43 episodes

THE podcast for force-free gundog training! Hold the Line is committed to helping you to train your dog to an advanced level, using motivational methods and without the use of fear. Or pain. Or anything else nasty.

Hold the Line Jo Laurens

    • Wilderness
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

THE podcast for force-free gundog training! Hold the Line is committed to helping you to train your dog to an advanced level, using motivational methods and without the use of fear. Or pain. Or anything else nasty.

    Episode 44 - the turn whistle and using tugs and flirt poles for steadiness and pointing

    Episode 44 - the turn whistle and using tugs and flirt poles for steadiness and pointing

    In this episode, I talk about the turn whistle and using flirt poles and tugs to train steadiness and a flush on cue.

    • 39 min
    Episode 43 - introducing forcefreegundog.com

    Episode 43 - introducing forcefreegundog.com

    Yes, finally I got my ass in gear and created an online site where you can purchase courses showing you how to train your dog using force-free methods. Hurrah! It's called forcefreegundog.com Even better, there's a 10% discount code for podcast...

    • 26 min
    Episode 42 - Interview with Craig Koshyk

    Episode 42 - Interview with Craig Koshyk

    In this episode, I chat with photographer, researcher and author Craig Koshyk about the history and culture of working gundog breeds. Check out Craig's podcast, Hunting Dog Confidential, the magazine he's behind - Project Upland - and his book 'Pointing...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 41 - lining across water (and not bank-running)

    Episode 41 - lining across water (and not bank-running)

    In this episode, I answer a listener's question about maintaining straight lines across water and give some training suggestions for approaching this.

    • 31 min
    Episode 40 - fitness during the season and some thoughts about 'triangulation'

    Episode 40 - fitness during the season and some thoughts about 'triangulation'

    If you want to catch up with the interview with me in the great podcast Sporting Dog Talk, you can find it in episode 87 - here.In this episode, I talk about canine fitness during the shooting season (not that I am an expert on fitness, I hasten to...

    • 19 min
    Episode 38 - Puppy exercise and developing food motivation

    Episode 38 - Puppy exercise and developing food motivation

    Here are the sources I mention in this episode:Housing and exercise-related risk factors - Krontveit et al, 2012Avidog - How much exercise do puppies need?Puppy Culture - Puppy Fitness that Fits the Puppy

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

That's My Boyz ,

Informative & Intersting

Thanks Jo for the time & effort you put into your podcasts. I find them extremely informative being new to the Gundog world but also interesting, especially the interviews you do. Your balance is about right, not too ‘nerdy’ but equally cover subjects to a depth that someone who is interested will find useful. Great work and really appreciated.

161q ,

ALL KINDS OF BLINDS

Fantastic podcast this week on all different kinds of blinds.
Very clearly explained and very informative. So many ideas to take away and put into practice in training.
Thank you Jo!

FlatcoatChris ,

Refreshing

In the gundog world there are many different trainers each with their own take on how things should be taught based on their own experience on what has worked for them in the past. This podcast is well written and explains in exquisite detail how to do exercises, such as the marking exercises and the clicker retrieve. Jo also strives to explain WHY this has worked for her in her classes. If these techniques have failed for some dogs she explains the reasoning as to why and offers other positive techniques that may help.
I have been binge-listening to this podcast series this week and will recommend it to my gundog friends. Thank you!

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