Dog Training- To Train or Pay to Have Trained
After you get your pup, you realize ‘Hey, I don’t know if I have time to train him’. Paying someone to train your dog is easier than doing it yourself, but you need to really talk to the trainer and check references and go over how he trains. A good trainer won’t waste your time or money, and there are bottom feeders out there, so do some research.
Now, if you decide that you can train your dog yourself (and you can), there are a few things you need to look into. First, don’t listen too your buddy that says you have to buy a bunch of crap that you really don’t need to train one dog. Next, read or watch videos of different training types until you find the one that fits your style. Finally, start working with your pup when it is little. Get it in his head at a young age.
You don’t need a big field to start a dog, but you will need birds. Not 100, just a couple quail or pigeons to start with, and read up on how to care for them, too. They don’t take up much space and are easy to take care of. If you can get a field, that is great,. But you don’t need a big one. I use half an acre to start dogs. Also, check state laws on dog training and what times of year you can legally do it.
You don’t have to train every day to have a really good dog, and you don’t have to train more than half an hour a day with a young pup. An hour or even less per day is fine with older pups.
Remember, it takes a year for a pup’s brain to fully develop, so take your time and make it fun. After all, it’s supposed to be fun. If it isn’t, what’s the point in doing it? If you haven’t already, join gamebirdhunts.com. The guys here can walk you through anything and are more than willing to help with ideas and suggestions. Just remember, any way you go, whether you have your dog trained or train the dog yourself, it’s going to cost you. But training a dog yourself isn’t that expensive and really isn’t that hard. Good Luck.
Article By GameBirdhunts.com Staff Writer Ed Hall