Craney Hill Kennel is featured on The latest pod cast from Sporting Dog Talk – Episode 24: Todd Agnew- Training Trainers To Handle Spaniels – Click Here to Listen
Host of Sporting Dog Talk, Tony J. Peterson, is an outdoor writer, photographer and absolute hunting-dog devotee. He currently writes for over a dozen national hunting publications, has produced short films dedicated to sporting dogs, and is a staunch advocate for public lands. Peterson’s current dog, Luna, is his constant companion in the field.
“Owner of Craney Hill Kennel, Todd Agnew, is a well-established professional trainer who has worked with bird dogs of all breeds, but he specializes in both field bred English cocker spaniels and springer spaniels. Agnew has developed a proven training strategy that not only produces top-notch dogs, but takes into account how individual handlers should work with their dogs.”
Does your dog jump at the door when someone arrives? Is it rambunctious at the excitement of a guest? It is much easier to teach your dog a behavior you want than to teach it not to do a behavior it is already doing. In this clip from Training Tip Tuesday, Todd shows how even a young puppy can learn to be a good citizen when the doorbell rings!
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.
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.
We all have expectations to different degrees. Our expectations at Craney Hill Kennel are extremely high for our dogs. The theory is that if we set our standard to an almost unattainable level, when we fall short our dogs will still be very talented animals. I cannot express to you how difficult it is to keep a high standard. This is not because we are kennel blind…quite the opposite. It is hard to keep such a high standard because the standard of the public is so low that it becomes difficult to continually explain why you can or cannot do something.