Training Gun Dog Training: How to Steady your Dog Gun Dog TV October 5th, 2011 | More From Gun Dog TV Share0 Tweet Email Many retrievers have a natural instinct to break their heel or steady position once a bird is in the air or a gun has been fired. Basically, the dog will break naturally if you let him. Not only is this a nuisance when you’re hunting, but you’re dog won’t mark near as well when he’s breaking. Steadying can be a long process, but it’s an important one if you want to give your dogs the tools to help you succeed in the field. Here’s a training technique that will help keep your dog steady until you’re ready for it to retrieve. Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Gun Dog Magazine Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More training Show More Get the Gun Dog Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. 10 Tips For Keeping Your Dog CoolRead Now! Advertisement LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 7 issues for the low price of just $10! Subscribe!