Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
107
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Segments
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Bird Dog Training
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To train a bird dog requires a lot of basic obedience exercises. They must learn how to handle and carry game without destroying it. They must learn to work in the water. A dog must get to the point where it can use its hunting and tracking instincts to find game. The handler undergoes as much training as the dog. Developing into a finely tuned team takes practice and training. Hunting together creates a special bond between hunter and dog. We spent some time at the Diamond Brook Kennel in Brandon to get a taste of what it takes to train hunting dogs.

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  • Lake Champlain Retriever Club
    PO Box 311
    Randolph Center, VT 05061
  • John Marchica
    802-273-3540
    Green Mountain Golden Retriever Club

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