Training the Pointing Labrador
#111 More on Pointing

#111 More on Pointing

July 6, 2020

In this episode, we talk about developing point; can pointing be taught, how much time does this take, etc.  So much information about pointing retrievers out there, and so much of it isn't that helpful.  Here we try to break this down a little and understand it from the dog's perspective.

#110 I’m Back, What’s Ahead and Listener Questions

#110 I’m Back, What’s Ahead and Listener Questions

June 30, 2020

After an exciting June and Facebook attack, I'm back to the podcast with an explanation of what happened and discussion of the new Video Series, and several overdue listener questions.

#109 Part III Becoming a Little Bit Better Dog Trainer

#109 Part III Becoming a Little Bit Better Dog Trainer

May 26, 2020

In this third episode about trying to improve your training efforts and relationship with your dog, we talk about evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses and how they impact your dog and your training efforts.  Interesting topic if you don't mind a little introspection.

#108 Part II Becoming a Little Bit Better of a Trainer

#108 Part II Becoming a Little Bit Better of a Trainer

May 22, 2020

In this episode, we talk about framing the best mindset before beginning a training session, whether it is a large group session or just you and your dog.  Where do you replace responsibility for mishaps and poor performances and how do you get the most you can from any training session?  Most good training occurs when externals are not a part of your work, but instead you develop the strong connection and awareness with your canine student.

#107 Part I Becoming Just  a Lttle Bit Better of a Dog Trainer

#107 Part I Becoming Just a Lttle Bit Better of a Dog Trainer

May 18, 2020

In this first of a small series on improving as a trainer and a handler, we discuss teaching how to give more responsibility to your dog for making the right decisions and choices while working. Ultimately we all want a dog that knows what to do and does the work on their own, both in the field and at home.  This begins with the new pup and carries throughout all the work and interactions you have with your dog.

#106 Listener Questions, Puppy Edition

#106 Listener Questions, Puppy Edition

May 4, 2020

In this episode, we talk about getting a puppy to come when called; disciplining a pup; pups and playing with other dogs and finally, What makes a puppy happy.

#105 Beginning Cold Blind Retrieves

#105 Beginning Cold Blind Retrieves

April 24, 2020

In this episode, we talk about the challenge of running cold blind retrieves from the dog's perspective.  Tools for running blind retrieves are taught in the double t.  Pattern blinds allow the practice of these tools, developing confidence and identifying where your dog is weak or strong in their behaviors.  Cold blinds are where we put all this into play, in an activity that in the beginning, can be very confusing for a dog.  Lots to think about on our dog's behalf.

#104 Preparing for the Upland Field

#104 Preparing for the Upland Field

April 14, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the conditions of the upland competitions that have been delayed until warmer than normal months.  To get dogs ready for what's coming, and frankly for any upland hunting, requires developing a level of cardiovascular fitness, a body which can meet the physical demands of the work and an understanding of what you can do to prevent your dog from being injured or just compromised.  

#103 Listener Questions

#103 Listener Questions

April 8, 2020

In this 103rd episode, I answer three questions; Ideas for designing your weekly training program, Difference between "Nice Guy" training and corrective training and How this organized pointing Lab thing got started.

#102 Episode for People with Performance Dogs that will Just be Pets

#102 Episode for People with Performance Dogs that will Just be Pets

April 1, 2020

In this episode, outside of the normal performance based information, I talk about the raising and training of a performance breed (or any breed really), that is slated for pethood instead of the dog games.  Done with my Boulder friends in mind....