Hi all,

I've had a little look through the dog section to try and find some basic training techniques - but wondered if someone with more experience can help me out.

I've got a new lab bitch 8 weeks old, I plan to use her for a bit of rough shooting, picking up, pigeons, duck etc...

However I figure I have a good opportunity to shape her training over the next couple of years from this early age and wondered if a roughshooting lab could also be trained to track shot/wounded deer.

I have not had a dog before but have worked with my father in laws lab and spaniels over the past few years. I have permission over some land with Roe, Fallow and Muntjac.

How do you think I should go about training her? My plan was to start with basics, retrieves etc and from early on introduce skins, cleeves - at what point do I take it further?

I'm just after a bit of advice and opinions.

​Cheers in advance