So last night I brought the lab out for an evening stalk. Approached a nice stretch of woodland border which was 200 yds downhill from where I was. Could see a nice 6 pointer eating this or that, and making its way to where I cheekily planted some willow shoots that have lately been very popular for fraying
Anyway, tied the dog do a shrub and started crawling in closer, got to about 120 yds, and was probably about 1 minute from taking the buck, when all of a sudden a loud series of dog cries sound out over the entire area! of course, the excitement had got all too much for her, and she could keep her mouth shut any longer....buck was off,,,I was a little bit annoyed I have to admit.
Does anyone have any non-physical tips on how to train your dog to shut the 'F' up when sat/tied away from you for more than 2 minutes?
Also, she has oddly now started wanting to storm off to retrieve every time I fire a shot, rather than sit and wait by my side, to await a retrieve instruction - why has this cropped up and how do I correct it?