Tips on hunting dog training may vary from handler to handler; however, one constant when it comes to pre-season training is this: realistic situations matter. The more realistic you can make training a duck dog in the pre-season, the better that dog will perform when put in the field.
Three Principles to Hunting Dog Training:
Time. Consistency. Realism.
How to train a hunting dog starts with the fundamental premise you’ll hear Jason mention over and over again, “Practice like you play.”
In this short video, Jason Cruise, producer of Mossberg’s Rugged American Hunter series, covers hunting dog training tips that get your duck dog or hunting retriever ready for hunting season before the hunt begins.