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Basic Puppy Training

Read articles geared towards training puppies.

5 Minute Training Drills

Aug 30, 2006
Sometimes you only have 5 or 10 minutes to sneak in some training with your new puppy. While that's not quite enough time to go for a walk or work with birds, there are some drills you can try. The focus of these short drills should be to have some fun time with your puppy. If you and the puppy are ... Read More

Smart Retrieving Basics - Part 1

Dec 11, 2006
If the puppy is more than 3 months old, don't shoot and use the "little birds" such as starlings, wrens, etc., for your retrieving. They are the one gulp size and if there is blood and guts it can cause a "munching" problem. A dog can develop an eating problem from shot-up birds or wet pigeons. If ... Read More

Smart Retrieving Basics - Part 2

Dec 14, 2006
Never shoot a gun for young dogs without a retrieve associated with it, as this is exactly what can cause a dog to be gun-shy. Yes, this is a man-made problem, not hereditary. Once they are retrieving nicely, then add a shot with a small caliber gun like a .22 and throw the bird. The gunner should... Read More

Smart Retrieving Basics - Part 3

Dec 18, 2006
How to Teach your Pup to Hold. Start by taking short walks with your new puppy. As he grows, he will enjoy these walks and automatically pick up things in his mouth and happily bring them to you. When he is older, a walk with other dogs is good for socialization, but for this exercise, it's just... Read More

Smart Retrieving Basics - Part 4

Jan 31, 2007
How to Teach your Pup to Hold Start by taking short walks with you new puppy. As he grows, he will enjoy these walks and automatically pick up things in his mouth and happily bring them to you. When he is older, a walk with other dogs is good for socialization, but for this exercise, it's just yo... Read More

Training Pup To Come When Called

Dec 11, 2006
The minute a new owner gets their puppy the first thing they want to know is when and how do I begin training. The first thing I tell them is to just play with the pup and then the training will come naturally. The more a dog is socialized and around people, the easier they are to train. Give them t... Read More