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, [...]

First Point Essay: Little Green Eyed Bullet

by Arvil Baker, Kentucky Last summer I brought home a seven-week-old chestnut ticked Llewellyn setter. My grandson Finely came to see the new pup.  I said, “Fin, what are we going to name him?”  [...]

First Point Essay: Sonny

by Rick Bohning “You have to hit this bird,” I croaked to my friend Gregg.  Because I knew that when this day came, if it ever came, I would need to watch the dog while someone else shot the [...]

First Point Essay: Pup’s First Point

by Wade Saunders, Oregon It was a warm, sunny day early in the chukar season. I was hunting through some rimrocks high above the Snake River.  I had brought my six-month-old pup along to watch my [...]