Selecting a breeder/breeding.
-Why I have Labs and EBs
-What type of hunting do you do?
-Where do you live and hunt?
-How much hunting do you do?
Bringing your new puppy home.
-Intro to family and other animals
-Set boundaries for pup and people (kids especially)
Use of the crate.
-Why isolation is important
Controlling food and using it to manipulate behavior.
-Reward based games
The power of ritual.
Bonding and general environmental exposure.
-Carry the puppy everywhere but have a plan.
The first year afield (The Lost Highway Way).
-Bird exposure (pen raised)
-Let them roll
-Make a monster
-Taming the monster
-Slowly add structure
-Let the birds teach them (more allusive over time)
-Why I train on loose birds in the wood