Gundog owners often say to me "clicker training is all very well in your garden, but how can it work at a distance?" Well, the answer or course is that once the dog is out of earshot, it … [Read more...]
How do I get land to train my gundog?
How to get access to land on which to train a gundog is a common question on gundog training forums. Finding somewhere to train is a problem for a lot of gundog owners, especially as they move on … [Read more...]
Lessons from a professional gundog trainer
Many keen gundog owners consider having lessons from a professional gundog trainer at some point. And I really recommend that they do. There is nothing quite like the personal touch from a good … [Read more...]
How to charge a clicker
I am going to be posting up some more information on clicker training the retrieve. But before I do, I want to show you how to ‘charge up a clicker’. When you first start clicker training with a … [Read more...]
What is a ‘positive-only’ trainer?
Positive-only trainers aim to avoid all aversives in dog training. So, no punishment at all, no matter how mild, in fact no coercion of any kind. Very few working gundog trainers are truly … [Read more...]
Some challenges for gundog clicker trainers
There are some challenges for those who wish to clicker train their gundogs. But they are not insurmountable. It is good to be aware of areas which might cause you problems and to arm yourself … [Read more...]
7 great things about clicker training your gundog
You may be a bit sceptical about clicker training. I know I was when I first tried it around ten years ago. I now use clicker training for teaching a number of skills to my own … [Read more...]