Training the Pointing Labrador
#68 Puppy Issues and the 4X GMPR Training Program

#68 Puppy Issues and the 4X GMPR Training Program

June 14, 2019

In this episode I talk about working with young puppies to create a dog ready for advanced training, and how to not make things difficult for the dog or yourself in working more challenging aspects of training.  Next, I discuss the elements of a program for getting your dog to the 4X GMPR level, what they are and how to prepare for this falls APLA tests.

#67 Listener Questions

#67 Listener Questions

June 3, 2019

Today I address questions that have been waiting for replies:  1. How to get your dog not to chase birds but point them; 2. Puppy noise and barking; 3. Starting to Run Hunt Tests and 4. In response to a disagreement with the last podcast, winning every training session is not the most important thing.

#66 The Critical Importance of Communication and your Effort

#66 The Critical Importance of Communication and your Effort

May 9, 2019

In this episode, we talk about how the communication between you and your dog, at all times, is the single most important aspect of your training and competitive program.  It is not easy to do this well, and it takes more often times, than most of us think.  I offer some food for thought on how to get better at this dog training game....

#65 Listener Questions

#65 Listener Questions

April 24, 2019

In this episode, I revisit making the whoa training actually work for you and why it might not be; how to be more prepared to run your dog events, and the constant question of "am I doing this puppy/dog the right way or not?"

#64 Part III Whoa Breaking

#64 Part III Whoa Breaking

March 29, 2019

In Part III, I go over the exercises you can go through to thoroughly change your dog's thinking in the upland field, and around birds.  It isn't about force and correction, but completely changing how your dog thinks about his job in the field.  It's actually one of the most pleasant training processes I have, and it can work wonders if you have and take the necessary time.

#63 Whoa Breaking Part II

#63 Whoa Breaking Part II

March 27, 2019

In this episode, we go into the next steps in the whoa breaking process, with emphasis on patience and attention to detail.  Also, we begin some enforcement steps with leash and with electric collar.

#62 Beginning Whoa Training

#62 Beginning Whoa Training

March 24, 2019

In this episode, I talk about how to whoa break a dog, any temperament of dog so that it holds point in the upland field without you having to give  instructions.  The topic is a large one, so this episode begins the process.  The next will continue the process of getting a dog to point and not move unless the bird does....

#61 Setting Training Standards for Yourself and your Dog

#61 Setting Training Standards for Yourself and your Dog

March 17, 2019

In this episode, we have a discussion about your importance in your training outcomes; how you basically make or break your success, and your enjoyment of the training process.  You are a far bigger factor than you may think!

#60 Listener Questions about Puppy Training

#60 Listener Questions about Puppy Training

March 13, 2019

In this  episode, I break down the critical components of training the young pup, and how they affect your future training.

#59 Dog Training for Women Only

#59 Dog Training for Women Only

March 4, 2019

In this 59th episode, we talk about women dog trainers only.  What do we bring to the table, what are our strengths and weaknesses?  How do we negotiate the male world of dog training and do it with success and enjoyment?  Join me on this Ladies Only conversation....