Training the Pointing Labrador
#171 G Update and a Discussion about the Use of Pressure in Training

#171 G Update and a Discussion about the Use of Pressure in Training

October 12, 2021

In this episode, we hear what's up with G, and then discuss what training pressure is to you, your dog, and how to use it with understanding and a little compassion.

#170 G Update and Listener Questions

#170 G Update and Listener Questions

October 7, 2021

In this episode, after discussing G's latest progress, I address 3 listener questions; getting a pup to come when called with the cord, raising a youngster so that as a dog it stays with you and doesn't run off wherever it would like, and finally - is a well trained really a tired dog??  Join me and find out...

#169 G Update, Listener Questions and a Personal Moment

#169 G Update, Listener Questions and a Personal Moment

September 20, 2021

Today I describe what G is up to (hint, things go well).  Three listener questions about hunting the moderately interested dog, the excessively interested dog and the youngster.  Finally I take a personal moment to explain the latest in my life...

#168 G Update, Listener Questions and the APLA Triple Crown

#168 G Update, Listener Questions and the APLA Triple Crown

September 14, 2021

In this episode, after bringing you up to date on G's latest progress, two questions about young puppy obedience and finally a discussion of the Triple Crown a week ago and the great dogs that ran in it...

#167 G Update and the Importance of Noticing Things

#167 G Update and the Importance of Noticing Things

August 31, 2021

Today, after describing G's latest developments and status, a discussion about developing the skill of noticing what your dog is trying to tell you.  It is the best way to shortcut problems and keep things very clear between you and your student.

#166 G Update and an Approach to Trouble Shooting your Training Approach

#166 G Update and an Approach to Trouble Shooting your Training Approach

August 23, 2021

In this episode, after a short G discussion, I break down a slightly different way to evaluate your work with your dog, and how to come up with some ideas to make it more consistent and effective.

#165 G Update, Book Update and Learning to run Blinds Well

#165 G Update, Book Update and Learning to run Blinds Well

August 18, 2021

In this episode, after bringing all up to date on G's latest, introducing the new website off of which Training the Pointing Labrador book can be published (Batesworks.net), we discuss how to get your dog to be a skilled and confident runner of any kind of blind, in simple or difficult situations.  It just takes a good understanding of how the dog interprets this activity, and your practice in the art of the "Conversation of the Blind Retrieve"

#164 G Update and Preparation for Competition

#164 G Update and Preparation for Competition

August 9, 2021

After a brief update about G's progress, I talk about the need to prepare mentally for our dog events.  Even the simplest stakes require 100% of your  mental focus, and certainly the highest stakes are almost impossible without it.  It is always better to have developed some means to prepare yourself to be the best dog handler possible on game day..

#163 G Update and Why Things can go Wrong with your Finished Dog

#163 G Update and Why Things can go Wrong with your Finished Dog

August 2, 2021

In this episode, after a brief update on G's training progress, I talk about problems that occur with a well trained dog, that are hard to understand or fix.  Generally, it comes down to who is doing the work in the effort, and who has a bit of a 'free ride'.  An interesting thought process for those who are at the more advanced levels.

#162 Bringing Home and Maintaining the Finished PL

#162 Bringing Home and Maintaining the Finished PL

July 20, 2021

For one special client, taking home his first fully finished pointing Lab, this podcast outlines the approach to continue to develop the dog's abilities, which include basic obedience, marked retrieves, blind retrieves and staunch upland work.  By hunting season, the duo should be pretty deadly....

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