Hunting Dogs

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…

A gordon setter on point in Scotland
Gordon Setter – Breed History, Standards and Origins

The Gordon Setter is a lesser known hunting dog for upland game that originated in…

A bird dog being tested during a NAVHDA Natural Ability test
NAVHDA Natural Ability Test – A Complete Overview

A look at what the NAVHDA Natural ability test is and how it matters to…

A bird hunter with her hunting dog
How Much Does it Cost to Have a Hunting Dog?

Estimating the cost of owning a hunting dog over the course of its lifetime Total…

A pointer on whoa in a steady point.
The Evolution of Whoa Training Bird Dogs

Dog trainer Jason Carter takes a look at the historic context of whoa training and…

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon stands in the woods
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Information, History, and Eduard Korthals

First official stud book, first international club, the history of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and…

A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon standing in a field in North America.
The Crisis in North America to Save the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and the Cesky Fousek

In attempts to save the wirehaired pointing griffon in America, ideology in breeding split clubs…

A hunting dog eating dog food with intestinal health probiotics.
The Importance of a Dog’s Intestinal Health

A look into the factors and issues with intestinal health in hunting dogs with sport…

Group of Field Trial Pointers 1907
The Development of the American Pointer

Take a journey through the lineage and bloodlines that built the pointer in American as…

A group of NAVHDA members inspecting a hunting dog.
The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association – A Look at NAVHDA

NAVHDA explained as an organization, testing platform, and community. What do you see when you…

A woman kisses her pointing dog.
How to Choose a Pointing Dog – Breaking Down 38 Bird Dog Breeds

Narrowing down what pointing breed to choose can be daunting. This guide will help find…

A dog trainer uses the whoa command on his American Brittany
Weaving Whoa Training Into Our Daily Routines

Incorporating and perfecting the whoa command with your bird dog during everyday life. If I…

bird dog puppies working on socializing.
Where to Start in Training with a Bird Dog Puppy

Building a foundation for a bird dog puppy through socialization and learning to be part…

A bird dog trainer works a dog alone in a field
The Great Pause – World Crisis, History, and the Hunting Dog World

Taking a look at how COVID-19 is effecting the bird dog world through historical context…

A hunting dog is place trained with dog food.
Place Training in Your Home – Eliminating Whining and Movement

Working on at home hunting dog drills for proper place training. Sit and stay is…

A veterinarian examines a hunting dogs teeth for dental disease
Dental Disease Actually Effects a Dogs Ability to Smell

Ignore the old wives’ tales and learn the science behind dental disease and a dog’s…