HUNT TRAINING LABRADOR RETRIEVERS AND GOLDEN RETRIEVERS


– [Narrator] Dogumentary TV Producing the best breed
documentaries on YouTube. (dog barking) (country music) – Hello my name is Peter Stienwald
from Oakland, California. We are currently at Prado Dog Park here in Chino, California. A dog training facility
here in southern California. I’m out here today
training field trial dogs, hunting dogs, and gun dogs and running them through a series of training events to make them better hunting dogs or competition dogs. (country music) – [Peter] I started doing
this about five years ago and I got into it with
my first hunting dogs so I got my first dog and I just wanted a hunting dog I just wanted a dog that would go out there and pick up my ducks or pick up my pheasants
and it just blossomed in it’s just something that
took over and I got into competitions, I got into hunt tests, I got into field trials
and it’s something that has taken on a life of its own. (country music) I’m an amateur trainer so
I train my own hunting dogs or my own competition dogs
and what I usually do is I’ll take some young dogs, I’ll raise them up and
I’ll get them ready to go out on their own and
become hunting dogs or competition dogs or move on to an actual a pro trainer and I’ll place those dogs, I’ll sell them and then that
will fund my competitions. And that enables me to
compete my own dogs. Solely without using family funds. (country music) – [Peter] I train retrievers
because out of all of the dogs that I’ve been around retrievers are my, just I have a spot for them. My first dog was a Labrador Retriever. What I do, my hunting,
really calls for a retriever and I think that the retriever, I can hunt any bird with a retriever. I can hunt a pheasant with a retriever. I can hunt a trucker with a retriever’ I can hunt a duck with a retriever. And that retriever, when
it comes to the dog sports, the retrieving sports are my favorite. I love field trials, I like hunt tests so
those dogs just meld well with what I have, with my
goals and what I like doing. What excites me more about
a Labrador Retriever or a Golden Retriever or a Chessy Retriever is I personally feel, one, the skill set for that
retriever is much higher a pointing dog. It’s more technical
training so when we are training a retriever there’s more aspect to the training. It’s, I know that pointers
are very nice dogs, I’ve had pointers
before, they’re fun dogs. But, with a retriever the
training is much more in depth. And it’s much more
challenging to me to train a retriever. When you can take a dog
and send it out on a 400 plus blind retrieve
there ain’t nothing that competes with that, not in
my mind not in my heart. (whistle blows) (soft music) – Good Dog. – In my training, any amateur and any pro is going to start their dog on a program. So we take a puppy or
say a six month old dog a seven month old dog a when
put it through a program. That program starts off with
establishing a prey drive. All my dogs we go through force fetch, and then we follow a
force to pile and we do a stop to pile then we do “T” pattern. We get that dog ready
for transitional work which includes water force, swim-by so that that sets
up all the building blocks so that we can take that
dog out and we can run those blinds, we can steady that dog up we can focus that dog’s energy, we can get our birds we can get our mark. And that program is a
program that is the same for a hunting dog, that program is the same for a hunt test dog and that program is especially called for
for a competition dog. (soft music) – [Peter] Today, like this
morning when we first started, we started with puppies. Puppies really and
they’re just going through where they’re becoming
steady I like to steady my dogs a bit late. We did what’s called walking singles. Where, my wife went out
she threw ducks for them they were steady they just
simply ran out and got the bird. (soft music) – [Peter] Then, we moved
over to where we had little water mark where we ran
from a mound and they had a little bit of an angle into it and the gun was set up on the
dyke so now we’re looking at our transitional dogs, our derby dogs and some of our older dogs to where
they had to get out there and make the decision
to get into that water and to push off of the
thrower and go up there and get that bird. So, we’ve seen several dogs do that. Most of the dogs on that
did very, very well. (soft music) – And then we moved over
and we did a longer mark and that mark was a bit
tricky because it had some toolies in place, it was swimming past
what’s called the old fall because where we had ran earlier. So then on our last,
our final series or our final mark that’s the most exciting mark because now you’re taking,
whether it’s the older dogs you would expect for them. My oldest dog is five years old, and that’s a little yellow female. Then my other dog is
four years old and then we went down to a bunch of two year olds. So now what we’re doing is
taking those little dogs and they have to look
past where that other mark was thrown and then we
are videoing on that same dyke so they’re looking and they’re going okay I got to look past
that on the far bank which is probably about a 245 yard mark. And they got to look out there and we put what’s called a kite which has a big white diamond on it. So then they look over there and they go oh there’s the gun. Well, then my wife throws a big bird and they see it up against a tree and when you cut them loose, when you say their name
and they’re released on their name they got
to push off that old mark run that field, get into that water, to through those toolies, get up on that dyke without going to the old fall, push off that
old fall get into the water and then push off that
gun get up on the bank get that bird and come back. And I think that the majority of the dogs did a very good job the
dogs that had a problem they didn’t want to get on the point so they’ve been trained where they want to go to that old fall. They want to push off so
they want to swim around that point so all I did is, and this is where the
water force comes in, just hit them with a whistle they sit, they tread the water, and you give them, in this case it was a left
back to tell them it’s okay. You can get on that point. Get on that point, stay the line, and go get your bird. And that’s just dog training
and a little bit of balance. You got to put balance
because if they start swimming around all the points
they’re going to get lost and in a field trial
you’re never going to win and in a hunt test you could get lost with a properly placed bird. (soft music) – [Peter] So Labrador
Retriever one its got a special place in my heart
it was my first dog. For the most part they
are the most tractable, they are a great beginning dog, they are a great amateur dog. When a person is doing their homework, looking for a dog, a Labrador Retriever, if you go out and you
watch your hunt tests, if you watch your field trials, you’ll get a nice dog that’s
going to work with you. It’s going to be easy to train. It won’t be high maintenance
that you don’t have to bring you know you don’t
have to train four, five, seven days a week. There are some Labrador’s
and I own a couple that do take more training than others but for the most part they’re a very user friendly animal. Golden Retrievers. Beautiful dog. It can be a bit complicated
for the most part. They can be a high drive animal. May not take a whole lot of pressure, you need to know when to pull back and let that dog be a dog. They’ve got a killer nose. I mean, their nose I
think is second to none. If you put a bird in the toolies, if you put a bird in high cover, that Golden Retriever is going
to get that bird for you. On the other hand, when you’re running those little dogs in field trials or hunt tests they
can be a slave to their nose and you got to teach them
to pass and to run past that and go and get the mark
they were sent out for. Dog training to me has
absolutely engulfed my life. It’s a huge passion of mine. I do it six days a week. I do have a professional career but I can’t wait dog training
is always on my mind. When I’m at work, I’m thinking about the
mark I’m going to throw. I’m thinking about maybe a
little dog the previous day had hard day and I can’t
wait to get back out there and build that little dog up. When I’m looking, I’m looking at diagrams, I’m thinking of what I’m going to do next and thinking of my next dog. I’ve already got six
month of trials planned. I’m working I’m thinking
how I’m going to work that into my personal life, how I’m going to make my wife happy, and how I’m going to get to these trials. It just absolutely has
just I just have a huge passion for it. I get young dogs and
it’s just like every time I get a young dog it just
rekindles that passion. Like today when we ran those puppies. When you take a young puppy and it’s done force fetched and it’s
starting to be steady and now it can really mark. Now it’s steady, it’s got focus it’s watching the birds. And you can see all the
little lights clicking on that young dog it gives
me chills every time. I can do seven of them
and every time I bring that young dog out and I
can see it just run out there 150 yards 200 yards
and just front foot, what we call front footing that bird, that’s a special dog. And when we can do that
it’s just it’s awesome. When you can say, hey, I taught that dog how to do that. That’s just, that’s an awesome feeling. I love it I can’t get enough of it. (soft music)

