Mark Whitehouse says: During the season I am already planning spring and summer gundog training to carry on with my young gundog’s development ready for the following shooting and field trialling seasons. I fill my freezer with pheasants, partridge, rabbits, woodcock and duck during the autumn and winter and this gives me a good stock of cold game and helps to keep my gundog’s development with handling it up to date. Another good gundog training aid that would help you with your cocker is to contact your local farmers and obtain permission to go pigeon shooting. This will refresh and improve steadiness and marking ability and is also good quality bonding time for you both outside of the shooting season.

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