Table of Contents for Pointing Dogs

1.    

Three Action Introduction Part 1: Introducing the e-collar, selecting the appropriate level, bending the dog in the field. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Jan/Feb 1993.
 

2.    

Three Action Introduction Part 2: Teaching the dog to come and heel; teaching a release command and how to avoid stimulation; when to use higher levels; teaching the whistle command for "Here". First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Mar/Apr 1993.
 

3.    

Three Action Introduction Part 3: Teaching the "Kennel" command; dog learns to turn off stimulation by moving away; teaching the command "Whoa". First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal May/June 1993.
 

4.    

Stopping To Flush And Honoring: Teaching stop to flush in the yard, taking the lessons to the field, using a pop-up dog and bird launcher to teach the dog to honor. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal July/Aug 1993.
 

5.    

Pointing Birds In The Field: Using an e-collar in the field instead of a check cord, teaching the dog to stand off his birds, creating intensity and style with simulated covey rise. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Sept/Oct 1993.
 

6.    

Patterning The Dog To Stay To The Front: Using three bird launchers to teach the dog a desired hunting pattern and to stay to the front. First Appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Nov/Dec 1993.
 

7.    

Teaching The Dog Not To Chase Deer: Using the e-collar to teach the dog not to chase deer and other animals, addresses deer scent trail and sight chase. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Jan/Feb 1994.
 

8.    

Snake-Proofing The Dog:Using an e-collar to snake proof your dog, teach the dog to avoid snakes by sight, scent and sound. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Mar/Apr 1994
 

9.    

The Trained Retrieve:The training table, teaching "Hold", the delivery, "Fetch", when to use the e-collar and retrieving off the ground. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal May/June 1994.
 

10.    

Retrieving In The Field:Teaching a quick pick-up and prompt return, developing marking ability, "Hunt Close", "Dead Bird". First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal July/Aug 1994.
 

11.    

The Silent Recall: Using the tone on Tri-Tronics collars as a recall command or a command to bend. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Sept/Oct 1994.
 

12.    

Using The Beeper Collar: Features of a beeper collar, introducing the beeper sound to the dog, tattling on the "secret creeper". First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Nov/Dec 1994.
 

13.    

Whistle Commands: Teaching the "come-in", "all-right", "locator" and stop" whistles. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Jan/Feb 1995.
 

14.    

A Look at the NAVHDA Invitational: What training you will need, preparing for NAVHDA water tests. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Mar/Apr 1995.
 

15.    

Handling Skills for the Versatile Dog Part 1: Stopping the dog to a whistle, handling commands, platform as a target, teaching "Over" and "Back", teaching the come-in and the single "T" exercise. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal May/June 1995.
 

16.    

Handling Skills for the Versatile Dog Part 2: The single "T" in water, the double T"" on land and water, teaching water blinds by using the back trailing method. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal July/Aug 1995.
 

17.    

Handling Skills for the Versatile Dog Part 3: Using diversion marks, practicing "Cold Blinds", handling in the field. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Sept/Oct 1995.
 

18.    

Doughnuts for Bird Dogs: Using a doughnut shaped brush pile to help prevent sight pointing and jumping in on game, also teaches running to objectives and helps the young dog stand off his birds. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Nov/Dec 1995.

19.    

Enhancing Intensity in the Backing Dog: Instincts and style, a "natural back", teach basics first, creating excitement on the honor, associating bird scent with the picture of a dog on point, upwind and downwind practice, a brace in the field. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Jan/Feb 1996.

20.    

More on "Hunt Close" Training: Associating the "hunt close" whistle with finding birds in close proximity to you, taking advantage of a lazy flier. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Mar/Apr 1996.
 

21.    

Lying Down on Point: Using the "whoa board" to prevent the problem of creeping and lying down on point, what to do if you already have the problem, standing up from a down on command, using the taught correction in the field. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal May/June 1996.
 

22.    

False Point: Start with a "false bird field", encouraging the dog to move on, teaching the dog to differentiate between ground and body scent to increase confidence on point. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal July/Aug 1996.
 

23.    

Indirect "Whoa" Breaking: Teaching the pup to wait in a crate and to wait using a treat on as pole, introducing the "Whoa" command and a release command such as "All Right". First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Sept/Oct 1996.
 

24.    

Gunfire Means "Whoa" not "Go!": Teaching that gunfire means the same as "Whoa", introducing gunfire, using the place board, going to the field. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Nov/Dec 1996.
 

25.    

Chasing Birds: Bad Habits are easier to prevent than cure, what to do with lack of birdieness, releasing a dog from a flush with the "Here" command. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Jan/Feb 1997.
 

26.    

When is a Dog Ready for Brace Work?: The "me too" dog, backcasting and backtrailing, backcasting can be caused by poor handling, stealing point, false pointing and honoring, teaching a dog to ignore its bracemate and other handlers commands. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal March/April 1997.
 

27.    

Preventing problems on the Flush: Increase excitement gradually, adding gunfire, adding the retrieve, and giving the dog a comparison. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal May/June 1997.
 

