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Point & Set: Get Your Red and White Setter to Work

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Tags: Red And White Setter, Working Dog, Hunting Dog

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Simply put, the Red and White Setter is made to work. Even today, the Red and White Setter is most sought after for companionship and for hunting. Now that you've adopted your Red and White Setter, you're probably wondering how you can turn him into the skilled gundog he's been purported to be. Training your Red and White Setter to work as a gundog can be simple with consistent training from a firm hand. However, training the Red and White Setter will take a bit longer than your average gundog. If properly trained, their skills may equal or surpass that of their rivals.
Although Red and White Setters may take longer to train, they are intelligent and eager to learn so training should be relatively simple. Plenty of rewards from treats to hugs and your Red and White Setter will learn pretty much any task set before him. But training the Red and White Setter to be a working dog isn't all ice cream and dog biscuits as this breed can be very stubborn and cunning during the training process. Because of this, training your pet fifteen to twenty minutes each day rather than just a few hours per week is recommended. Red and White Setters have an incredibly high energy level and if they aren't kept mentally or physically stimulated, the mind will wander and nothing is more difficult than training a bored and stubborn dog.
The high energy level and the enthusiasm for the outdoors will make the Red and White Setter a true natural in the outdoors. This breed enjoys working and once they've been properly trained, they will be great companions that know and understand the needs of their master. In the field, the Red and White Setter excels in catching the scent of the game without making much noise and rather than being impulsive and pouncing on the game, this breed stops dead in their tracks and 'sets' upon finding the exact location of the game. This tremendous skill can be easily taught using pigeons, but seeking a qualified professional will produce better results.
If you notice that your Red and White Setter often chases birds, it's a good indication that your dog has a natural proclivity for hunting and will be successful in the field. The Red and White Setter has natural hunting instincts and only requires basic training so that he is used to taking orders from you or a member of your hunting party and to make sure that he does set upon his prey rather than tackle it outright. A Red and White Setter's energy level can often blind it from its goal, that's why it's important that you give him his daily exercise. If this breed cannot burn that excess energy, training them to do anything will be increasingly difficult. Take care of your Red and White Setter properly and he, in turn, will take care of you.

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