Re: Training a duck dog
August 01 at 8:36pm
Nothing better than a you and your dog.
In addition to a book, I would suggest joining or at least going to a hunting retriever club day. There is normally years of experience there, other people (along with you taking your turn) can throw dummies for your dog and you can handle him, and you can get some experience that you just cannot get out of a book.
Dog people are good people and most remember when they started and are not uppity, well, there are always exceptions but for the most part you will be helped.
I am not too familiar with where the groups are now, been out of it for some years but there used to be groups in Houma, Baton Rouge, Bonnet Carre spillway and quite a few other places. Go to United Kennel Club or AKC and look up hunting retriever clubs.
Just go check them out, it will be worth it and it will make for a better partnership with your buddy.