DUCKS.ORG – “I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better,” wrote the late George Bird Evans in Troubles with Bird Dogs. “They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.”
And worry we do.
But worrying will not in itself bring wisdom. Sometimes you need a little help from a professional to offer guidance on how to handle man’s best friend. With that in mind, we asked a group of expert trainers to share some of their wisdom about how to make a retriever the best dog it can be. Here are some of the techniques they use to achieve peak performance from their retrievers. [full article]