Tom Beckbe + Wildrose
The Wildrose Way
Training a competent canine for the field and the home begins the moment a puppy meets its new owner. Learn the fundamentals of preparing your pup for a life of adventure and companionship “The Wildrose Way.”
A Foundational Skill
“Place Training” is an essential element of a sporting dog’s education, and incorporating it early into your lesson plan builds the subsequent curriculum for a finished dog.
Establishing the Lead
Showing up to the field with an unruly dog will all but ensure neither of you are invited back to another hunt. Instead of letting your dog handle you, learn to handle your dog.
A Bird in the Hand
To prevent a prized game bird from becoming a feathered chew toy, learn to train your gun dog “Delivery to Hand.”
The Big Bang
Acclimating a pup to the report of a firearm is a gradual and methodical process. Know how and when to properly introduce your dog to gunfire.
A Guiding Hand
Hand and whistle signals tether the handler to the dog when a lead isn’t present. Learn the art and finesse of training off-lead “Handling” to your dog.
Covering the Cover
Finished sporting dogs stay on task and hunt exactly where they’re told to hunt, especially when patterning a field for upland birds or recovering downed game in thick cover. Train your dog the skill of “Hunting Cover on Command.”
Ready and Steady
In an active sporting environment, a steady dog that honors his canine co-workers and stays on task is essential. Watch how discipline wins the day and train your dog on “Steady to Wing and Shot.”
A dog running too far ahead or lingering too far behind can ruin a day afield. Learn the importance of “Keeping the Dog in Range.”
Precision-Guided Gun Dog
Well-trained sporting dogs have many tools in their arsenal, but nothing is more fundamental than a retrieve. Learn how to train your dog to hold a line and sweep an area for downed game.