For those who enjoy hunting and taking their best bird hunting dogs with them, where to hunt is always an issue in crowded areas or during particular times of the year or seasons. Advertisements galore offer wild game habitats where an ongoing wildlife management practice is enforced to maintain the population of big and small game species. And if a dedicated hunter signs up with a commercial outfitter operation, usually generous bag limits and large numbers of private land offer more of a chance of success with a person’s dogs.
The type of bird hunting dogs that are chosen to use or buy will depend a lot on what kind of bird a person enjoys hunting, and choosing a highly trained hunting and a gun dog is paramount to “when that person hunts successfully.” Additionally, knowing the environment your new dog will be in at home will help this decision to be made will the dog be kept outside in the natural elements, or will it be inside or in a warmed kennel? Will there be more than one in the kennel, or will it be by itself in its kennel? Will it have a large kennel run for exercise, or will it rely on its owner for walking or some alternative form of exercise? Many experienced hunters keep their dogs acclimatized to the same atmosphere they hunt in at all times.
There are the many types of bird hunting dogs with their levels of individual training, young puppies with no training, young dogs with some early training, finished or broke hunting dogs, and Field Trial Dogs. It’s said that gun dogs can be bought at any time during their gun training, but it is paramount on this level to look for high-quality dogs that are good with the particular bird-type they are built to hunt. If the new dog breed from a Quality Field Championship line, it can be expected to hunt upland game birds, compete in field trials at Local levels, Regional levels, and National levels.
Or a person can buy his bird hunting dogs as puppies, and train it by themselves. It is a step by step process to purchase and start it right. Retrieve training also needs to be executed correctly adhering to the point training requirements, as this whole process will, in turn, teach the dogs to be “steady to wing and shot,” according to the professional dog trainer, Kenneth C. Roebuck in his book, Gun-Dog Training Pointing Dogs.