Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Get your gun dog ready for 2010 hunting season

Photo by Mary Burlingame

Summer is here and before we know it we will be looking at opening day for both upland and waterfowl hunting here in Washington State. Your dog can't wait!

Whether you have a new pup or a seasoned hunter, be sure you have your dog (and yourself) in shape for the coming season. Make sure that your dog gets plenty of regular exercise by taking your hunting partner on long walks where he can practice quartering. Keep your dog safe by watching that he or she does not get overheated. Try to exercise your dog near access to water and be sure to keep water with you when training.

If you have never hunted your dog, but would like to try it, now is the time to get your dog into training. There is still time to introduce your dog to birds and retrieving. There is still time to have your dog trained to deliver a bird to hand, sit to a whistle and take casts. There is great satisfaction in having a well trained dog.

Fast Pup Retriever Training of Tacoma can help you get your dog ready for the upcoming season.

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