Hunting Dogs

Siberian Laika hunts the forest and sounds off at game.
The West Siberian Laika to the East Siberian Laika History, Breed Information, and More

The complete breakdown of the versatile Laika dog breeds Boreal forests of Europe are not…

A chocolate lab in a Dakota283 kennel for crate training
Crate Training a Dog Can Solve Separation Anxiety Issues

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.
The Dangers of Cheatgrass and Dogs

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
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

The author explores the versatile German breed’s suitability for waterfowling and various retrieve work I…

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…

A Brittany spaniel sits in a field.
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
Defining the Differences of the British Lab and 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…

A Gordon Setter points a bird in North America
Gordon Setter – Breed History, Standards and Origins

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

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…