Training Hunting Labrador Retriever And Golden Retriever, You must Watch!
Meet Peter Steinwald a dog trainer from Oakland, California. He raises and trains Labradors. Peter says that for hunting, retrievers are perfect because it can hunt any bird, he can hunt any pheasant, any trucker with a retriever or even a duck.
Retrievers are also know to be sportive dogs, and it requires a high skill to train and breed these dogs to hunt. It’s more technical training so when you train your Retriever you need to put a big effort to get better results.
In his program Peter starts off with establishing a prey drive, he send his dogs through force fetch , and then he runs with the dog a force to pile and then they do a T pattern.
When Peter trains a Labrador he focuses on dog’s energy and the ability of get marks of ducks.
They do what they calls walking singles where his wife is waiting to throw ducks for them, at first they are steady and simply runs and get the bird. This happen with puppies.
Peter trains Retrievers to do multiple tasks in the wáter to improve their swimming skills, making the dogs to swim through the lake and catch some marks. Every level peter increases to longer distances to make the dog more captious and active.
The multiple tasks that peter assigns to the dogs make them them improve their psychical conditions and how to react to different situations while hunting, Making the Retriever one of the best choices of hunting dogs.
A Great beginning dog
This breed dog is perfect because is tractable dog in terms of training and hunting skills. If you go out and watch your hunt tests, your track fields and nice breeding techniques you will get a nice dog that is going to work with you very well.
You need to train your labrador like 3 or 4 times a week in the first stage of it’s puppyhood to make the dog familiarize with the environment and the lifestyle of training.
They are friendly dogs. Loyal companions that can be also very obedient if you train them properly, they are also nice with the family and children as a Retriever they are playful and sometimes can be childish dogs.
The training with retrievers can be more complicated because they are playful dogs that can be easily distracted many external factors but if you disciplinate enough they can be receptive with the training.
As the Labrador the Retriever training is almost the same because they belong to the same breed but they can be more playful than his counterpart
Retrievers cannot take much pressure as the Labrador by its nature of being a peaceful dog but they have an excellent nose to track ducks, that helps them to don’t get get lost while searching for marks or ducks.
Taking advantage of its nose potential you need to train them well to exploit this ability.