West/Gibbons Method for Beginners
by Kim Sampson -- I can only say that the method for training pointing dogs is SIMPLE and made the most sense of anything I’d read about, seen, or heard -- just let the birds teach the dog, and then when the fire for birds is burning brightly, you can teach the dog the manners you’d like the dog to exhibit around game.
This method tells you the WHYS of dog training…not just the HOWS. The former is at least as important as the latter, especially for the beginner.
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MAYBE THIS WILL HELP... by Maurice Lindley -- What follows would be a typical workout with a young dog being taught manners, it is a progression and you add a little bit each day or workout. [Read More]
OVERVIEW OF THE WEST/GIBBONS/LINDLEY METHOD by Jere Murray -- This method is based on the observation that a well bred pointing breed dog, left to its own devices and free to interact with lots of wild birds will, eventually, stop any efforts at flush/chase and begin pointing. [Read More]