In this episode, trying to keep my opinions in check, a discussion of the appropriate use of the electric collar in dog training. There are so many misunderstandings and inappropriate used of this electronic training tool. I hope people take time to give it a little more thought before strapping it on their trusting training buddy...
In this episode, I talk about "hold" problems, does practicing wrong eventually get right, and the blood sport nature of this game. Finishing up with an approach to avoid making handling mistakes at the APLA tests.
In this episode, I break down the training components which if developed by themselves, come together in the upland field to create a finished, polished and accomplished Grand Master Pointing Retriever. It's not so much about practicing upland work by doing upland work. Instead, work on the individual pieces so you don't have to correct or put pressure on your dog when they are upland hunting.
In this episode: question on puppy obedience, on the swim-by, on upland bird training and more discussion on the elements in the plan for your 4X GMPR title.
In this episode, there are more puppy related questions: playing with your other dog, hard mouth and asking more of a young pup. Finally we go into the next stage of setting up and carrying out your plan for getting your highest Pointing Lab titles.
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.
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.
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....