Training the Pointing Labrador
#203 Listener Response and Breeding Soapbox

#203 Listener Response and Breeding Soapbox

June 22, 2022

In this episode, I discuss responses I received from the puppy raising podcast and talk briefly about breeding and often unwanted dogs.

#202 How to Best Prepare your Pup for Formal or Professional Training

#202 How to Best Prepare your Pup for Formal or Professional Training

June 13, 2022

In this single topic episode, I break down the things I think go into getting a youngster ready to leave the fuzzy puppy world and either be professionally trained, or formally trained by you.  There are some significant factors which save time, training money and the well-being of your dog.

#201 Three Listener Questions

#201 Three Listener Questions

June 1, 2022

In this episode, I take up 3 questions:  1.  Training your pointing retriever with non-pointing retriever people, 2. Puppy introduction to upland birds and 3. The impact of excessive talking while training or handling your dog.

#200 Listener Questions

#200 Listener Questions

May 25, 2022

In this post-test episode, I answer three listener issues:  1.  How old is too old to train a dog, 2. Getting good at training requires experience more than education, and 3. Can I train an upland retriever on retriever things first and then upland or not?

 

G update, now that she's a 1.5 X GMPR!

#199 The Most Important Aspect to Consider in Dog Training

#199 The Most Important Aspect to Consider in Dog Training

May 16, 2022

In this 199th episode, I talk about the single topic of basing your training on what your dog's behavior is telling.  You need to assess what is on your dog's mind, more than just what their behavior is.  It is an important topic for those with young dogs (and those with older dogs.)

#198 Steps in Raising the Pointing Retriever Puppy

#198 Steps in Raising the Pointing Retriever Puppy

May 8, 2022

In this episode, I break down the 3 aspects critical to raising a retriever planned for upland hunting.  The significance of the Walk, Retrieving and Bird Exposure.  Assembled in a way that makes sense to a pup, it creates a hunting partner which clearly understands its role in your hunting.  Not hard, just takes a little thought...

#197 G Update and Two Listener Questions

#197 G Update and Two Listener Questions

May 2, 2022

In this episode, after describing G's first run in the APLA Master tests, I address two listener issues:  

1. Staying "in the literal moment" while running competitive events and 

2. What to do with all the "down time" when raising a puppy.  After the walk and obedience training, what do we do with all the other time?

 

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#196 Listener Question about Finishing the Upland Fields and Starting Cold Blinds

#196 Listener Question about Finishing the Upland Fields and Starting Cold Blinds

April 4, 2022

In this episode, in response to a request, we talk about how to take a fire breathing dragon in the upland field to be staunch and steady, and then how to transition from pattern blinds to cold blinds.  Both are BIG steps, which are most easily taken by building from fundamentals, teaching, teaching, teaching....

 

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#195 Thoughts on Designing your Training Program

#195 Thoughts on Designing your Training Program

March 27, 2022

In this episode, based on a client inquiry as to "how many hours a day" I train a dog, I discuss the thinking about daily training efforts.  More is virtually never better, often much worse to do to a dog in training.  Join this discussion on approaching the most effective way to train your dog for your desired outcome.

 

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# 194 Listener Questions

# 194 Listener Questions

March 16, 2022

In today's episode, I address three questions I've gotten from people.  1.  How do you pick where you get your pup; how do you know if it's the right fit? 2. What things are there to do with my retriever, what venues, what kind of competition?  And 3. Some ideas about utilizing training groups and local clubs to prepare for the upcoming competitive season.

 

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