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Old 04-10-2008, 08:48 AM
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Default RE: pointer commands

This is basics I just gave to new owner of one of my dogs

Sweet Point ‘BOWIE’[/i]
Sweet Point Kennel

Commands Used

H-Up[/b] – To bring dog forward of the hunter in the desired V- slot (if dog is [/b]
behind or too far to side).[/b]

Hut [/b]– get dogs attention to change direction of dog. When versed in this
command dog will keep changing until you stop giving command
(i.e. when he heads where you want him). Until then or in place
hand signals used to show dog direction wanted.

Whoa – The most important command. To keep dog from breaking point or
busting in on another dogs point. Dog should be worked on this on
a regular basis. He should stop and go on point at this command
and the report of gunfire and not move until released.

OK – Used to release a dog from whoa position. Often this is in conjunction
with a tap on the butt/hind qrtrs but can be used if dog is in brush on
false point (old scent or bird has moved) and no bird can be found (so
dog can relocate bird) and dog cannot be reached.

Go - Generally only used on the initial release of the dog for the day or when
transported to a new area by vehicle. First you must whoa the dog, (this
reminds him its your hunt not his and he cannot start until YOU say so,
and is a good refresher just before a hunt.)

Leave It – Another important command which should be reinforced on a
regular basis, it could save a life. This is used to get a dogs
attention off of anything you do not desire his attention on. Ex.
Released training bird, nosing or pointing rodents, other dogs,
Deer Chasing, trash, etc.

Release – Used for dog to drop or let go of retrieved object or object in mouth.

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Commands Used cont.

Dead Bird – When birds is shot and on ground.

Fetch – Used to release dog from point to retrieve shot bird.

Here – To guide dog back to you at any time or with retrieved bird.
Dog will also come to straight horn type whistle (no pea) or beeper on
collar activated by remote.

Go Pee – Used when dog is put out from house or being brought in. To get dog
go the bathroom on command. Good to get dog to empty for long

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