The Magic Bond

POINTING DOG POINTERS May 2018 By Bob and Jody Iler As owners of a bird dog kennel for many years, we’ve always had a number of dogs, keeping two in the house and the others in our kennel. [...]

Obedience Training and Field Work

POINTING DOG POINTERS April 2018 By Bob and Jody Iler Recently we heard from Joe in Kansas City, who is developing his third German shorthair. “She is nine months old now and has had some [...]

Five Tips for Effective Flea and Tick Management

by Lisa Senafe, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, #1 Tick and flea detection and removal Ticks and fleas are a problem that you do not want to get out of hand. Look at your pets coat and skin to [...]

What’s the Best Way to Train Your Pointing Dog?

POINTING DOG POINTERS March 2018 By Bob and Jody Iler When it comes to the training methods that are used today to develop a pointing dog – we’ve come a long way, baby! With many good videos, [...]

First Season Series–Challenges: To Retrieve or Not to Retrieve?

POINTING DOG POINTERS February 2018 By Bob and Jody Iler Last in our series of first season challenges is the issue of retrieving – one that often causes great concern in some of our dedicated [...]


by Bridget Plott This is our story about Ernie, our HRCH titled, eight-year-old German shorthaired pointer. Showdowns Erneut Machen, “Ernie,” was delivered to us in the fall of 2009.  We made the [...]

First Season Series– Challenges : The Dog that Quits Hunting

Pointing Dog Pointer by Bob and Jody Iler, Green Valley Kennels   As your pup’s first hunting season draws to a close, some challenges may have popped up—these issues are normal and give us the [...]

First Season Series: Challenges

POINTING DOG POINTERS November 2017 By Bob and Jody Iler In last month’s column, we encouraged you to develop the “eye of the tiger” in your young pointing dog in his first season. Finding birds [...]

Pointing Dog Pointer: The Eye of the Tiger

First Season Series By Bob and Jody Iler For us, the most exciting and rewarding part of gun dog training is to watch that pup that didn’t know anything turn into one that has the “eye of the [...]

First Point Essay: The Day the Fire Ignited

by Jeff Leggio I brought home a male Brittany pup on June 22, 2016, after picking him out of a litter of a dozen from a breeder in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Ned was a very bold, [...]