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2209, 2020

Training vs Testing

By |September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Training vs Testing

I often invite my clients or dog sport friends to join me for training days at the kennel.  We are normally going full tilt boogie six days a week and can always use another set of hands.  Some days there’s a pile of dogs

2108, 2020

Why Clicker Train Your Gun Dog?

By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Clicker Train Your Gun Dog?

Let me just start by saying that there is power in reward based training systems.  To deny that in the modern era is foolish.  Many (maybe most) accomplished working dog trainers around the world employ some sort of lure/reward system as a foundation on

3105, 2020

What Makes Our Pointing Dogs Do the Things They Do?

By |May 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What Makes Our Pointing Dogs Do the Things They Do?

Prey drive is defined as: The instinctive inclination of a carnivore to find, stalk, pursue, capture, and kill prey.  When we ask our pointing dogs to perform in the field we are leaning on their inherent desire to perform these individual functions of prey

1904, 2020

Let’em Roll

By |April 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Let’em Roll

“Can’t push a rope up hill.” “You can teach whoa, but you can’t teach go.” “Easier to peel it off than to put it on.” These are just a few of the cliches I’ve heard about starting pups over the years.  This sort of

1304, 2020

How to Train a Dog Part IV

By |April 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Train a Dog Part IV

Introduction to “Pressure”   Before I start this I’ll offer my normal disclaimer:  These are my opinions.  I’ve written this without the use of references.  There is a chance that I am misinformed.  This is not the only way to train a dog.  As

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