Companion Gundog Lesson 3 

Pointing Dogs, an Overview

Read the following blog posts:

What to Expect When You Send Your Dog to Me

What Makes Our Pointing Dogs Do the Things They Do?



-Genetic Selection


-Field Trials

-Hunt Tests


-Questing Dog



-Refined Stalking Instince

-“Setting” birds for the net

-Pointing for shooting flying


-Often lacking the “ball drive” of retrievers and spaniels

-Versatile breeds vs specialists



Natural Bird Dog

-Grandpa story anecdote 

-Many ways to skin a cat

-Don’t be in a hurry

-Often a three year process

-Drive building beliefs vs no chase

-Recall and whoa

-Stoping chase, and stopping creep

-Many methods