The Dog House
Coaching for Canines and Clients
The famous football coach John Madden was quoted as saying: The fewer the rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.” This can be true with today’s hunting dogs. The owner has made a lot of rules and invariably the dog will break more than one of them. Then, it’s ship the dog off for more rules and training.
In the quest for the perfect hunting dog, there is the quest for rules and strict adherence to those rules. In most human sports like football there is the coach and player with the dynamics of a two-person relationship. With hunting dogs, there exists another dimension with the dog making the dynamics a two person and one dog relationship. With the predominance of dog training being the later, coaching becomes an important issue for both owner and dog.
Training seminars are not new the owners and their dogs. Pick up any sporting magazine and you find them listed in all parts of the US. What is new is the concept that the coach, the owner, and the dog all form a team. The coach assists in the training of both owner and dog in practice. But, in the field, it is the bond and communication between owner and dog with both performing from the coach’s direction that makes the successful team.
Returning to Lazy Triple Creek Ranch for a second summer is well known canine coach, Michael Stewart of Wildrose Kennels in Mississippi. Michael and his coaching techniques are internationally known for getting the results that make not only the owner but also the dog champions in the field. A visit to his web site at www.uklabs.com will demonstrate his dedication to coaching for both owner and dog. The results that can be obtained for both owner and dog in Michael’s three day coaching can make for a winning combination of great flying birds, well shooting gun and extraordinary dog work in the field. How many times have you heard: “It’s not the dog, it’s the owner” ? Get you and your dog coached by the best – Michael Stewart and the Wildrose Way!
Summer Coaching Sessions:
Typical Coaching Session
· The philosophy and methodology of the Wildrose Way
· Handler etiquette and skills in retriever training
· Communicating and problem solving with the dog
· Skills of walk up, steadiness, and honoring for the dog
· The three types of memories for lining
· Hunting in cover
· Overcoming obstacles
· The control elements of handling skills
· Exercises to build dog control
· Overcoming diversions
· Marking and lining exercises
· Working in cover
· Walk up practicum
· Tracking, off ground finds, and scent testing for dogs
· Lining extensions (multiple, obstacles, and casting extensions)
· Multiple falls and distractions
· Marking in cover
· Lining in cover
· Marking by sound
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This coaching seminar is for both the professional and recreational dog handler. One on one coaching will be utilized. But as in all coaching, the interaction of the group is an added benefit in that the coaching of one handler and dog can be observed by another handler and dog. Whether the handler and dog team are experienced or novice, the coaching technique utilized by Michael Stewart in the Wildrose Way will get results for you and your dog. You owe it to yourself and your dog to get coached by the best.