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Should You Use Dog Treats in Gun Dog Training?

Exploring the question, “To treat or not to treat?” A short while ago, I spoke with a behaviorist friend of mine, Matt McKenny, who also owns versatile hunting dogs. I specifically asked him his thoughts about his...

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. I will say it up front: I am...

How to Bring a Bird Dog into Canada

A Quick Overview for Bringing a Bird Dog in and out of Canada Every avid upland or waterfowl hunter I know has a bird...

My Bird Dog Pup Goes to the Big Leagues

Or, That Time I Drove 900 Miles for a Dog Test I popped an antacid into my mouth and tossed a second one to Joe. It was...

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 my season just...

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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 my season just ended. But I’m also a gun dog guy. And like teaching, my...

Training a Bird Dog: It’s Personal

There are some things in life that are personal and often categorized by the presence of both good and not-so-good. Personal is real, and real is experience with actual substance....

Our First Bird: Lessons in Humility

It should have been a memory to last a lifetime: a new hunter, a new puppy, and their very first bird together. After months of training, we could sense that the long-awaited day...

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