Here is a young Pointer learning what I call the "flush/stop cue. What I want to see is an aggressive flush on my cue, followed by an immediate stop to flush. I believe it is the dogs job to flush the bird, not mine. After all, the reason he points is to pause before the pounce. I won't take that away from him. I offer the dogs a deal. I'll let you flush all your birds, if you'll just wait for my cue to do it. They all take the deal.
The video shows the 'flush/stop" cue at regular speed. Then I show it again in slow motion just as I give the cue (a quick movement of my shoulders toward the bird). I want the dog to believe that his stopping, after the flush, is what makes the gun go off. He already knows that when the gun goes off, he will often be rewarded with the bird.
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