Take an extra training bumper with you when you go hunting. When things are slow you can work in a practice retrieve. This will break up some dead time and help strengthen your retriever training skills.
Get your pup used to all the elements by spending a day in the field or marsh. Get as close to the real thing as possible by using real birds, decoys, gun fire, boats and duck calls. Don’t forget to bring along other hunt dogs that will be his hunting buddy. This will eliminate any […]
After the hunting season, do not let them sit and stop learning while they are young and able to absorb information like a sponge. For a retriever, hunting is fun and it puts meat on our table, but it also detrains them to some degree depending on the age or level of the dog. The […]
In the winter months, make sure you keep plenty of fresh dry bedding in your dogs kennels and in their traveling crate. This is for warmth and creates a good dryer agent. This added touch will keep his joints warmer making him last longer for many years to come. Remember, protect your investment, ‘your highly […]
Say hello to Dee-Dee, the newest addition to the team at Gold-Plated Gundogs. Watch for Dee-Dee at demonstrations and events with Brian and his well-trained pack of retrievers. Sire – Grand Hunter Retriever Champion Gator Points Magnum Gentle Ben M.H. Dam – Grand Hunting Retriever Champion Baby Blues One Hot Mama M.H. – aka Diva […]