puppy training, teaching the basic Sit, Stay, Come commands, how to get a dog’s feet and nails in working condition, hygiene and more dog training tips.
With the warm temperatures of summer, it’s a great opportunity to condition your dog in the water and teach it some things along the way.