Hunting Dogs

Bird Dog Tracking with a Bell, Beeper, and GPS?

Bird Dog Tracking with a Bell, Beeper and GPS may be more practical than you think. Imagine yourself making your way through a favorite cover on a crisp October morning with a...

All About the Dogs – Official Trailer and Teaser

Coming 7.24.17 – A Gun Dog Confidential Film Follow Rick Affuso as he shows his passion for the dogs he hunts with. Four American Brittany’s that win over his heart and...

Can a Gun Dog Diet Improve Scenting Abilities?

The science is in: a Gun Dog Diet can improve dog scenting ability. Cornell University once again, along with Auburn University, leads the charge in science related to our hunting...

Gun Dog Training – Five Things a Novice Should Know

First Time Advice on Gun Dog Training from a Struggling Novice Beginning on the path of gun dog training is no small feat. It is a world of obstacles, failures, and defeat. But...

Choosing our Bird Dog Commands Carefully

Confessions of a Novice Dog Handler on Bird Dog Commands When I was preparing to get my first puppy, I didn’t think much about the words associated with bird dog commands....

Beavers- An Unforeseen Gun Dog Threat

With their razor sharp teeth and heavy front claws, Beavers can become a serious threat. About this time last year—late March—one of our German wirehairs chased a young beaver...

I Need More Training than my Gun Dog

Our own abilities and dedication are the solid foundation of gun dog training—Confessions of a first time gun dog trainer. As I progress throughout the first year of my gun...

To Steady or Not To Steady

Is steady training with a gun dog worth the time and investment? Dog One is on point. Dog Two hurtles in around a thick tangle of juniper and slams the back, honoring his...

Do English Setters do it Better?

What drives the English setter obsession? A Medieval alchemist once observed that if something happens once, it will never happen again—but if it does happen again, it will...

Walter Lesser—The Real Ryman Setter

Walter Lesser is a legend of upland culture and wildlife conservation. Over fifty years of breeding and hunting has made the Ryman setter an icon. The Real Ryman Setter, written...