Can You Ween a Dog Off the Shock Collar? | Ep: #96

Can You Wean a Dog Off the Shock Collar?

In this episode of the podcast, we are diving into a question that came in from a lady who is having trouble deciding which direction she wants to go with her dog. She is receiving help from a trainer who has recommended the use of a shock collar, but has reservations. Her question to us is “Can you wean a dog off the shock collar?”

In this episode, we are discuss some very important aspects of dog training theory, such as confidence. No matter which route you decide to go, have confidence. These dogs can sense when their leader is unsure, or not confidant, and can cause many problems. Leaders need to lead with confidence, even if the choice ends up being the wrong 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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Gun Dogs in Cold Weather: Vests, Blinds, and What to Watch For | Ep: #95

Gun dogs in cold weather: With the recent hunt footage we have been posting, we have been receiving a number of questions regarding cold weather hunting. In this episode of the podcast, we cover the neoprene vests we use, the blinds we use, and what we watch for when hunting in the cold. One of the biggest factors that can lead to a dog having troubles is being in the water. When hunting water, it is crucial that you get them out of the water when they aren’t making a retrieve. We have been using the MoMarsh InvisiLap blind to do just that. We also put a neoprene vest on them to give an extra layer of insulation.

As we get later into the season and water starts freezing, there are a number of things as a handler that you need be cognizant of with your gun dogs in cold weather. Hopefully, this podcast helps you with keeping your dog safe in tough conditions.

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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Our Struggles Duck Hunting with Bella | Ep: #94

Our struggles duck hunting with Bella: we took her into a flooded woods with a bunch of birds, and had a great shoot, but encountered a bunch of issues that we show from the hunt. The terrain was awfully tough for any dog, and duck hunting with a young gun dog in it proved to be too much for Bella. She shut down. My anger and frustration made it worse, and we ultimately had her just watch. One point we wanted to make with this video is how easily things can be portrayed, particularly on social media platforms, depending on how the individuals decide to tell the story.

We put this hunt together two ways in an effort to show that. One thing we have made a point of doing from the start is to show you the good, the bad, and the ugly because we feel there is more value in that than simply sharing what looks good. It’s not always comfortable and easy to share that, but I think it’s the best way to provide viewers with a complete understanding of the training process. Everyone struggles, not everyone shows it. This particular video will be heavy on struggles, but we will continue to improve because of it, and I look forward to sharing future videos that will demonstrate how we can apply what we’ve learned, and show improvement both on the dogs part and mine.

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 Training YouTube Questions | Ep: #93

Dog training YouTube Questions: We do get quite a few questions that come in through our YouTube, and on this episode, we are going to give them a little love. This podcast covers a little bit of a broad spectrum of topics that come up often including age, tying out, techniques, and more. Some great points are covered, and even though its on nothing specific, this episode is full of good stuff.

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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Recall Without a Shock Collar | Ep: #92

Recall without a shock collar is something we do with every puppy. I think there is a common misconception that you cannot train a dog without the use of an e-collar, and this is simply untrue. 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, instead of waiting for the puppy to create bad habits, then later putting a collar on it later and forming even more problems. Recall without a shock collar can be done with every breed of dog, and in this podcast, we will be discussing how we do just that.

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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Whining, Barking, and Crate Training | Ep: #91

Whining, barking, and crate training: In this weeks episode we discuss a message that came in in regards to a dog who won’t stop whining and barking in the crate. These are topics that seem to keep coming up, and each time we talk about them we seem to dig deeper and deeper into the problem. These issues are faced by many, and our goal is to help our listeners to right the ship when it comes to a whining and barking 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.

Transitioning From Training to Hunting: A Bella Update | Ep: #90

Transitioning from training to hunting 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 as we transition from training to hunting.

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.

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.

Thanks again for your support of The DogBone Pawdcast! Please share and subscribe.

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.

Thanks again for your support of The DogBone Pawdcast! Please share and subscribe.

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.

Thanks again for your support of The DogBone Pawdcast! Please share and subscribe.