Dog Training

Dog Breeds

It is most important to choose a dog — regardless of whether it is a pedigree or mongrel — whose size and temperament suits the family. By general consent the middle-sized dogs such as the Border Collie, the Labrador and Golden Retrievers, number among the quietest and most agreeable of companions. They are known for…

Steadiness to Gunshot
Dog Training

Steadiness to Gunshot

It is not right that dogs should be tested in competition away from the controlling influence of the handlers as other dogs may also be free in the vicinity. Dogs should be tested individually walking at heel free. A dog under test barking or interrupting its bee/work on the sound of gunshot other than merely…

Scent Discrimination
Dog Training

Scent Discrimination

CLASS A Handler’s scent on handler’s article. The total number of articles shall not exceed ten, all of which shall be clearly visible to the dog. CLASS B Handler’s scent on article provided by Judge. A separate similar article to be used for each dog and the total number of articles shall not exceed ten,…

Sit At Heel
Heel Work

Sit At Heel

I shall base my advice on how I should start a completely untrained young dog between ten and eighteen months old — a dog which is neither timid nor shy, and which is free from bad habits. If you have brought him up on the lines I have been recommending, you will find these exercises…