Training the Dog that Lacks Motivation

POINTING DOG POINTERS September 2018 By Bob and Jody Iler We’ve been looking at ways to successfully develop both “soft” and “hard” pointing dog pups. But what about the pup that doesn’t show [...]

A Heartbeat Away from Nothin’

By Ken Mac Donald  “A heartbeat away from nothin’.” The saying kept racing through my mind as I watched the pup round the corner and head out into the 30mph Nor’easter, 38 degree water, strong [...]

Training the Hard Dog

by Bob and Jody Iler What do we mean by training the “hard” dog? Some other words to describe this type of pointing dog are bold, tough, independent, stubborn, or headstrong. This rambunctious [...]

Proposed Shortening of Wisconsin Ruffed Grouse Season

By Mark Parman At its June 27 meeting, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) took the first step to shorten the state’s 2018 ruffed grouse season. The proposed season in Zone A (most of the [...]

West Nile Virus’s Effects on Grouse and Woodcock in the Lake States

By Steve Smith Question: What’s black and  yellow. Goes, “Bang!” and you sleep on it? Answer: A school bus, a firecracker, and a bed. When something bad happens, the chances are that there is [...]

Training the Soft Dog

POINTING DOG POINTERS June 2018 By Bob and Jody Iler In our columns we often talk about “reading” our pointing dog pup. For the novice owner this might seem a bit difficult to do, but there’s [...]

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, petstuff.com #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, [...]