28.    

A Pager for Pointing Dogs: Describes a dogtra e-collar with a vibrating pager function, reach out and "touch" your bird dog, purposes of a pager, making the pager meaningful. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal July/Aug 1997.
 

29.    

Bad Habits are Easier to Prevent Than Cure: Balancing running and hunting in the field with control work in the yard, the "not so birdie" dog, compromises for the weaker dog, building good habits. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Sept/Oct 1997.
 

30.    

Working Dogs Near Horses: Using a place board to accustom the dog to horses and to stop a dog from chasing. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Nov/Dec 1997.
 

31.    

Heeling a Dog Off Horseback: Start by teaching "Come", teach the dog to stay until released, heeling in the field, transition to heeling by the horse. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Jan/Feb 1998.
 

32.    

Ground-Tying a Horse: Begin in the corral, prerequisites, giving the horse a picture, using the e-collar, adding the rest of the picture, moving to the field. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Mar/Apr 1998.
 

33.    

"Blinking": What causes "blinking", what 'blinking look like, correcting the non-"Whoa"- broke dog, correcting the "Whoa"-broke dog, analyzing the chain of events. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal May/June 1998.
 

34.    

Quartering: Teaching the dog to turn side to side, teaching the dog to turn to the front and not backcast, use of training aids and when to correct, giving a comparison so dog understands what you want. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal July/Aug 1998.
 

35.    

Savaging: Stopping a horse from being aggressive towards another horse. First Appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Sept/Oct 1998.
 

36.    

Using the New E-Collars in Collar Conditioning-Part 1: The nick button, tightness, setting intensity, the reserve high button, teach first, training begins in the yard with "Here", field work begins with "bending", controlling forward range. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Nov/Dec 1998.
 

37.    

Using the New E-Collars to Enforce "Whoa"-Part 2: Teach before you train; don't sit, lie down or creep; beginning steadying. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Jan/Feb 1999.
 

38.    

Using the New E-Collars in the Field-Part 3: Teaching stop to flush, teaching the dog not to creep or road-in on birds. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Mar/Apr 1999.
 

39.    

Training with Bird Launchers: Using launchers to prevent the dog from catching the bird, teaching stop to flush, preventing crowding, developing a stylish point. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal May/June 1999.
 

40.    

Two Different Hunting Styles: Describes the two types of hunting styles, quartering and forward running; hunting close when quartering; increasing range in the forward-running style. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal July/Aug 1999.
 

41.    

A New Technique to Prevent "Mouth Problems": Teaching a calm "Hold", teaching the dog to grip, transition to birds. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Sept/Oct 1999.
 

42.    

Sequential Training Order: What each step includes. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Nov/Dec 1999.
 

43.    

Whose Job is it, the Breeder's Yours, or the Trainer's?: Discusses the inherited traits desired in a bird dog. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Jan/Feb 2000.
 

44.    

Training for a Reliable "Fetch": First review "Hold"; teaching, "Fetch"; using the e-collar; delivery to hand; back to a pile; creating a faster pick-up. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Mar/Apr 2000.
 

45.    

Gun-shyness: Introducing gunfire, is gun-shyness man made?: curing gun-shyness, using a flight pen, using "force fetch." First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal July/Aug 2000.
 

46.    

A Training Tip on Honoring: What the dog sees, teaching the dog to honor a dark-colored dog, teaching the pup early. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Sept/Oct 2000.
 

47.    

The "Pager" a Non-Electrical Correction: Using a pager (The collar vibrates when you push the button) to teach the young dog to stay in one place and subsequently to stop and stay. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Nov/Dec 2000.
 

48.    

Pointing Dogs That Don't Point: Discusses inherent traits and acquired traits, chaining bird scent and "Whoa", teaching a pointing dog that lacks adequate pointing instinct to stop when he smells a bird. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Jan/Feb 2001.
 

49.    

Questions and Answers on Birdiness and Scenting: Getting pups started on birds, The-not-so-birdie dog, Enhancing scenting conditions, Running past birds, False pointing. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal March/April 2001.
 

50.    

Questions and Answers About Obedience: When to start training, Unruliness, Balancing drive and control. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal July/August 2001.
 

51.    

Questions and Answers about Crowding Birds: Teaching the dog not to creep or road in on birds, discusses using basic knowledge of the command "Whoa", don't chase birds, a flushed bird as a visual cue to "Whoa", and the use of a launcher. First appeared in Pointing Dog Journal Sept/Oct 2001
 

52.    

Questions and Answers - 4: Teaching the dog heeling; Using the place board to teach "Whoa;" Keeping the dog from going after rabbits; Stopping the dog from chasing songbirds; Teaching the dog "hold" to prevent hard mouth.
 

53.    

Questions and Answers - 5: Getting into Field Trials; Dog won't "Come."
 

54.    

Questions and Answers - 6: Pointing songbirds; Training equipment; Dog too fast; E-collar help for soft dogs.
 

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