Kooikers are like no other breed and a true understanding of their normal temperament and character seems to get lost among wishful thinking and assumptions.
In my last post about designing and building a training eenenkooi (Building a practice eendenkooi) – my “feendenkooi” – I briefly touched on how I have been training the dogs to toll. I wanted to expand upon the training process in a separate post. Briefly, the behavior ideally looks like this: the handler/boss stands on the
A little background Kooikers were (and some still are) used to lure ducks down a covered canal into a trap (called a kooi – thus their name!). The canal (called a pijp = pipe) is dug off the side of a duck pond, and is curved so the end is not visible to the ducks.