Post by featherduster on Jan 21, 2018 4:46:11 GMT -5
I have been around waterfowl dogs all my life and my first piece of advise for you would be to get a full blooded waterfowl dog. First choice would be a Lab, second choice a Chessie. There are other dogs that can be used but these 2 should have in them from birth to hunts waterfowl. Labs are the easiest to train and make great all around family/hunting companions. I have always had females because to me they are easier to work with. My greatest piece of training advise would be be gentle,reward good efforts and take time to understand why it is they don't understand the commands you are asking them to perform. I would get a pup and from day one make everyday a training day of sorts even if its just tossing a rolled up sock for the pup to play with.