Rough-shooting over dogs can be hairy, but with careful planning and precautions it can be one of the great sporting experiences.
After months of training your young gun dog, it is understandable that you want to take it on its first shoot. But beware the pitfalls.
The dog professionals bring you top-tips for basic obedience.
Amateur dog handlers tend to be forgiving of their dogs' faults. However, consistently good behaviour is important for progress
For those training their first gundog, the gap between theory and practice can seem almost impossible to reconcile.