Quartering ‘Get your bird dog back into the hunt’ We are not training our pointing dogs to cut back and forth the entire time we are hunting, that would be silly. Cutting or turning your dog on command is a
Consistency, Patience and Praise The most asked question “how do I get my dog to come back to me”. Since we are talking and training pointing dogs, my first response, ‘why do you want them to come back to you?
We talk a lot about keeping our hunting dogs safe and away from danger, in this case it happened way too fast. While running a young pointing dog on wild birds, I noticed the pup working a large prickly pear
Don’t push your dog beyond the limits just to hunt the next valley. We hunt in extreme terrains and conditions, assess the situation and remember you have a responsibility to keep your dog safe, hydrated, and getting back to the
A friend, mentor and avid bird hunter once said to me: His BEST pointing dogs were the ones “on edge”. Either training or hunting you could sense their intensity. Each dog had that “Game On” switch and this moment in
The goal is to make your pointing dog “Stop, Stand and Hold Point” on the first encounter of a bird aka “scent cone or sight”. “Training the dogs nose”. You have to train your pointing dog to recognizing the scent
Years have since past and I’ve yet to meet his match. A spectacular athlete, faithful and wise. Proudly holding birds, he defined the moment for all those heart pounding arrivals. My job was simple, try to keep pace, locate and