Going into the season, young dogs should be familiar with the situations they may encounter—such as climbing onto and retrieving from a marsh stand.
Keeping your dog in shape year-round is important, but proper conditioning is only half the equation.
A hunting dog performs better when it’s in shape. But what exactly does “in shape” mean?
Following some simple but important principles during training sessions will help your dog be more successful in the field.
Top pros have refined their understanding of just how early well-bred retrievers can take on training tasks.