Having a gun dog as a pet dog means that your dog still has the same desires to do their 'job' as a working dog but are living as a pet.
This can lead to pet dogs which are off hunting for wildlife and are difficult to control in rural settings.
Teaching them the skills of a gun dog can give them an appropriate way of expressing their natural self to leave them and you satisfied.
- Recall to a whistle
- Stop on the whistle
- Hunt on the whistle
- Retrieve a dummy
- Learn directions – left, right and back
- Sit stays
- Lead walking on and off lead