Labradors are generally used for retrieving game and are considered to be best used as ‘peg’ dogs or for ‘picking up’.  ‘Peg’ dogs are required sit and stay by the side of its owner while he/she is shooting and then once shooting has finished, retrieving what has been shot.    This requires the owner to be able to direct his/her dog to where the game has fallen.

The training requirements for a Labrador are:

• to go out in a straight line and retrieve game some 100/200 yards away
• to be able to direct the dog left or right and back
• to stop on the whistle
• to sit and stay in one place until instructed to go out for a retrieve
• to jump fences and gates
• to retrieve game from any type of ground ie water, woods, bushes
• to walk to heel

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