Learning Center

Feb 2018: We have been working on revising our website, we hope you enjoy it. We hope to keep adding content here so you may want to check back frequently.

January 4, 2018
Secrets for preventing gun shyness in the hunting dog before it can become a problem. The best way to prevent gun shyness in your hunting dog is to carefully...
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January 4, 2018
These are the basic cues used by Willow Creek’s trainers.
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January 4, 2018
The “whoa” cue or command is considered essential to the training of a pointing dog. Whoa means to stop and stand still until released. In hunting...
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January 15, 2018
Last week, we started describing how we teach the ‘whoa’ command. So far, all the lessons have been taught indoors, so we can use a pulley system attached...
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January 16, 2018
Dolphin and horse trainers have been using positive reinforcement techniques for a long time. It is now becoming a more popular way to train dogs as well....
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January 16, 2018
In the last article we wrote about beginning to use a pigeon as a means of positive reinforcement and incorporating the “whoa” command. Keep in mind...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a book on training using Willow Creek's methods?

    We have not written a book and do not plan on doing so. We like to share knowlege via our website, facebook and youtube.

Recommended Resources

  • Willow Creek's Youtube Videos
  • George Hickox
  • Delmar/Rick Smith (silent command)
  • Wild Rose Way - Mike Stewart
  • Shawn Dustin - hunt test for retrievers
  • North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
  • Cesar Milan for Pack Leadership
  • Youtube: e-collar Training with Garmin