Posts Categorized: Retriever Training Tips

Retriever Training Tip: To force or not to force by Pro Trainer Matt Duncan

Retriever training tip: Force

Retriever Training Tip: To force or not to force by Pro Trainer Matt Duncan Force fetch is one of the most misunderstood and controversial topics in retriever training today. This week I want to address some common misconceptions and what your retriever can gain if he is properly put through a force program. Misconception #1… Read more »

Retriever Training: Building the Foundation by Pro Trainer Matt Duncan

Retriever Training Building the Foundation

Retriever Training: Building the Foundation In this weeks article we are going to start a dog’s basic obedience. Obedience is what we will continue to build on throughout his career and must be completed and maintained at a high standard. Most of what a retriever does afield is obedience based meaning if he is steady… Read more »

Retriever Training: Have a Plan by Matt Duncan

Retriever Training

Retriever Training: Have a Plan by Matt Duncan In last weeks article we discussed finding a puppy and socializing your new retriever to many different environments. Now we are getting ready to move that puppy into more structured training such as introducing birds, water, decoys, gunfire and all the other things fido will need to… Read more »