"We all have expectations to different degrees. Our expectations at Craney Hill Kennel are extremely high for our dogs. The theory is that if we set our standard to an almost unattainable level, when we fall short our dogs will still be very talented animals.”
If that’s not enough to intrigue you, consider Todd’s recent accomplishments: the 2017 National Open High Point and developed and won the 2018 National Open Championship. The guy gets results. And whether you're a spaniel guy, retriever or pointer man, you will learn something to apply today in your own relationship with your dog.
But do field trial blue ribbons make better bird hunters? Find out, and learn more about how Todd views what we do as “development,” not training. What works and what doesn’t, how clicker and treat training fit his training strategy, even tips that are as relevant to pointer guys as flusher guys.
This guy understands dogs as well as any more well-known training guru and we dig deep into the why’s and wherefores of his methods. You’ll be a better trainer when you finish listening.
We go from setting realistic goals as we enter hunting season and how to clean up when the season ends; to why hunting flushers with pointers is usually a bad idea unless you’re a plantation owner. Todd explains why you shouldn’t rush your dog’s training, and gives us his take on the biggest training mistakes we make.
You may not agree with Todd’s philosophy, but you’ve got to give him credit for turning out incredible dogs.
Plus, a trivia question and prize, public-access tip, dog training tip, and NO BS. Your time is valuable – get the good stuff here without all the junk that clutters your phone ... and your head!
Required listening: 40 years of bird hunting advice from a pro outfitter, public-access hunting, and tailgate exam, part 1
Wild food: simple tips, ideas, suggestions and cautions to ensure a feast, not a flop.
Dog-training monks and revelations about e-collars - a new paradigm for bird dog trainers
The nationwide effort to boost pheasant numbers; hunting tips and tactics from an expert
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and how bird hunters fit in ... challenges to the Great American Outdoors Act
Hunting hacks and saving a buck ... your suggestions, and time-tested ideas from thousands of miles on the road
50 hunting travel tips from 30 years in 26 states hunting public land and lodges
Gun Dog columnist on getting your dog across the training "finish line," hunting strategies and must-take gear
30 years of chukar hunting: tips and tactics, where to go, and more. Plus, why doesn't my dog come back to me?
Spaniels! Training, e-collar use, the evolution and diversion ... Jerry Ray Cacchio, Gun Dog columnist. And a challenge to wild bird hunters.
New e-collar product - before it's out, how-to tips, bird dog training advice, walk-in hunting spot from pro trainer Pete Fischer of Dogtra
Gunner Kennels' founder talks safety, dog training, hunting ... plus a new publicly-accessible chukar spot
A bird hunting hit man ... Idaho sharptail destination ... do face masks confuse your dog?
What bird hunters - and their dogs - should put in their mouth and why, fitness tips for both of us!
Chukar dogs, hunting strategies and tactics, training, breeding and picking puppies ... from a pro wirehair breeder/trainer
Industry insider takes us to school on the firearms business, his hunting passion, and the state of the business
Puppy season! Commiseration, advice, inspiration from callers and pro breeders.
Our "tailgate obsession," who really pays for wildlife conservation, Himalayan snowcock
What's in my bird hunting vest? "Don't leave home without it" is more than an advertising catchphrase
Bird hunting conundrums: Lost dogs - find 'em; new hunters - find 'em, too
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