"I want a dog I can be proud of"
There’s not a bird dog owner out there who doesn’t feel like this. And there’s no reason everyone can’t have a dog they’re proud of, but why does it seem like such a struggle sometimes?
The problem is we’ve grown up as people, thinking like people, learning like people, and acting like people. It’s no secret – dogs aren’t people.
We should be able to work with our dogs on their level
We are 50% of the bird dog equation, and if we’re not doing our part right, the other half won’t turn out right either. Mistakes on our part almost always start between our ears.
I’m a bird dog owner too. Over the last 25+ years, I’ve made most of the mistakes a guy could make, some more than once. During that time, one thing I’ve found missing from dog training books and videos and websites is how the stuff going on between our ears causes problems with our dogs.
Bird Dog Logic is how all of that stuff between our ears- the people stuff – makes it more difficult to have a dog you can be proud of, and what you can do about it. And it works with any training method and any type of dog.
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Over the years, people have shared a lot and helped me along. Now it’s my turn to pay it forward.
This stuff is not instinctive, but it is simple and can be learned easily.
Save yourself the headaches. If you train your own dog, you’ll find that progress comes easier. If you send your dog to a pro, you won’t undo all of his hard work.
Most importantly, you’ll have a dog you can be proud of.