i have just aquired a 2yr old black lab bitch from a rescue centre to keep my other lab company and to hopefully use as a companion when out shooting.
the problem is.... she has been a town dog and has very little in the way of basic commands, and LOVES to jump up on people oh, and run around daft with a 6ft branch in her gob!!! .
is there anybody out there who could recommend a good dog/gundog (and handler) trainer in or around the glasgow area, i really feel she would make an excellent gundog given time as she has always got her nose to the ground when in the local park chasing scent (on the lead mind you) and as far as i can gather she is not bothered by loud bangs ie guy fawkes night with her was a breeze while my other lab lay petrified in a dark corner in fear.
basically i am not looking for a ftc winner but i would just like a trustworthy and steady companion to take out shooting with me.