Dog Training: The Questions That Keep Coming Back | Ep: #62

Dog training conjures up a whole lot of questions, and lately we have seen a trend of topics that seem to come up over and over. In this episode of the podcast we go over these questions that keep coming back. From hold conditioning, to overall dog training mentality, this is one that you won’t want to miss!

As always, deer dog trainingthanks for tuning in and keep the questions and feedback coming.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Turnpike Troubadours for allowing us to use a snippet from one of our all-time favorite songs The Bird Hunter.  Make sure to check out their music, they are a favorite of ours.

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Puppies: Forming Habits That Last A Lifetime | Ep: #61

Puppies are the focus of today, and a number of questions about different aspects of puppy training comes up from a few questions via Instagram. There is a reason we don’t worry about time, how old our dogs are, where other people’s dogs are at in their training, or comparing our dogs to any one else’s. Going too fast in our dog training creates habits that are not permanent, they don’t stick! Our dogs may take longer to train, they may not be as far along as some other dogs, but in the end the things we train into our dogs will stick, and our dogs will be a-lot farther ahead in the long run. We go slow because we are forming habits that last a lifetime, not quick fixes that fade away.

As always, deer dog trainingthanks for tuning in and keep the questions and feedback coming.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Turnpike Troubadours for allowing us to use a snippet from one of our all-time favorite songs The Bird Hunter.  Make sure to check out their music, they are a favorite of ours.

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Perfecting The Delivery: How We Encourage Hold From The Start | Ep: #60

Perfecting the delivery is something that we work on from the very start with our retrievers. We talk a lot about hold conditioning, but that does not come into play until the dog is mature. What we haven’t done a good enough job of doing is stressing and showing you the things we do from the very beginning to encourage a good delivery, and in turn making the hold conditioning process much easier when we get to that point. In this episode, we discuss the ways we encourage and perfect a good delivery to hand with our retrievers.

As always, deer dog trainingthanks for tuning in and keep the questions and feedback coming.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Turnpike Troubadours for allowing us to use a snippet from one of our all-time favorite songs The Bird Hunter.  Make sure to check out their music, they are a favorite of ours.

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Coax and Correct: Molding Dogs and Building Connection | Ep: #59

Coax and correct; a phrase Jeremy recently picked up. We often find that these mentalities and overall strategies we talk about with dog training applies to much more in our lives than just dog training. On this episode, Jeremy describes a recent experience he has had by joining blacksmithing class, how it connected to training dogs, and how a lot more was learned than just how to pound steel. By creating and molding his project by himself, that piece of metal holds a ton more value and connection than if he were to have just bought it in a store. The same is true with our dogs. There is certain connection that forms from working with your dog, one that you don’t get by sending it off to a trainer.

As always, deer dog trainingthanks for tuning in and keep the questions and feedback coming.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Turnpike Troubadours for allowing us to use a snippet from one of our all-time favorite songs The Bird Hunter.  Make sure to check out their music, they are a favorite of ours.

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Hold Conditioning Questions: Stop Retrieving! | Ep: #58

Hold conditioning questions have been coming in hot and heavy lately. On episode #58 of the pawdcast we are tackling these questions, and addressing some common mistakes we see with people struggling to get through hold conditioning. One of these mistakes is that people are continuing to retrieve with their dog while being in the process of hold conditioning. By doing this, you will be erasing all progress you have made throughout the process. Do not retrieve until after you are through with the hold conditioning process!

As always, deer dog trainingthanks for tuning in and keep the questions and feedback coming.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Turnpike Troubadours for allowing us to use a snippet from one of our all-time favorite songs The Bird Hunter.  Make sure to check out their music, they are a favorite of ours.

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Pack Dynamics: Dog Listens to Me, But Not My Family | Ep: #57

Pack dynamics within our households is a very common thing that we find people struggle with. On episode #57 of the podcast, we are going to dive into where your dogs place in the pack should be, and how you and everyone in your household becomes the leader.

