tips on getting my lab back to hunting
with having a 2 month old my lab did not get to go out hunting last year. She was started and got on a few birds. She is going to be 3 in august.
How can I get her back to hunting mode again. We can go in the woods and she stays at about 30 yards but if there is a bird i can tell by watching her tail and move up quicker.
What are some tricks to get her back to 20 yards?
How can I get her to "find the bird" again and focus while in the field.
I thought about just getting her a check chord for a while. She is obedient and listens to commands so i figured i could also try just whoaing her to get her to stay back and be a close working dog. She is an amazing hunter with an amazing nose, but not so sure she is focusing on birds anymore. I don't want to leave her out to try this season and get her back to being a hunting dog and not just a family pet.
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