Electronic technology may not be essential for dog training, but it certainly works faster and makes training easier than many of the older, cheaper means of educating our promising pups. Remote-controlled bird launchers are a prime example. If a pup breaks point, runs in and catches a planted bird, he will remember that it's possible, giving you a serious correction problem. With a remote launcher, you push a button and the bird escapes. Repeated failed attempts to catch convince the pup that the fun is longer-lasting and more satisfying if he holds his point. He may even get the bird in his mouth for a retrieve.