• Brian posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Gorgeous work! Good boy Kepa.

  • Brian posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Great information in the podcast. I would also keep listening. Do you use the same idea with the flush cue? Do you manage the anticipation of the dog by not letting it flush every bird it points?

    • Great question Brian. I want to reward with the flush every time but here is what I do to manage the energy. First, I vary the timing of the verbal cue (alright). Once the dog is done managing the bird and he has it set, I might give him the cue right away, or I may wait a few seconds. In addition, after I give the flush stop cue, sometimes I…[Read more]

  • Brian posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for the insights into what the dogs are doing. I am just learning what makes a good pointing dog.
    I enjoy learning about how dogs are trained and what is desired from a dog in different parts of the world. I may not agree or it may not be what I am looking for, but I find it all fascinating.

  • Brian posted an update in the group HGD Community 6 months ago

    Looks like stalking birds is encouraged in parts of Europe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvoGMYDAMjQ&feature=share

    • Hello Brian,

      That slow movement is pretty to watch but is not what we’re looking for. If you watch closely, you’ll see that the dogs were told (with obedience commands), when to move, the honoring dog stole the point (moved forward past the dog that established point), and in the end, they both broke, flushed and chased the birds. Those dogs had…[Read more]

      • Thanks for the insights into what the dogs are doing. I am just learning what makes a good pointing dog.
        I enjoy learning about how dogs are trained and what is desired from a dog in different parts of the world. I may not agree or it may not be what I am looking for, but I find it all fascinating.

  • Brian posted a new activity comment 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    I love the videos Brad. I can’t wait to get down there and learn from you.

  • Brian posted an update in the group HGD Community 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Brad. I am having a ton of fun working with my 3 month old griffon pup, but I could use some help claiming space. Do you have a good video on that?

  • Brian became a registered member 7 months ago