Hunting Dogs

Two Irish Water Spaniels on a barren landscape
Irish Water Spaniel: A Versatile Dog Breed Indeed

Discover the history, personality, hunting style, and training requirements of the unique Irish Water Spaniel…

A dog looks expectantly at its handler for a command
How to Correctly Command Your Dog

As Commander-in-Chief of your hunting dog, make sure your intended message is clearly understood “Where…

A pigeon is released for bird dog training while two Pointers stand in the background
How to Keep and Raise Pigeons for Dog Training

Considerations for pigeon loft design, types of pigeons, and reasons why keeping birds is beneficial…

A Hungarian Vizsla holds an intense point while hunting
Vizsla: The History and Overview of the Hungarian Pointing Dog

The history, appearance, hunting style, and current status of the iconic hunting dog from Hungary…

Siberian Laika hunts the forest and sounds off at game.
The West Siberian Laika to the East Siberian Laika: One Dog to Hunt Them All

The Versatile Russian Laika of the Eurasian Boreal Forest from the Western Laika, Eastern Laika,…

A chocolate lab in a Dakota283 kennel for crate training
Prevent Separation Anxiety in Your Dog with Crate Training

Crate training is a critical step in addressing separation anxiety when your dog is left…

Contents of a dog first aid kit
12 Things to Add to Your Canine First Aid Kit

These household items are important additions to your dog first aid kit to improve your…

Cheatgrass in prairie habitat with bird hunting dogs.
Cheatgrass: Grass Awns, Hunting Dogs, and Climate Change

Tiny grass seeds can cause enormous health problems for hunting dogs without better prevention or…

A German Wirehaired Pointer retrieves a duck from a lake
Versatile Breeds as Waterfowl Dogs

The Value of Versatile Hunting Dog Breeds Extends Beyond the Field and into the Duck…

A bird dog hunts in the Arizona desert
Bird Dogs and Snake Bites

Venomous snakes can be found in the majority of states, so understanding how to avoid…

A German shorthaired pointer looks at ducks in the sky from duck blind.
German Shorthaired Pointers for Waterfowl Hunting

I get a familiar question from clients at least a dozen times each month, “Can…

A brown Spinone hunting dog stands in a field
Spinone Italiano – Complete History and Development

The traditional, rough-haired Italian pointing dog overcame difficult odds to become a modern, versatile hunting…

Mo Lindley training a bird dg using the Gibbons-West method
The Gibbons-West Method of Pointing Dog Training with Mo Lindley

Understanding the Gibbons-West method of training pointing dogs As a first-time bird dog owner and…

History and Development of the Brittany

How the little spaniel from France developed into the wildly popular versatile hunting dog. The…

A British lab jumping into water
Differences of the English Lab Versus the American Lab

Discover the story of British Labrador Retrievers, their English development, and how the American Lab…

A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in the water
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in History and Today

A look into the unusual history of duck tolling and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling…

a women handles a bird dog
Cooperation in a Dog Fails at the Handler Level

Cooperation is a foundation of a dog’s success, but the failures lie in a handler’s…

A look at the front cover of the first issue of Hunting Dog Confidential Magazine.
Hunting Dog Confidential – The Magazine

Announcing the next chapter in the Hunting Dog Confidential journey Imagine you are standing in…

A bird dog wearing an e-collar while hunting
Introducing a Dog to an E-Collar – A Guide to Collar Conditioning

Learn about properly introducing a dog to an e-collar and correct applications in training and…

A Weimaraner on point during training.
The Complete Weimaraner History, Profile, and Hunting Dog Story

Profiling the Grey Ghost’s rise, fall, and rise again as a popular companion and–less commonly–a…

A spinone being trained using positive reinforcement
The Theory of Positive Reinforcement in Dog Training

From the foundation of operant conditioning to the idea of mistake avoidance through positive reinforcement…