These end of summer training tips for your duck dog will get him firing on all cylinders for this year’s opener.
Rugged American Hunter from Mossberg gives some great end of summer training tips for your duck dog to increase your success on the water and in the field this season.
I approach retriever training as an everyday activity that involves almost every interaction with my dogs. I try to always enforce retriever training and the basics so that each time my kids or family members play with the dogs they are actually enforcing their training through all the commands of sit, stay and complete retrieves back to their hand.
While maintaining fun play with the dogs is essential, it takes only a few undisciplined sessions with a good retriever for it to regress and pick up bad habits again.
Keep it fun but also keep short scheduled training sessions set aside almost everyday to keep your dog sharp for this duck season. Your work now will definitely pay off in the blind this fall.