When you get into difficulties training your gundog, sometimes it helps to read how other people have dealt with that same problem.
Whilst there is nothing to beat ‘hands on’ advice from a professional who has met and observed you and your dog, many gundog owners have benefitted from the wealth of information and advice that is now available online.
Getting advice from experienced gundog owners can help you move past a ‘sticking point’ and even resolve your problem completely
Internet forums are a popular source of gundog training advice, though forums are not for the ‘faint hearted’. Opinions can be strongly put and people are often less well mannered online than they would be in a face-to-face situation.
Back in the UK, for Springer fans there is a nice forum called It’s a Spring Thing where you can chat to other springer owners. For HPR lovers there is a dedicated working HPR forum. And on the Cockers Online forum there is also a dedicated Working Cockers section.
Finally, the Gundog Club founder, Pippa Mattinson runs a Labrador Forum , where gundog training is often the topic of discussion.
Blogs and other article sites
Another source of information online is through a growing number of blogs. There are now quite a lot of interesting ‘magazine style’ dog blogs online, but rather less that specialise in gundog training. Many of those that we have found are unfortunately short on good material, or rarely updated.
Try this one: Galody for an insight into the ups and downs of working and training two HPRs and also for information on clicker training. You might also like Totally Gundogs where you will find Pippa’s library of gundog training articles also including information on clicker gundog training.
You will also find links to a wide range of articles on this website using the menu to the left.
If you have a well written and regularly updated gundog training blog, let us know. We would love to add some more to our list.