Many pet owners begin to think of their dogs like children and they begin to wonder what, if anything is in their pet's future. You may be wondering the same thing about your Red and White Setter. While this is a fun-loving breed that does enjoy working in the field, gauging its ambitions is quite difficult. The Red and White Setter does have a few goals in life, but they aren't what you're thinking.
Once introduced as part of a loving family, the Red and White Setter's only goal will be to please his owners. If your goal was to secure an amazing hunting companion, with proper training, your Red and White Setter can be the best hunting companion. Regular exercise and playtime will be a dream realized for this playful pup with tons of energy to burn. Hunting is literally hard-wired into the DNA of the Red and White Setter so turning him into an excellent hunter of all game is a goal this breed can certainly achieve.
Were you hoping to take that beautiful feathered coat and let it shine in a competition? Training a Red and White Setter to become a show dog will require some time and dedication but as long as it's consistent, this breed will certainly respond. Your dog is determined to gain your love and will fulfill just about any task you require, as long as a job well done is met with a pat on the head or a rub of the belly or even a tasty treat. Many owners have many goals for their dogs, and luckily the Red and White Setter has just one goal: keeping you happy.
It is important however, that as the owner of a Red and White Setter that you don't set your goals too high. This is a very intelligent and capable pet that is very willing to take orders but if pushed too far, this breed will shut down and begin having behavioral problems. Training this breed, regardless of task, requires a firm but gentle hand. Finding that equal balance in achieving your goals for the Red and White Setter will be crucial to realizing those goals. Do not be fooled by the high spirit of this breed, it is very independent and can become stubborn if it detects anything but affection in your demeanor.
You may have goals for your Red and White Setter, but this breed is easy to please. It just wants to be a part of a loving family that loves to spend endless hours participating in outdoor activities. Placing too much pressure on your Red and White Setter to be something that it is not can swiftly change the demeanor of your pet. Keep your goals realistic and whatever they are; seek the help of qualified professionals to assist you in achieving these goals.