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    And sorry Tony, but she was totally reliable and could be depended upon to point. No "flash pointing" for her!

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    You could certainly train a decent one to do it if you wanted to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrinGreene View Post
    You could certainly train a decent one to do it if you wanted to.
    You certainly can. Heck, you can not only train a golden to point, but I bet you could even train one to point only roosters and by using one of their toes on their front feet...similar to humans pointing with their index finger...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tzappia View Post
    You certainly can. Heck, you can not only train a golden to point, but I bet you could even train one to point only roosters and by using one of their toes on their front feet...similar to humans pointing with their index finger...
    I'm a few years late to this party. But all goldens will point. They have the latent ability to do so. I teach all my goldens to point then sent them pointing dog trainer to be finished. They are now steady to wing and shot, and back other dogs.

    The technique to activate the instinct is simple. You tie a pheasant wing or tail to a cord, you then swing it around and let your golden chase it. Eventually, when they don't catch it, they will come to a point. Then you just reinforce that behavior with repetition and praise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointing-goldens View Post
    I'm a few years late to this party. But all goldens will point. They have the latent ability to do so. I teach all my goldens to point then sent them pointing dog trainer to be finished. They are now steady to wing and shot, and back other dogs.

    The technique to activate the instinct is simple. You tie a pheasant wing or tail to a cord, you then swing it around and let your golden chase it. Eventually, when they don't catch it, they will come to a point. Then you just reinforce that behavior with repetition and praise.

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    Oh no ... PLEASE don't do this.

    You want a pointer; buy one.

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    There is a big difference between a real point and a dog being taught to stand game. Any dog of any breed can be taught to stand still on scent, but it's not a truly natural point.

    Also, a flash point is a hesitation....the dog gets scent, freezes and hesitates for a second or two, then jumps in to flush/chase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pointing-goldens View Post
    I'm a few years late to this party. But all goldens will point. They have the latent ability to do so. I teach all my goldens to point then sent them pointing dog trainer to be finished. They are now steady to wing and shot, and back other dogs.

    The technique to activate the instinct is simple. You tie a pheasant wing or tail to a cord, you then swing it around and let your golden chase it. Eventually, when they don't catch it, they will come to a point. Then you just reinforce that behavior with repetition and praise.

    Regards,

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