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QI would like to get my first gundog puppy. I have other family pet dogs trained to basic sit and stay commands, but not much else as there is no real need. If I get a gundog would I be able to keep it with the others but train it separately, or will that ruin the dog?
Graham says: There is no reason why you can’t have a gundog living alongside pet dogs provided you lay down some ground rules. And you will certainly need to train it separately from the others.
The best advice I can give is for you to either join a gundog club or go for one-to-one training with an experienced trainer who will help you through the complexities of training a gundog.
Prior to that, and while the pup is still young, you should read and watch training DVDs as much as you can so that you understand how to bring up a gundog. In this way you will learn about the foundations on which to build your future training program.
Train your gundogs away from your pet dogs