Training Pointing Dogs 101

Outdoor Living in New England

pointerDo you think your pointing dog has talent?

Perhaps Rover just needs a refresher course.

Well, Rhode Island’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will offer a “Training Pointing Dogs 101” workshop Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the dog training area in Arcadia Management Area in Exeter, RI. The free event is being presented by state’s hunter education program in conjunction with the South County Field Trial Club and Purina.

Topics that will be covered during the 6-hour workshop include purchasing the right dog for your needs; training techniques for pointing, backing and retrieving; proper equipment; care and conditioning; problem solving; and hunting and field trial opportunities.

The program is open to all interested participants, and it is not necessary to bring a dog to the workshop. Individuals who do not currently own a dog, but are interested in getting a dog in the future, are…

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