Gun Dog Training Tag Archive

Understanding Timing in Bird Dog Training

Timing is a critical foundation to good bird dog training. The instant it takes to drop your car keys from your fingertips to the floor is all the time you have to relay a message...

#57 | Paint River Llewellins and Breeding Better Grouse Dogs with Kyle Warren – Project Upland Podcast

Do you know the difference between a Llewellin setter and an English setter? Or the difference between a tracking dog and a true dog? When it comes to setters, Kyle Warren, owner...

Should You Use Dog Treats in Gun Dog Training?

Exploring the question, “To treat or not to treat?” A short while ago, I spoke with a behaviorist friend of mine, Matt McKenny, who also owns versatile hunting dogs. I...

Resetting Your Bird Dog in Training – The Recovery Process

Keeping your bird dog in a training state of mind “That’s it. I’m sending my dog away to be trained!” So training didn’t go your way today and you are left with...

The Five Mental States of Bird Dogs in Training

The mental state of you and your bird dog can make the difference between success and failure in training. “Anyone seen my dog?” I don’t know who that dog is out...

Things a Novice Should Know about Bird Dog Training

First Time Advice on Bird Dog Training from a Struggling Novice Beginning on the path of bird dog training is no small feat. It is a world of obstacles, failures, and defeat. But...