I have a 2 year old Golden that i plan on working with this off-season. I just got hooked on duck hunting the last two seasons. I realize it is not an ideal age to start, but it is what it is and we are gonna make it work. He is a very obedient dog, went to a 3 week obedience school as a puppy and has all the basics down and is off leash most of the time we are outdoors (come, sit, stay, down, heal, drop it). I have done a lot of reading around here and other forums trying to pick up on what I can.
I have decided that given my level of training ability this might be the best route to start http://www.gundogsupply.com/b10mirehowto.html
I am not looking for a competition level dog, just the basics.
one question i do have is deciding between training with bumpers or the dummy birds
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. And if there is a better book/dvd out there please let me know.