Repetitions make the master, short-handle for the fact that if you want to have a good dog during hunting season, then start your seasonal training in the spring. A perfect world has us working dogs all year long, and ideally we'd spend summers training in the cool, Northern climates. And then, at the first accumulation of snow, we'd follow the ducks, geese and woodcock to the more temperate and snow-free Southern regions adding quail, pheasant and snipe to their daily mix. Pro trainers follow that schedule, but for us bird doggers their wise approach isn't always possible. For us, our dogs pace in kennels surrounded by snow drifts just as they lounge around in front of the fireplace. Spring is in 6 weeks, Punxsutawney Phil told us that. When warmer weather finally arrives use these tips from the Eukanuba training pros to properly put your pup back to work.