Your Dog Should Be Calm When You Work on It BASIC VET CARE FOR YOUR HUNTING DOG I have interviewed our veterinarian regarding basic, but helpful information for gun dog owners. Craney Hill Kennel has had great success working with Jerry (Jerome F. Zeleny, D.V.M., Frankfort Animal Care Center, Frankfort, Illinois over the years and I believe one … More Basic Vet Care For Your Hunting Dog
Advanced Water Retrieves Include Moving Water I SIMPLY WISH THESE DOGS WOULD RETRIEVE Over the past few years, we have observed a consistent problem with the dogs we get in for training at Craney Hill Kennel. The problem is exhibited in many fashions, such as butter-mouth, hard-mouth, refusal, avoidance, playing, etc. However, the problem is … More I Simply Wish These Dogs Would Retrieve
Water Retrieves Start Early SIMPLE RETRIEVING AND BIRD INTRODUCTION The first thing we start with our dogs is introduction to birds and retrieving. Retrieving is the easier of the two to start and studies have been done that show remarkable results in the ability of a dog to learn later in life when retrieving is … More Simple Retrieving And Bird Introduction
A Recall Pen Used to Flight Quail ONE SIMPLE FACT: NO BIRDS…NO BIRD DOG! Understand that the more time spent in the quail field the less your dog will want to retrieve to you. This means you may need to keep working on the retrieving away from the field. Keep the field a good place … More NO BIRDS…NO BIRD DOG!
Dogs Are Place-oriented GUN DOG TRAINING 102 You should understand that a dog is a pack animal and that it is a creature of habit. With this understanding, you are better positioned to effectively train your canine friend. Now we move on to place-orientation and association. Place-orientation simply means that your correction or praise must … More Gun Dog Training 102
A Trainer Should Educate the Owner WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH TO TRAIN MY DOG? We field numerous calls each month regarding inquires for our training services. They generally begin with the owner telling us how wonderful the dog is, how well it listens, how good it is on birds and how much the … More Why Does It Cost So Much To Train My Dog?
Pack Order Is NOT About Dominance GUN DOG TRAINING 101 It is interesting to me how most people go about trying to train a dog. With the amount of information that is readily available, it is easier than it once was. Maybe that is the reason we make it so difficult. When information was not … More Gun Dog Training 101
Training Is Built One Brick At A Time NO, YOU CANNOT HAVE ME TRAIN YOUR DOG IN AUGUST! For all of you that have been reading (at least) some of my articles, I apologize to you. This article is about nothing more than me venting over an issue that quick-fix dog training books and writers … More NO, YOU CANNOT HAVE ME TRAIN YOUR DOG IN AUGUST!
We got Kermit back this week to start to steady him to wing and shot. We are wrapping up our foundation drills with a few thrown pigeons before he gets to flush birds. Kermit has been with us a few times while his owner has gone out of town. It has worked very well for … More Kermit Prepares to get Steadied
September 3, 2015 Today’s Craney Hill News We had a fun week with Sarah & Rich from Boston. Rich was in Atlanta for business and wanted to stop by Craney Hill Kennel for a visit. There was no way that Sarah was going to be left behind on this trip…are you kidding? There are dogs … More Sarah & Rich Come To Georgia