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September 2014 Tip
In this month's tip we are going to start teaching your pointing dog staunchness on point. Your dog must know the WHOA command and perform it consistently "off lead" in the field before proceeding with this step.
First, place a check cord around the dog's flank, as shown in the photo below. Place a pigeon or quail in cover so the dog cannot see it. The bird can be placed in a release or dizzied and placed into the cover. You do not want the bird to flush prematurely, hence the release or dizzying of the bird.
Lead the dog into the wind and into the bird – commonly referred to as the scent cone. Watch closely and note when the dog makes scent contact. Encourage the dog to point by restraining it on the check cord. DO NOT SAY WHOA AT THIS TIME. The first few times the dog will jump in and flush the bird. Let the bird fly off and let your dog chase it. This will teach your dog it cannot catch the bird. After several repetitions, you dog will eventually let its natural pointing instincts take over and point – not just jump in & chase.
Keep tension on the cord until the dog stops pulling forward, towards the bird – until the dog establishes point. The dog will hold point for a few seconds before jumping in and flushing the bird. When he does, command WHOA to keep him from chasing. He should have learned he cannot catch the bird, from the previous drill, and will stop on his own.
Repeat this drill and gradually increase the length of time the dog holds point before it breaks to flush the bird. Repeat until the dog learns to hold point for at least 5 minutes. The next step is to get your dog to do this "off lead." You will need an electronic training collar (E-collar) to proceed. We will discuss how to introduce your dog to and how to use the collar next month.
To learn more about dog trainig and upland hunting, visit my website.
See you next month with another training tip.
CJ & Shawnee
ZoomDog® is designed to meet the unique needs of upland bird and waterfowl dogs. We hunt. We work with dogs. We know their needs.
Your gun dog has special needs that other dogs don’t have. You need products designed for these special needs, not just any dog. We realize the special bond you have to your dog. They are active for longer periods of time, under often harsh conditions. They are in and out of kennels, constantly moving, sitting patiently in cold conditions, working through heavy cover, in and out of cold and other situations that most dogs never experience.
They need special ingredients to keep them strong, support their endurance and keep their joints flexible, allowing them to hunt for extended years. All that work, wear and tear on their joints means they need special nutrients to keep them hunting stronger and longer. Their skin and coats need to be healthy to keep them warm and healthy throughout hunting season, and year round. Your gun dog isn’t just a good hunting buddy, they are also an investment in time, money and affection. Keep them in peak condition and you’ll enjoy many more years of successful hunting with your special dog.
If your gun dog is showing any of these signs, you need to check out Hunt Dog Hunt™ Performance Formula with antioxidants and joint strength nutrients.
In The Field:
Hunts very close or walks by your side
Reluctance to Kennel, or jump in & out of truck
Stiffness after working or in the mornings
Reluctance to keep going all day
Difficulty getting up or climbing stairs
Reluctance to jump in or out of your truck
Tenderness or whining when their joints are touched
Don’t like to have their back or legs touched
Licking a joint
If your gun dog has any of these symptoms, you need to check out Itchy Dog Skin, Coat & Allergy Formula.
Scratching a lot
Watery eyes or nose
Red, irritated skin
White flakes like dandruff
Chewing on paws
Inside of elbow joint is inflamed
Redness inside earflap
Crustiness around eyes
Redness on chin or lip folds
Crusty skin lesions
Easy Dog is a natural, calming formula for travel, training and other times when you want to quiet your dog down some. Check out the details.
Daily Dog is a daily dietary supplement designed to help your sporting dog enjoy optimum health throughout its lifetime. Check out the details.
ZoomDog® – we know what your sporting dog needs, in the field – on the water. 800-876-8660