Learning Center

Feb 2018: We have been working on revising our website, we hope you enjoy it. We hope to keep adding content here so you may want to check back frequently.

January 4, 2018
Secrets for preventing gun shyness in the hunting dog before it can become a problem. The best way to prevent gun shyness in your hunting dog is to carefully...
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January 4, 2018
These are the basic cues used by Willow Creek’s trainers.
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January 4, 2018
The “whoa” cue or command is considered essential to the training of a pointing dog. Whoa means to stop and stand still until released. In hunting...
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January 4, 2018
We all like a dog that picks up a bird, brings it right to us, and delivers to hand without the obligatory tug of war. There are some simple things you...
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January 4, 2018
For the most part, training hunting dogs is a timeless art. Ditto for creating a connection between you and your dog, and getting the most out of your...
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January 15, 2018
Last week, we started describing how we teach the ‘whoa’ command. So far, all the lessons have been taught indoors, so we can use a pulley system attached...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a book on training using Willow Creek's methods?

    We have not written a book and do not plan on doing so. We like to share knowlege via our website, facebook and youtube.

Recommended Resources

  • Willow Creek's Youtube Videos
  • George Hickox
  • Delmar/Rick Smith (silent command)
  • Wild Rose Way - Mike Stewart
  • Shawn Dustin - hunt test for retrievers
  • North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
  • Cesar Milan for Pack Leadership
  • Youtube: e-collar Training with Garmin