Hunting Dog Retriever Training Equipment And Methods Expert Guide Released

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Online sporting dog retailer HuntEmUp has released a new report that includes five fundamental tips for training a retriever breed. The guide aims to help hunters raise reliable hunting dogs.

HuntEmUp, a worldwide sporting dog superstore, has released a new report outlining the proper methods for training a retriever-breed canine. The author of the guide and company owner Joe Scarpy has over 20 years of experience in successfully training hunting dogs.

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Scarpy’s new training guide aims to provide retriever owners with five crucial factors for developing a confident, reliable hunting dog.

Known for their intelligence and athletic nature, retriever breeds were originally bred to assist hunters with recovering downed birds and game with a gentle mouth.

Today, the American Kennel Club recognizes six distinct retriever breeds within the sporting group of canines: Chesapeake Bay retrievers, Labrador retrievers, Novia Scotia duck tolling retrievers, golden retrievers, flat-coated retrievers, and curly-coated retrievers.

HuntEmUp’s report suggests that before teaching any hunting-related skills to their retriever, owners should be sure to instill a solid foundation of basic obedience. Canines can either learn fundamental commands such as sit, here, or heel in an obedience class or under their owner’s direct instruction.

Next, Scarpy notes that retrievers should develop a 100% consistent recall despite distractions. Recall training should begin within the classroom or yard setting before moving on to long-range practice. Once the dog has mastered this skill, owners can begin off-leash recall practice using an electric collar.

When basic obedience and recall training is completed, owners can focus on steadying their retriever. With the use of prong and electric collars, these canines can be taught to stay by their owner’s side until explicitly commanded to retrieve.

In addition to steadying, retrievers should be conditioned from a young age to disassociate the sound of gunfire with a downed bird or game.

Finally, the training guide explains the concept of conditioned retrieve, a term that refers to instructing a dog to act on command rather than out of natural instinct. This type of training can be done using either negative or positive reinforcement.

With Joe Scarpy’s newly released canine training report, hunters and dog owners alike can successfully raise an obedient, biddable retriever.

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