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Off-Season Retriever Training Considerations

Critical advice to get your duck dog ready to max out in the good times ahead.

Off-Season Retriever Training Considerations

Don’t let your dog get away with bad behavior in the off-season as it will escalate on the hunt and could lead to frustration or worse, disaster. (Photo By: Scott Haugen)

In last September’s issue of WILDFOWL, I wrote a feature titled, “The Underdogs”, about non-traditional retrievers. The story generated the second most responses from readers in the more than 3,000 magazine articles I’ve written for magazines around the world over the past 25 years. Thank you!

Answering the many questions from readers got the wheels turning, and the next thing you know, Skip Knowles and I were hunting together, brainstorming, and, well, here I am writing a column for one of my...

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