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We are the ONLY trainer in the Southeast that specializes in Field Bred English Springer Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels for upland work. We are not retriever trainers that train a few spaniels. We are not trainers that specialize in retriever games. We specialize in training your spaniel for what it was bred for, which is to quest game, produce it and retrieve it!
The clicker is a valuable training tool to shape behaviors. Before it can be used effectively, it must be paired with a known reward. Todd shows how we pair the clicker to food treats prior to using the clicker to shape desired behaviors.
Here are some photos of the Dudley/Dixie litter. All the puppies are sold, but always fun to look at puppies. They were born on June 8th.
Todd demonstrates an easy way to develop the heeling behavior without pulling forward or back on a leash. Watch as Sasquatch chooses to give the desired behavior of generalized heeling. It will be an easy transition to formal heeling at a later time.
This weeks training tip illustrates how to build confidence for a puppy on a training table. By building the puppy’s confidence, you also build trust and ultimately a positive relationship. The Relationship Development is a long and gradual process on the table but it will pay you back many times over down the road when going through more advanced training.
Today was a sad day for us but a very happy day for Julio. Julio flew down from Alaska to pick up Georgia Peach. Georgia will no longer have to deal with the heat, now she will need a doggie coat for the north. I will add it to the gift list.
Julio enjoy your dog and have fun together. We will miss you Georgia Peach. 😉
Check out our article about Riot winning the 2018 National Open Championship in Irish Country Sports and Country Life. This is a varied publication that we recommend for hunters and fishermen. It is predominantly based in Ireland but does reach out to other locations. We get the publication for the articles not just on spaniels, but pointers and setters, lurches, whippets, terriers, cockers and hounds. All the sporting groups help to shape the development of our spaniels. Below is a link to the publication with the article about Riot’s win and from there, you can inquire regarding subscriptions…this is a great magazine! Click here for the article.
Todd working with our new English Springer Spaniel Keeva on the hup board while using a clicker and treats. Puppies are so fun! You can purchase our Basic Training Package here which has everything you need to start your puppy The Craney Hill Way.
Thank you Robert Clayton for this drawing.
Thank you everyone that attended our Spaniel Seminar this weekend. You all did a great job and we appreciate you all taking the time to come out to watch and listen.