Training the Pointing Labrador
#97 More Listener Questions

#97 More Listener Questions

February 20, 2020

In today's episode, we talk about how behavior problems are created in young puppies; how to figure your way out of a spot when your training procedure isn't working the way it is supposed to and finally, what to do to teach a dog not to break on marks.

#96 Revisiting the Force Fetch

#96 Revisiting the Force Fetch

February 10, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the fundamentals and approach to the very important training process called the Force Fetch.  Understanding this process not only from the mechanics, but from the perspective of your dog being asked to do things which are very unnatural makes it a more understood and reasonable process for both of you.

#95 Dogs Mirror Us in Training and Their Performance

#95 Dogs Mirror Us in Training and Their Performance

January 29, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the topic of how big a factor you and your perspective and state of mind effect how your dog does things.  In fact, dogs mirror what we do and how we are completely, and your training issues, good and bad, rarely stem from the dog....

#94 Podcast Sponsors and Getting Ready for the Hunt Test Season

#94 Podcast Sponsors and Getting Ready for the Hunt Test Season

January 24, 2020

In this episode we talk about the upcoming seminar in Orchard on How to get your steady and finished upland dog, the RMPLC seminar on dog first aid, and how to get ready in the most efficient fashion to the hit the hunt test season successfully and enjoy it in the process.

#93 For my Clients - After taking your finished dog home

#93 For my Clients - After taking your finished dog home

January 15, 2020

In this episode we talk about working the dog that is off the T, running pattern blinds and starting cold blinds.  When to start running meaningful multiples, how to add complication and how to approach water blinds and handling.  Not doing too much at one time is important, especially for someone not having years of experience doing this..

#92 For my Clients - what to do after bringing the started dog home from training

#92 For my Clients - what to do after bringing the started dog home from training

January 15, 2020

In this episode designed specifically for my clients, I describe the activities to undertake to keep their dogs training sharp, and to continue to advance it.  This is for dogs that have been training in the basics, force fetch, collar condition, retrieves on land and water and upland work.

#91  The Only Shortcut in Dog Training

#91 The Only Shortcut in Dog Training

January 8, 2020

In this episode, we breakdown what it takes to communicate effectively with your dog on a continuous basis, and how that helps you training difficult things in tandem with your dog.  Mostly, it is just paying a lot of attention to the little things..

#90 The Walk

#90 The Walk

January 2, 2020

The Walk is the single most powerful training tool I have ever used with a dog - any kind of dog for any kind of purpose.  In this episode we break down the walk into its elements, the purpose and the immense results you can get if you practice it consistently.

#89 Upland Hunting with the Pointing Retriever

#89 Upland Hunting with the Pointing Retriever

December 18, 2019

In this episode, I discuss the 3 rules of hunting with the beginner pointing retriever, or the finished superstar.  We also talk about some general guidelines which allow you to hunt with your developing dog without sacrificing the control you'll need for hunt tests and titles.  This should always be a whole lot of fun, not a rule-filled chore.

#88 Developing Point in the Young Retriever

#88 Developing Point in the Young Retriever

December 11, 2019

In this episode, we discuss how to bring out the natural point in a way that makes sense; how to handle the pointing puppy that quits pointing and how to patiently get back to a good performance in the upland field.