Coming to you from the Club Epagneul-U.S. national conclave, I cornered trainer/hunter Jake Bartells between runs. Jake is a consummate trainer with five NAVHDA Invitational Champions and a number of CEB-US titles. Jake brings us up to speed on the breed, the club, the testing process, and then takes us to school on training our own dogs.
Jake's insights on steadiness are priceless ... and I'll bet you haven't heard it explained quite this clearly.
We talk about your off-season training goals, and share some new year's resolutions. Whether you keep them or not is up to you - and your dog.