Podcast: Picking and Training a Dog, with Reid Bryant

Written by: Phil Monahan

Reid takes to the podcast booth to answer some dog questions recently posed by listeners. He discusses terminology, picking a breed, and how to select a methodology for training that ensures some degree of success. Somewhat off-the-cuff, and strictly informed by Reid’s own experience and opinion, this podcast serves to illuminate some basic and oft-asked questions about gun dogs.

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Reid Bryant and Collins take a break below a good piece of cover.
Photos by Phil Monahan

3 thoughts on “Podcast: Picking and Training a Dog, with Reid Bryant

  1. Dan Berkhoudt

    Great philosophy. Dogs are like human kids. Set boundaries, goals, and the rewards will be great. Looking forward to your next podcast.

  2. MJ Seibert

    Trainers – if your gut says this is not your style, you don’t like the treatment or methodology – then take your dog and walk away.

    Tis true about breeding – show vs field quality dog but once in a while there will be that show dog who ends up with all the marbles.

    There is testing that can be done to evaluate a puppy’s qualities. There are puppy enrichment techniques that can bring a litter along beautifully, well balanced and enriches the working and sociability characteristics. Read up on this, seek out breeders who take time to enrich their puppies.


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