any good suggestions on keeping my dogs from acting stupid in the field?
a little back ground:
I have 2 dogs, one is a lab mixed with a brittany spaniel...she's basically just a lab thats colored funny. about 1.5 years old.
the other dog is a border collie terrier mix.
the lab mix stays at my side the whole hunt, and is starting to learn to go look for things and bring them back after i shoot them.....I'm working on that.
the other does a fantastic job flushing things out of any sort of thick mess of cover. her problem is she doesnt come back as reliabley as i'd like......i'm working on that too. shes about 1 year old
anywho...they do pretty decent when they are out alone....more or less obedient, do thier jobs well.
but together its a mess
all they want to do is play with each other.......the last thing they care about is anything i have to say.
whats worse is the lab mix seems impervious to shock collars.....I've only tried it once so far.....but she doesn't even seem to react. I'm going to try again some more on the controlled pheasant hunts that we have around here...
any advice is welcome.....unless its advice to go buy a pure bred something-or-other. I'm just looking for the discipline advice.
picture attached from last weekend with the lab mutt. (lesson learned: she needs boots, Illinois has a lot of cacti where we were!!!!)