We break our own dogs following Maurice Lindleys own personal style of training from the West Method. Maurice owns Lindley Kennels in Piedmont, SC. I liked the idea of training myself to really learn more and personally be hands on with my own dogs. I started reading and learning about different techniques and this made the most sense to me allowing the bird to teach the dog. Breaking our own dogs really allows us to read different behaviors during the breaking process & see what we would like try to change in our dogs in the next generation.
Below is some pictures of our dogs learning to be a finished Gun Dog.
Bailee was a tough dog to break & keep broke. She was very prey driven & loads of style. But she was also hard to mess up with during training. It took a fair amount of patience and time but in the end she has turned out to be a great fun dog. During breaking she never lost her run or style.