Chad Hines owns and operates Willow Creek Kennels and Hunting located in central Minnesota. Chad and his trainers have trained and titled over 60 Master Hunters along with numerous NAVHDA and field trial dogs. Willow Creek is constantly seeking ways to incorporate a more positive approach to training dogs and helping customers develop their dog of a lifetime. You can find training articles and videos at willowcreekkennels.net or on Willow Creek's Youtube channel.
Honker, an upcoming stud dog for Willow Creek Kennels, points his very first covey of birds. Honker is 4 months old and is learning to hunt with Chad Hines down in Mingus, Texas at Greystone Castle. Honker's intensity and style is exciting in such a young dog.
In this video Chad Hines with Willow Creek Kennels shows you how to build on Steps 1-4 (target & sit training). This video focuses on crate or "kennel" training using positive reinforcement (food reward), along with a secondary reinforcer (a training clicker).