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Category Archives: Training Tips

Training tips from SportDOG prostaffers, guests and staff

The Golden Rules of Dog Training

Dog training is an art man has been trying to perfect since the domestication of canines. There are almost as many theories on dog training as there are on raising children. Many of these theories are effective and having multiple options allows you to tailor your training to your dog. No two dogs are exactly Read the Rest…

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Teaching the Down Command

Down, sometimes referred to as the Down Stay command, is a Strong Control Command.  Down is an essential Command for all types of working and non-working dogs.  The command can be used in a boat, blind, or field. I find it very useful after the hunt, to check the dog for injuries or removing burrs. Read the Rest…

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Keeping Steady at Retriever Trials

It’s game day. So, now what? It’s early on a Saturday morning; you pull into the test grounds excited to see how you and your retriever handle the judges set ups this weekend. This is a common occurrence at hunt tests across the country; unfortunately another common occurrence is that the well-behaved and under-control retriever Read the Rest…

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Five Essentials of Gun Dog Training

Dog training, especially gun dog training, lies somewhere between a science and an art form. There are basic canine behaviors to be acknowledged and worked with to bring out the full advantages of a dog’s natural instincts, and a certain finesse to being able to adjust your training to a dog’s temperament and learning curve. Read the Rest…

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