Posts in hunting dog training
Why You Should Consider German Breeds for Your Next Gun Dog

If I arbitrarily threw words like bringselverweiser, toteverbeller and jagd into a conversation, many of you would think I had

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Underrated Bird Dog Breeds You Should Concider

Check out the American Kennel Club’s rankings for the most popular dog breeds from year to year and you’ll see what you probably already knew: Labrador retrievers dominate but,

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Teaching Canine Patience in the Field Starts in The Summer

A dog that learns steadiness is a dog that will be welcome in any hunting situation. It’s not easy, but a daily plan to teach steadiness can sink into the most driven pups and make them much better at home and a field.

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Bird Dog Teamwork

Train yourself to be in sync with your sporting dog, and you'll both benefit.

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Shed Antler Training Tip (Sight)

Learn how to train your dog to find and retrieve shed antlers. In this tip, Tony Peterson explains the "sight" part of this training regimen.

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An Easy Way To Turn Your Dog Into A Shed Hunter

Ten years ago it would have been difficult to find anyone who used a dog to hunt shed antlers. Today, not so much.

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8 Ways to Ruin Your Duck Hunting Dog

Training a duck dog correctly calls for anticipating all potential hunting situations and then recreating them in a controlled environment.

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Dog Genetics: Pick a Litter Not a Pup

How do you avoid all of the potential negatives when picking a puppy and hedge your bets on a healthy over-achiever in the field that is eager to learn? 

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The E-Collar Conundrum

Dog owners and trainers are divided into two camps regarding the use of electronic shock collars for bird dog training.

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Water Work For Upland Dogs

Get your pheasant pup swimming now to conquer the season come fall.

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6 Of The Greatest Modern Hunting Dog Stories

We’ve been here a hundred times, you and me, hunting the old slough behind the line of rattle-branch cottonwoods. We stay away during deer season, but…

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5 Tips For Dealing With Puppy Energy

It's really easy to forget how much trouble puppies are. I know they are cute and no one is more of a sucker for a squishface Lab or golden than your's truly, but they are also a lot of work.

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Summer Bird Dog Training Essentials

7 must-haves for working a sporting pup into seasonal shape.

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Train Your Puppy To Maximize Hunting Potential

If you want a dog that understands obedience well and behaves himself at the age of one, you’d better start training the day you bring him home at 7 or 8 weeks.

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Thinking Ahead To Spring Puppy Purchasing Season

When you live in the north country, planning when to purchase a puppy often revolves around the weather.

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Alter Dog Training Scenery For Great Confidence

When you watch a good upland dog working a pheasant field, you'll notice that their behavior might appear random, but it's not.

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Why High Performance Dog-Foods Are Worth The Price

When you dig into the history of some high-end performance dog foods on the market, you'll often talk with someone who grew up on a farm and understands animal husbandry, including nutrition.

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5 Ways to Challenge A Young Bird Dog

Training a bird dog is a weird process if you think about it. For example, we expose them to challenges that are meant to be so easy they won't fail.

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