Training the Pointing Labrador
#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....

#101  Understanding the Mindset of your Dog so you can Make your Training Work more Efficiently

#101 Understanding the Mindset of your Dog so you can Make your Training Work more Efficiently

March 30, 2020

In this episode, we discuss how your dog's mentality, ability to focus, to learn and to process and manage new information needs to be understood.  There are many different types of dogs, just like children, with various learning disabilities or behaviors which just seem obnoxious, but have an organic origin in the dog's head.  It is very helpful to know how to help your dog learn better, and why they may sometimes have difficulty in normal training.

#100 How to Get Your Dog Not to do Something

#100 How to Get Your Dog Not to do Something

March 24, 2020

In this 100th episode, we visit the topic of "How do I get my dog to not ________?"  Dogs always are doing what they have been allowed to believe is okay, so let's look more closely into how to prevent this from even being a problem.

#99 Taking Advantaage of the Opportunity to Train by Yourself During the Social Distancing Times

#99 Taking Advantaage of the Opportunity to Train by Yourself During the Social Distancing Times

March 19, 2020

In this episode, I talk about the training I'm going to carry out with dogs I'm training when you can't train in groups.  This is an excellent time to problem solve, find weaknesses in the work you've done and take advantage of the time and isolation to really establish the communication and responses that will work wonders for you in the future.

#98 How Do I get my Dog to Point?

#98 How Do I get my Dog to Point?

February 27, 2020

In this episode, we talk about getting a dog that will be a good pointing retriever, and how to interpret what you sometimes see in their bird work.  This is a process that takes time, and varies for individual dogs.  We'll talk about some of the differences in approach.

#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..