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Don't forget the EB is an HPR - Hunt Point Retrieve style of dog. This makes for some lack of welcome amongst spaniel and retriever handlers and clubs - not universal however. Take some time with Rory Major (Bryantscroft Gundogs) he has after all made up a Brittany to FT CH status!

Rated 18th most trainable dog. Trainability score here.

photo: Simon Potter photo: Simon Potter


EBs are very intelligent dogs who learn very fast - bad stuff faster than good stuff perhaps. It always amazes me how people want a thinking dog and then tell it off when it thinks or itself.

Before going down the 'push into position and correct if wrong' route try reading a few of the articles here. Clicker training does not yet have a place in gundog training - but there is much to be learned by understanding how the system works - try some of these articles, and the specific article here on training a gundog to heel. Clicker retrieve here


Membership of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers as a subscriber giving you access their library is money well spent. Tony Orchard dog training is in Oxfordshire and can be recommended.


An article on gait analysis of athletic and working dogs - how to monitor any pain the dog may be in by observation of its movements


Loads of articles here