Train­ing by the book

Sporting Gun - - SHOOTING ANSWERS -

Does any­one have any ad­vice or lit­er­a­ture they’d rec­om­mend on rais­ing a gun­dog in­doors? I ap­pre­ci­ate a ken­neled dog is eas­ier to train, but is there any­thing I could be do­ing (or not do­ing) in the house that might help me? My dog is not very fo­cused on me at the mo­ment, and I won­dered if part of the prob­lem is that he’s lav­ished with a bit too much at­ten­tion!

Don’t be un­der the mis­con­cep­tion that ken­neled dogs are eas­ier/ bet­ter to train than those kept in­doors. When all is said and done it’s just where they sleep. The telling thing is what you do in train­ing that counts.

Re­gard­less of whether a dog lives in­doors or out­doors the most im­por­tant thing is to be con­sis­tent. Fel­low trainer Lez Gra­ham has re­cently writ­ten a se­ries of books en­ti­tled: “The Pet Gun­dog”. Any­one who plans to keep their gun­dog in­doors will find them an in­valu­able read.

Gra­ham says:

Re­gard­less of where the dog sleeps, the trainer must be con­sis­tent

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