We've got a new addition:
Like our other lab (now 3yr old), her main purpose is as a gun dog as I pick up and shoot throughout the game season. However, as she's still got all her training ahead of her I'm wondering whether I should introduce an element of deer tracking.
Two main problems/queries:
1) I'm concerned about reducing her effectiveness for picking up, which as I said, is her number one priority. Is this a realistic concern?
2) I know nothing about training dogs for deer - where do I start? Are there any recommended books out there?
ps. not expecting any problems when it comes to water!!