Podcast Ep. 112: Bird Dog Training with Tom Dokken and Josh Miller

f1d692bf-3eed-451e-b399-b96f4ac71e94 We crowdsourced bird dog training questions from the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels for this special “Ask the Experts” episode featuring professional dog trainers Tom Dokken and Josh Miller.  Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Director of Marketing Andrew Vavra joins host Bob St.Pierre for this entertaining conversation covering flushers, pointers, and retrievers.

Episode Highlights:
  • Josh and Tom discuss whether playing around with a “wing on a string” is helpful or harmful to a young pointing dog’s development.  
  • The guys discuss how to properly introduce a dog to an e-collar and the steps building toward that introduction. 
  • The group debates the merits of hunting pointers with flushers.
  • And the conversation ends with a fun discussion about training bird dogs to avoid skunks. 
Thanks to SportDOG BRAND for sponsoring this episode and for their support of this month’s Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign.  SportDOG BRAND is the official tracking and training collar partner of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, as well as a long-time national sponsor of the organization’s wildlife habitat mission.