We recently received a question come in about a guy who has a dog that listens well to him, but does not listen to his wife. This type of issue seems to be very common, and the reason is that the dog feels it is higher up in the pack than your wife, so therefore does not have respect for her. Follow along to this episode how we fix this issue of pack dynamics within the family.

Your family is your pack, and you need to get your dog to understand that his place within the pack is not in the front.

As always, deer dog trainingthanks for tuning in and keep the questions and feedback coming.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Turnpike Troubadours for allowing us to use a snippet from one of our all-time favorite songs The Bird Hunter.  Make sure to check out their music, they are a favorite of ours.

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Organizing Dog Training: Compartmentalizing Our Training | Ep: #56

Organizing dog training is an essential part of how we approach our training. We need to compartmentalize, and separate different parts of our training. This organization of our thoughts, ideas, and things that come up as we go through our training will help us to become a better handler.

We recently received a question that had a whole pile of different ideas piled into aa few sentences, which caused Jeremy to dive into how important it is to compartmentalize these dog training thoughts in order to be more organized, not only for yourself but also for your dog.

As always, deer dog trainingthanks for tuning in and keep the questions and feedback coming.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Turnpike Troubadours for allowing us to use a snippet from one of our all-time favorite songs The Bird Hunter.  Make sure to check out their music, they are a favorite of ours.

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Crate Training, Kenneling Up, and Solving Problems | Ep: #55

Crate training, kenneling up, and solving problems is the topic of discussion in episode #55 of the DogBone Pawdcast. These questions came in via Facebook, and lead into some great information on how we do these things, why, and what to be careful of when we do run into problems in our training.

When a pup starts the crate training process, we can not let them out just because they are barking and whining. This will intern make the pup realize that barking and winning is how he gets what he wants, and will amplify it the next time around.

As always, deer dog trainingthanks for tuning in and keep the questions and feedback coming.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Turnpike Troubadours for allowing us to use a snippet from one of our all-time favorite songs The Bird Hunter.  Make sure to check out their music, they are a favorite of ours.

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DogBone Handler’s Workshops: What You Need To Know | Ep: #54

DogBone Handler’s Workshops are fast approaching, so we decided to make this podcast on everything you will need to know about the 2020 workshops.  We get so many questions about them; is my dog too old, too young, far enough along, allowed to come if it’s not a hunting dog…what are these DogBone handlers workshops all about anyway?  There’s such a special place on our hearts for all of the attendees. Watching everyone push boundaries, get outside of their comfort zone, build patience and understanding as handlers while taking away strong life lessons that pertain to so much more than raising a dog.

Following each workshop, our team ends up feeling like we gain as much, if not more, than those attending.  It’s not so much about the dogs at these workshops, it’s about the people.  Listen to this episode to find out why, as well as the dates and information about the upcoming 2020 DogBone Handler’s Workshops!

As always, The DogBone Pawdcastthanks for tuning in and keep the questions and feedback coming. We appreciate it more than you know!

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Turnpike Troubadours for allowing us to use a snippet from one of our all-time favorite songs The Bird Hunter.  Make sure to check out their music, they are a favorite of ours and we have countless memories that tie us back to them from concerts to road trips.

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Bella… Be Good Update: Puppy Training Series | Ep: #53

Bella be good update! We are very excited to continue with this puppy training series with Bella, and thought it was necessary that we share with you some of our struggles, successes, and where we are at with this little gun dog’s training. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the series on our dogbonehunter youtube channel to follow along with us!

As we take each session day by day, we look back on where we started to where we are now with Bella. Jeremy finds himself judging our progress by Bella’s age, which is something he has preached time and time again on not to do. Time doesn’t matter when it comes to dog training, and even Jeremy has to remind himself of that sometimes.

As always, deer dog trainingthanks for tuning in and keep the questions and feedback coming.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Turnpike Troubadours for allowing us to use a snippet from one of our all-time favorite songs The Bird Hunter.  Make sure to check out their music, they are a favorite of ours.

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