how soon can training begin for a gundog


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By shooter2005 - 3/15/2011 4:34:04 AM
is there such a thing as training too soon? i know you have to teach obediance to the pup first but is there a certain time that i should wait to start training the pup to be a gun dog? i dont want to start him to early and make it so that its not fun for the dog or make him not want to do it. just wondering when a good time to start is.
By Tim Price - 3/15/2011 6:10:02 AM
You can (and should) start training the day you pick up the pup from the breeder. Buy Jackie Mertens' video Sound Beginnings. It will guide you from day 1 puppy stuff until you are ready to start Basic OB which is around 6 months. You can find it here:

www.ybsmedia.com
By Croat - 3/21/2011 10:37:08 AM
The Jackie Mertens DVD is great, it helps with puppy obedience and introducing concepts.  I am working with some pups that are 5 months old doing 175 - 225 yard marks.  The key with marks is to stop before the pup gets bored, you want them leaving the field wanting one more mark.
By shooter2005 - 3/22/2011 12:48:39 AM
thanks that is great help. ill check that out. thanks for the help