70 thoughts on “HUNT TRAINING LABRADOR RETRIEVERS AND GOLDEN RETRIEVERS

  • I love the dogs in this video, but man Mr. Stienwald's passion for his dogs and their training is infatuating!

  • Those were some beautiful dogs and i really like this vuys attitude towards them. Another excellent video…thanks.

  • You do amazing videos! I‘d be very interested in a vid about hunting terrier breeds because I‘m thinking about getting one.

  • Awesome!!! Some great labs and goldens in terrific shape, doing what they were meant to do. Lean, athletic brilliant animals! Doing useful things! I know the world needs pets, but why that had to result in flabradors and short legged, lobotomized goldens is beyond me. There's always at least a middle ground.

    I could watch this forever! If there had been a Chessie in there it would have been even more perfect. But I'll take it!

    Keep it up Zeke!!!

  • I love this!! I have a black lab/golden mix who is the spitting image of the black lab in this video. His mother came from field lines, so he is long, tall, lean and athletic. I often have owners of English labs comment on his build. Some are surprised by how good of shape he’s in. Surprisingly, he doesn’t have a ton of retrieving drive and zero prey drive. He makes a great hiking companion, but also loves to snooze on the couch. These dogs can make amazing family dogs just like the English labs, as long as they get enough exercise.

  • Great work man. You should do one on the Irish Setter Red Setter split between AKC and the Field Dog Stud Book. Bearcat Kennels in Seven Valleys PA has produced two of the winningest field trial dogs ever and will certainly be entering one of them into the hall of fame one day. Id also like to see a video on the English Pointer with a representative of the Miller and Elhew types.

  • Not sure about all the n & outs of YouTube but your vids are becoming the norm for breed specific information . The interviews and video quality is a 10 . I'm a Pitbull man myself but don't forget to diversify (yorkie)lol.. Keep up the good work Homie !!!

