Australia's only dog breeding and training
program dedicated to sambar hunters
Get close to more deer, more often!
A well breed and trained pointer will become your most valuable hunting tool.
In Australia, a deer dog refers to a dog that helps you find deer, but has no part in catching them.
I have trained more than 100 dogs over the past couple of years including German Wire Haired pointers GWP's, German Short Haired pointers GSP's, Hungarian Vizsla's, English pointers and Weimeraners being used for sambar.
While all these dog breeds can be trained to indicate a deer, I have not seen any breed or bloodline capable of finding and pointing deer to such an elite level as my English pointers. click here for more information around choosing a dog breed.
To get the most out of working with your dog you will need to refine your style and learn how to utilise your dogs instincts.
Well breed dogs have great instincts, but they must be embraced and controlled at the same time. Not enough or too much training limits a dog's potential to find and point deer.
Some deer dog training methods used overseas (e.g. Europe) are not useful for finding sambar deer as they are based more around using the dog after the shot or are too restrictive of a dogs range for Australian deer hunting conditions.
I want my dogs to find deer, so I need them to be able to range widely. Some overseas training methods reduce a dogs range greatly to only meters, which reduces the amount of deer that can be found, the area a hunter can cover during a sambar deer hunt and the distance you will be from the deer which means scaring them off before getting a shot.
My DeerPoint program is a journey that will show you everything you need for the pup I have bred for you. If you want to do what you see in my videos then there is no surer way than getting a pup from me and doing my program. Click here for next steps to get a pup
"If you rush and end up with an inferior breed dog, you will not get quicker success and may in fact never succeed",
About Daniel: your breeder and trainer
Your dog breeder, dog trainer and hunting guide Daniel Grixti is highly skilled and trained, with a PhD in environmental science, 10 years employment for the Victorian fisheries department, a university lecturer in Fisheries Management, appeared on several TV programs such as Escape with ET and 100% Pure Fishing and an expert speaker for fishing and hunting groups.
Breeding and helping hunters train pointing dogs to find sambar deer is the main service Daniel offers and he has helped many hunters using his deer dog training program.
It's Daniel's hunting style that he is well known for, he loves to get close to deer during a hunt because the closer you get the higher the adrenaline and excitement. Getting closer to deer increases the skill level required. That is where the dogs come in. They move ahead and point where deer are before the deer know where we are.
Daniel has hunted since the age of 5, began training his first hunting dog at 8 and has hunted most Australian game. He has also been guided on hunts in Africa, New Zealand and North America, so he understands what is required to be a satisfied hunting client.
Please give Daniel a call if you would like to discuss his dog breeding, training or guided hunts
+61 0459 466 036