The Labrador Retriever is the most popular gundog and family pet in the UK. The reputation of these amiable and biddable dogs as efficient retrievers on land and water, is without compare.
Most people that buy a Labrador to train as a gundog, also intend the dog to be a companion and family member. And many Labradors perform this dual function superbly.
Labradors are famous not only for their abilities in the shooting field, but also as service dogs and as outstanding competitors in working trials and obedience competitions. There is very little that the Labrador cannot turn a paw to!
Training your labrador
Basic training is essential for Labradors as they are large and powerful dogs that can be boisterous. Whilst Labradors are relatively easy to train, there is a certain amount of knowledge and information required in order to get the job done effectively.
The Gundog Club’s graded training books provide step-by-step instructions for teaching your Labrador the basic skills needed to be a well behaved dog in addition to gundog training instructions, for those that wish to work their dogs in the field. Proceeds from sales of the books go to the Gundog Trust.
For those that need some extra help with their Labrador’s training there are Gundog Club instructors in many parts of the UK who will help you train your dog to whatever standard you require.