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Reinforcing Retrieve and Hold
January 28, 2013
This video explains how you can reinforce a retrieve to hand without the dog dropping the dummy, or bird.
Retrieving on Land and Water
January 16, 2013
Chad and Honker work on retrieving on land and water.
Steadiness Drill with Pigeons
April 26, 2012
Watch Honker work on his steadiness in the pigeon coup and recall pen.
Retrieving Games with Kids
August 27, 2012
Watch a 4 year old play retrieving games with a 9 week old puppy.
Steady to Release Training (3 part series)
August 14, 2012
Chad uses a clicker, pigeons and a whoa post to develop Honker's steadiness.
How to Cure the Gun Shy Hunting Dog
January 1, 2008
It’s easier to methodically condition a dog to gunfire than to cure a case of gun shyness. But if you have patience, there is hope for the gun-shy dog.
Making Gun Part of the Fun
January 17, 2010
Tips for preventing gun shyness in the hunting dog before it can become a problem.
Training Cues Used at Willow Creek
January 18, 2010
Here are the training cues we typically use during training.
Teaching the "Whoa Command" (Part 1)
January 15, 2010
The "whoa" cue is considered essential to the training of a pointing dog. Learn about the steps in the process of training "whoa."
Teaching the "Whoa" Command (Part 2)
January 8, 2010
This article builds on Part 1 of developing the "whoa" cue.