Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Do You Have To Have A Hunting Breed To Train For Hunting?

Tom & Jewel ready for a day's retriever training

We are often asked if it is absolutely necessary to own a breed bred specifically for hunting in order to train the dog to hunt. The answer is emphatically NO. But your dog needs to have high drive, lots of determination, be able to learn to work with you as a team player and be intelligent. If you introduce your dog to birds, gunfire and retrieving in a positive way, you will most likely have a dog that will serve you well in the field hunting. Training and play will enhance your relationship with your dog.

Tom Saunders and his Border Collie, Jewel are shown here ready for a day of training in the field. They should be good to go by this year's hunting season.

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