  • There are dogs then there are bird dogs. Not a knock on house pets but there is something special about bird dogs. I know people have strong bonds with their pets but the bond between a working dog and owner is incredibly strong, I wish I could describe it. I've had pets before I got a bird dog and there is a difference.

  • we have lab called "pat" and my poppa takes her duck shooting every year around may when the season opens in my country. my dog seems to know when that time is and gets super excited. she is very good and looks in the sky for when the ducks fall. she also never kills birds she only retrieves. own 6 chickens never hurt them in her life, she also managed to drag a live turkey to me.. dunno what she expected me to do with but i praised her anyways lol. going on 10 years and only a few grey hairs, gonna miss her when she goes.

  • I wish you would find someone else for the bluetick coonhound. Preferably someone who actually HUNTS THEM and in the south would be a plus.

  • Very nice video, nice to see Retrievers that actually work. I like them when they’re bred for the field. Thanks for the high quality videos.

  • Really enjoyable interview and video, very professionally shot as always . I really like this guy, you can tell he’s really passionate about his work.

  • Great video! I know so much more about dog breeds then I ever did before, and I work at a vet clinic! This video is fun because you can really see the passion this trainer has for his dogs. Quality entertainment!

  • Zeke is a class act, very personable works hard ALL day, 15 min video = 8 + hours in the field. Talent for bringing out the best of both the handler and the dogs. Big Thank you !

  • Hey Zeke! Love the recent Lab and Golden videos. It would be interesting to see now a couple videos on Labradoodles and Goldendoodles; the similarities with their purebred ancestors and the differences.

  • People forget that dogs love to do very physical things.They are not suppose to sit around the house and do nothing and get fat.Dogs need constant stimulation.Think about the wolf in the wild.Thats how they are meant to be.If you have a dog do things that will make him workout his muscles.

  • How do you contact dogumentary? I want to see some of the amazing sight hounds, like Saluki, Whippets, Greyhound’s

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  • Grew up with Labradors which we used as bird dogs. We hunted doves, ducks, geese, swan. They will retrieve ANYTHING! They are so dedicated to their job they even dive after some of the birds we shoot but dont kill immediately. They are greats dogs, no that I'm grown and on my own with my own family I have a saddle back red and black German Shepherd (west German lines) and a dog I found off the side of the road, he looks like a beagle/sheltie. I love them both! Absolutely my favorite dogs in the world (German Shepherd, Labrador, mutts) they are an all purpose dog for their breed. My mix breed could definitely have easily been a herding or run dog (dogs used to chase deer out for hunters). But he does well as a family pet, the GSD is only 4 months old but he is to be used as a therapy dog when hes old enough. Thought about breeding him but I'm unsure when that would fit into my life (active duty military). We will see how well he does. My parents should have definitely bred their currently lab. Shes unusually smart, and has been the only dog anyone has seen to go in blind and find a bird in under 15 minutes including diving and using her feet to feel around. Shes amazing to watch!

  • So sad seeing a "trainer" using prone collars on the dogs. With all dogs, but especially retrievers you NEVER need to use a harsh hand or methods with prone collars to get the result you want, it just shows what a bad trainer you are. And yeah, he calls himself a amatuer-trainer, I wouldn't even call him a trainer. " The more tools a trainer has to use to control a dog, it just shows how bad or a trainer he is and how much he lacks as a trainer" , said by a real dogtrainer many years ago.
    Too bad that this guy gets attention, when there are so many more and better trainers who don't base their training on punishment and pain for the dogs 🙁 So sad to see.

  • As a guy who has trained Lab Gun dogs since I was a teen boy in the mid 70's one of the most interesting things I have learned is that Black Labs score on avg., slightly higher then Yellow's and significantly higher then the chocolates in the AKC Field Trials. Nobody knows why but they do. Anecdotally speaking I have trained 6 family pet/Gun Labs (2 blacks, 4 yellows) over the years and the two best were Black Labs…with the best one of them needing almost no training at all…he was good to go right out of the chute.

  • Love this! We also love training with our hunting pup, a Lab Golden mix… I loved when he explained the differences between lab and Golden, our mix really is very sensitive and her nose is brilliant but can indeed distract her sometimes. However she is already a brilliant working dog, and she is only 9 months! I only have one question: are those e-colars on the dogs, and if they are, why do you use them? Our dog is so sensitive that if I say "no!" at a distance she already corrects herself…

  • We have a golden retriever cross and he is so lithe and athletic I have wondered if he is from a working line. He regularly climbs the 20 foot mango tree at the bottom of our yard trying to catch birds!

  • "When I know I taught that dog to do that, it feels amazing" (paraphrasing)
    I know that feeling. I do agility with my dogs and it is the best feeling ever, even if they do mess up. When you see your dogs in action and know that you are the reason they are in action, it feels amazing. Words cannot describe the way training a dog feels. It truly is amazing.

  • The level of genuine enthusiasm from this guy is sincerely heart warming. Another great dogumentary from Dogumentary TV!

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