- Hunt tests and field trials attempt to accurately re-create hunting scenarios and test the dogs ability to locate and retrieve birds.
- The handler and the dog must work as a team. This requires an advanced level of training communication, steadiness, and obedience. It also requires a high level of trust between the dog and handler.
- There are a number of dedicated field enthusiasts in the Toller community. This sport demands perseverance and practice.
- Tollers are highly intelligent and learn quickly. They are also known for their sensitivity to physical and emotional pressure. At the same time, they can be extremely strong willed. If you have patience and a creative attitude, Tollers are a joy to work with in the field.
- NSDTRC (USA) offers a series of Toller specific field tests - see below. Our field titles can be added to an individual Toller's AKC record and pedigree.