Hunting Dogs

A dog waits for a command during training
The Five Mental States of Dogs in Training

The mental state of you and your dog can make the difference between success and…

A hunter in the field with someone else's bird dogs on a hunt.
The Etiquette of Hunting Over Someone Else’s Bird Dog

Think about these rules to get invited back to hunting over someone else’s bird dog…

an art teacher making a drawing from the gun dig training field.
Teaching and Dog Training, It’s All the Same

It’s officially Summer 2018. Why does that matter? Because I’m a high school teacher and…

A boykin spaniel be training for bird hunting.
Boykin Spaniel – Bird Hunting Dog Series

Boykin Spaniels deliver high energy flushing and retrieving in a low-profile package This series of…

A Braque du Bourbonnais standing on a tailgate
Braque du Bourbonnais – Bird Hunting Dog Series

Minimal tail and maximum desire make the Braque du Bourbonnais a wonderful choice for hunters…

A pudlepointer and English pointer out bird hunting.
Hunting with a Pointer and Flusher at the Same Time

Learning about the sometimes complicated world of hunting with both a flusher and pointer at…

An English Springer Spaniel in a field hunting birds
English Springer Spaniel – Bird Hunting Dogs Series

Distinct from bench Springers, the field bred English Springer Spaniel is born and built for…

A dog training with pigeons in field
Is Your Dog Soft or Confused in Training?

Sometimes we may give confused dogs the stigma of soft with dog training and understanding…

An Introduction to Shed Hunting with your Bird Dog

Shed hunting with your bird dog can be a great offseason exercise. As the sun…

an English cocker spaniel sits in a field.
English Cocker Spaniel – Bird Dog Series

Feisty flushers and natural retrievers, the field bred English Cocker Spaniel is a great choice…

A dog runs up the side of a mountain.
Keeping Your Dog Conditioned in the Off-Season

Keeping your bird dog conditioned is critical to performance and health Our hunting companions are…

a bird hunter caring for his dog in the snow
How to Care for your Hunting Dog in Cold Weather

Being prepared to care for your hunting dog when cold weather affects us in the…

A bird hunter tending to his bird hunting dog at his tailgate.
What Should be in your Gun Dog First Aid Kit

Dr. Gracey Welsh gives a veterinarian’s view on what should be in your gun dog…

A Labrador retriever bird hunting.
Labrador Retriever – Bird Hunting Dogs Series

As the sporting dog with perhaps the most diverse talents, the Labrador Retriever’s popularity is…

a bird hunter inspects his English setter for injuries after a hunt.
How to Take Care of your Gun Dog After the Hunt

Use these tips and advice from Dr. Gracey Welsh to properly care for your gun…

A hunter with his English Setter.
English Setters – Bird Hunting Dogs Series

English setters define a tradition of elegance and field performance Original purpose English setters are…

A German wirehaired pointer hunting grouse in New York.
German Wirehaired Pointer – A Bird Hunting Dogs Series

Built tough for land and water, the German Wirehaired Pointer defines versatility This series of…

A pointer stands next to a hunter.
Pointer – A Bird Hunting Dogs Series

Many consider the pointer to be the quintessential upland pointing dog Original purpose According to…

A German Shorthaired Pointer stands on a tailgate just before hunting
German Shorthaired Pointer – A Bird Hunting Dogs Series

A look at the versatile hunting dog the German Shorthaired Pointer This is the first…

A bird dog with a bell, beeper collar, and GPS collar on.
Bird Dog Tracking with a Bell, Beeper, and GPS?

Bird dog tracking with a bell, beeper, and GPS may be more practical than you…

An English Setter rests on a hunt to cool down.
Can a Hunting Dog Diet Improve Scenting Abilities?

The science is in: a hunting dog diet can improve dog scenting ability Cornell University…