Continue Training the Young Dog Right after Hunting Season

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 reason is when we hunt the dog, they get sloppy and we let them start breaking some “Golden Rules” just to get the bird back in the duck blind. Get them back into a training program and build on their confidence that only the experience of hunting can provide.