Whether your dog works the beating line, is part of a picking up team or a solo effort in stalking, these jobs all take their toll on the dog. Working through the brambles and undergrowth, amongst the tree roots and often in hilly terrain, the dog needs to be super fit to perform to their best. Balance, strength, fitness, proprioception and weight lifting (carrying a bird) make up the gun dog, and any weakness in these elements will effect the performance and willingness to work in the long run. Keep your gun dog in tip top condition with a specialised fitness plan working on all the elements described above.
A Pre and Post season check up for these working dogs is paramount to keep these dogs in tip top condition, and enable longevity of their working careers.