Deutsch Drahthaar vom Moorehaus
 
Bred by hunters for responsible hunting.
 
   
 
Forrest Moore
 
Breed standard...
through performance
to standard.
 
Member:
Southeast Hunter Chapter
(SEHC.org)
 
Verein
Deutsch-Drahthaar
Group North America
(VDD-GNA.org)
Arko vom Moorehaus at 12 yrs old (Dec 2012)
Arko vom Moorehaus
2000-2015
 
  NATURAL RETRIEVERS?

It should be stated here that the following applies to ALL hunting and retrieving breeds. The instinct to retrieve objects for his/her owner is a valued and inherited trait that is as strong in the DD as in any of the retrieving breeds. While the majority of all hunting dogs are specialist at their designated task, the Deutsch Drahthaar is required to perform multiple tasks under widely varied conditions. With any breed, reliable and consistent performance can only be accomplished with the proper training of a DEDICATED OWNER.

In today's world of "political correctness" and "non-accountability" it is tempting to call our companions NATURAL RETRIEVERS. But, be honest with yourself. How many times have you been afield or in a duck blind, only to see a dog refuse to complete a retrieve or, worse yet, refuse to go out? How many times have you heard a dog owner say, "well, he just wants to keep hunting" or "that's the first time he's ever done that"? Often times, these so called NATURAL RETRIEVERS are needlessly subjected to barrages of verbal and physical abuse when they fail to NATURALLY RETRIEVE in front of their owner's hunting buddies. Hunting with a NATURAL RETRIEVER can be likened to making a major business transaction without a signed contract....without it, you have no recourse.

Situations, such as these, can be prevented by a process called FORCED TRAINING TO RETRIEVE or FORCE BREAKING, as it more commonly known. Force breaking may not be for those that are less than DEDICATED to a hunting dog's use as an efficient conservation tool. By relying on NATURAL RETRIEVING, you are bypassing training that insures the RELIABLE RETRIEVAL and humane dispatch of wounded game. Training for 10-15 minutes per day, 5 days per week, for 2 months, will give you an impressive and efficient hunting partner that has a full understanding of his duties. It may not be one of the more enjoyable aspects of training, but it is certainly the most responsible and rewarding. Proper force breaking is a signed contract between you and your dog.

The preceding snippets of opinions, advice, and experience have been observed and passed on by those much more knowledgeable than I. For detailed information on Force Training visit: The Hows and Whys of the Forced Retrieve

 
   
 
Deutsch Drahthaar vom Moorehaus
Forrest Moore
Member:
Southeast Hunter Chapter
SEHC.org
Member:
Verein Deutsch-Drahthaar
Group North America
VDD-GNA.org
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