Should I send my gundog to a pro?

I have been training a young spaniel myself and although it's my first I feel that I have done a good job installing all the basic sit, stay, walk at heel and stopping on the whistle commands.

How do I stop my gun dogs from running ahead?

Gun dogs: When beating, I can’t stop my spaniel running ahead to the front of the wood before working back to the line of beaters. The walking guns love him for pushing game back to them but it’s a fault I want to cure. How do I go about it?…

How can I improve my dog’s training on unseen retrieves?

My labrador bitch is now 18 months old and I’m intending to pick-up with her this season. My inexperience led me to concentrate too much on marked retrieves in her early raining which has meant that her work on unseen retrieves leaves a lot to be desired.

Can you give gun dogs too much encouragement?

I have recently been on a training day with a professional trainer organised by my local gundog club. These days really do show up your shortcomings as an amateur trying to train his first dog. I was pulled up for giving too much encouragement.

How can I stop my spaniel gun dog from dominating?

At the beginning my gun dog was quiet and submissive and easy to control. We have had her now just over five months, and during the last two months she has become a very different dog, extremely quick at hunting and very keen to chase, will not return with retrieves…

How do I stop my gun dog being aggressive?

I have a young labrador gun dog I have had since a pup. He is now 10 months old and has become rather aggressive towards other dogs. Is this something I can deal with or is this how he will always be?

Does my gun dog puppy have attachment issues?

I have a labrador pup and an older gun dog. I feel I did too much too soon with my older lab, although he is now an excellent picking-up dog. I have purposely not done too much with the pup, but now he always seems to be looking for his…