Bill Hillmann Retriever Training Philosophy
The most important part to training is to develop a relationship with your dog that will create a bond and a partnership. This will be based on respect and kindness and that will last forever. The way to develop trust can only occur with consistency . . . so, if you are consistent then you are dependable . . . and if you become dependable then you are trustworthy. Then because you are trustworthy you will create a dog that is compliant. This trust will sustain itself even in the most demanding situations. [Read more]
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Bill explains his way of starting a retriever puppy, to get him started in the right direction.
This beginning training will create habits and form a relationship that will be the foundation for any retrieving activities whether it’s hunting ducks, chasing a tennis ball in your backyard, or going into competitive events.