MARK WHITEHOUSE SAYS: This is an unpleasant problem for any gun dog owner and kenneling two gun dogs together will always have its problems.

As young gun dogs they can get so wrapped up playing I suspect that they forget to relieve themselves until it is just too late.

The way forward with this problem is to split feed times and exercise straight after both feed times.

They must be taught through positive training methods to control themselves and only use specific areas to exercise their bodily functions.

This is the same method that would be used when toilet training a dog that lives indoors.

You have to be vigilant and consistent for a totally successful cure.

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  • Simon Bates

    Hello. I have been hunting game and poultry for many years now, I use a hatson air rifle, and a remminton shot gun. Iam looking to get a gun dog to cut down my efforts after the shoot. Is there any advise in which one is the best breed? many thanks,
    Simon Bates

  • Sam

    I’ve always heard that you should never excercise a dog straight after feeding, is this true?