Your so right John, I had no intention of joining a shoot, I just wanted to use it as an extension to his training. Just to see how far he can go and also to keep his brain active, it tires him out far more than just a walk, and also has brought us even closer. I get so much enjoyment out of it, especially these past few months of lockdown.Lovely! I always think that as gundog work is something we do together with our dog that it enhances the relationship.
And for anyone reading this and thinking "I dont want to be involved in shooting and the like!" there is no need to in order to train the basics. The training is done using canvas dummies, and if a person gets really interested there is even competitions, gundog working tests, all carried out using dummies!