An EXTREMELY Important Message: Preparing Bella For Hunting Season | Ep: #89

Preparing Bella for hunting season is in full swing right now, and in an effort to get caught up on YouTube to where we are currently at with filming, we are blasting out episodes like never before on our YouTube. If you are a binge watcher, you will be very happy! The Bella Be Good Series on our YouTube channel will have roughly ten new episodes a day until we are caught up to real time. We want to show you now what we are doing with Bella to prepare her for the fast approaching hunting season.

Hunting season is only a few short weeks away for us here in Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean our training will be rushed or changed to try and force a dog to be ready for the opener. Taking a dog on hunt before he/she is ready can create very real and very serious problems that can stick for the rest of the dogs life. How do we avoid this? Don’t take them before they are ready!

In this episode we are analyzing a number of videos that a guy sent in doing hold conditioning with a very young pup, but also dive into a number of other great topics, such as dog training for hunting season and how we will be preparing Bella for it.

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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Teaching Puppies to Recall | Ep: #88

Teaching puppies to recall is a major part of the foundation of a dog, and it all starts when they are very little puppies. It is very important to establish the game of recall early, as this impression will last the rest of the dogs life. In order to be succesfull at all down the road, we need to teach the puppy to recall right 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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Preparing for Hunting Season: If You Aren’t Ready, Then You Aren’t Ready | Ep: #87

Hunting season is only a few short weeks away for us here in Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean our training will be rushed or changed to try and force a dog to be ready for the opener. Taking a dog on hunt before he/she is ready can create very real and very serious problems that can stick for the rest of the dogs life. How do we avoid this? Don’t take them before they are ready!

In this episode we are analyzing a number of videos that a guy sent in doing hold conditioning with a very young pup, but also dive into a number of other great topics, such as dog training for hunting season and how we will be preparing Bella for it.

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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Help with Hold Conditioning | Ep: #86

Hold conditioning questions have been coming in hot and heavy lately. On episode #86 of the pawdcast we are tackling these questions, and addressing some common mistakes we see with people struggling to get through hold conditioning. There are many instances where we do not realize subtle things we are doing until we step back and watch ourselves do it.

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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Dog is Always One Step Ahead on Heel: Get the Change | Ep: #85

This week we received a number of messages from people who’s dog always wants to be in front of them when heeling. They get in front, the person corrects, they get back into heel position for a second, then get out in front again, the owner corrects, and no change is ever made. This happens so often, and the longer this cycle goes on for the more pressure you will have put on to change the behavior. By not putting on enough to get a change, you just become naggy. The dog becomes numb to it, and just thinks it is normal. In this episode, we go over why you can’t get a change out of the dog that constantly has to be leading when on heel.

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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Dog Breeding Issues: You Shouldn’t Have To Build Retrieve | Ep: #84

Lately we have been getting a lot of questions from people who have sent their dogs in for training, and are having some pretty serious struggles. In regards to that, we are going to take a dive into some dog breeding topics, and our thoughts on a number of breeding topics that you will want to keep in mind the next time you are looking for your next dog. You won’t want to miss this one!

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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Aggressive Dogs: Stopping The Downward Spiral | Ep: #83

Aggressive dogs are the topic today as we recently had a lady reach out that is struggling big time with a young puppy. From the sound of her message, the puppy started out as a little angel, but as it got older, it decided to start testing. up to this point, the puppy has won in it’s testing, and the downward spiral has continued to get worse and worse. They now have an aggressive, bitting, chewing, disrespectful 12 month old puppy that thinks it is the leader of the pack, and has zero respect. Lately we have been doing a series on our Instagram TV that follows along with Cedar, a golden retriever puppy that has similar issues.

What has to happen to stop this downward spiral? Become the leader, earn respect from the dog, and a lot of work to get back on track. This will take time, and must be taken one step at a time. There needs to be a culture change in the household, and we are hopeful we can help to guide that change.

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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What Do You Do With Your Dogs When You’re Not Training? | Ep: #82

What do you do with your dogs when you’re not training? This is a question we get asked very often, and many people think that all we do all day long is train dogs. In reality, we are just as busy, and live just as face paced lives as everyone else. We blend our dog training in with our lives, just like we blend our kids into our lives. The actual formal training sessions take up a extremely small portion of our day, so what do we do with the dogs the rest of the day?

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: Paying Attention to the Details | Ep: #81

Hold conditioning questions have been coming in hot and heavy lately. On episode #81 of the pawdcast we are tackling these questions, and addressing some common mistakes we see with people struggling to get through hold conditioning. We recently had a guy send in a video of one of his sessions with his dog, and we thought it would be helpful to everyone to do a pod on analyzing his session. There are many instances where we do not realize subtle things we are doing until we step back and watch ourselves do it. Hopefully, our analyzation helps this guy to advance in his hold conditioning process, as well as anyone else out there struggling with it as well.

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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Fly Fishing For English Setters: Picking a Puppy | Ep: #80

Picking a puppy: In this episode we talk about our trip to Minnesota to visit Northwoods Bird Dogs and view their kennel, dogs, and meet Jay. You have probably heard Jeremy talk about what he does, and recommends, when looking for a puppy. Don’t choose the puppy, choose the litter. All of the aspects that go into picking the litter involve finding the right type of dog, breeder, and all that goes into it. In this podcast, we dive into our journey with finding the right breeder for a pointing dog. Also, we went fly fishing so we talk about that to.

As always, The DogBone Pawdcastthanks for tuning in and keep the questions 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 and we have countless memories that tie us back to them from concerts to road trips.

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