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Lyle & Jack 1st Place
with owner Neal
We train professional athletes
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feeding time we give Hunt Dog
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& four other placements
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August 2014 Tip
Last month we showed you how to teach your pup to heel. It is very important your pup learn to heel consistently. This is the foundation for teaching your pup the most important command: WHOA for pointing dogs and SIT for flushing dogs.
The ultimate goal is to have a dog that WHOAs/SITs on command in the field at a distance from us. Pointing dogs need to remain staunch on point (WHOA) until the hunter. Then he/she comes and flushes, shoots and commands the retrieval of the bird. Flushing dogs need to SIT on the flush until the hunter shoots and commands the retrieve. You can see why these commands are so important.
Start by having your dog walk at heel on lead. Then command either WHOA or SIT (based on breed type). The dog, no doubt, will try to continue forward. Return the dog back to the heel position and command WHOA/SIT. Keep repeating the process and vary the distance between HEEL & WHOA/SIT commands. Repeat this drill a minimum of 50 to 100 times per training session. You can incorporate this drill into a square or figure 8 patterns. This will also teach your dog to HEEL properly on inside and outside turns. You will use the leads to keep the dog from falling back on an outside turn and from moving in front on inside turns. Now you are teaching your dog two commands in one drill!
Once your dog WHOAs/SITs consistently, it is time to "up the ante." Start by having your dog WHOA/SIT and take a small step to the side. When the dog moves with you, which he will, put him back in the original position and command WHOA/SIT. Repeat the process until the dog stays and does not follow. Then increase the distance between you and the dog. Now go forward, backward and 360 degrees around the dog on a 6 foot lead. Then move on to the 30 foot check cord and continue the process until you can go to the end of the cord.
Continue the process until you can do this without the check cord and your dog remains in position. Next month, we will work on getting your dog to WHOA/SIT on command while running in the field.
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