Welcome to the home of Big Game Indicating Dogs

Big Game Indicating Dogs is a division of Real Dog Training. Real Dog Training is based in Matamata New Zealand and run by Paul Michels. We specialise in training big game indicating dogs (also known as deer dogs).   We use Real Dog Training Techniques and Philosophies to produce real results. We offer a wide range of products and services to help you train your own dogs. From in-house training, one-on-one tuition and custom training programs to online information and video products.  All of our products are designed to help you train your perfect dog and we have products that can help you from anywhere in the world. It is our mission to help as many people as possible, to train the best dogs possible. It’s that simple. Please take the time to browse our site to find out more about our products and services.


The Deer Dog Blueprint


Meet Hunter & Trainer Paul Michels


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Deer Hunting With Dogs

The Deer Dog Training Blueprint is out now !

A comprehensive online video course with everything you need to know to train your own deer dog from start to finish!
Deer Hunting With Dogs
Deer Hunting With Dogs
Deer Hunting With Dogs

Deer Hunting With Dogs – Video

The end product – a fully trained deer dog which is a joy to hunt over

“Training dogs is simple and anyone who would like to hunt over a well trained dog should be given the opportunity”,  Paul Michels