Dog Training

A Bird dog being trained on a whoa table.
How to Reset Your Dog in Training

Keeping your bird dog in a training state of mind “That’s it. I’m sending my…

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…

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…

Hunting pheasants and quail in kansas
#32 | Training pointing dogs and hunting upland birds in Kansas with J.C. Bosch of No Limits Kennels – Project Upland Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Project Upland Podcast, we talk about training bird dogs…

The author hunts the mountains with her bird dog.
Our First Bird: Lessons in Humility

It should have been a memory to last a lifetime: a new hunter, a new…

an English setter being trained as a grouse dog.
#29 | All About Grouse Dogs with Jerry Kolter of Northwoods Bird Dogs – Project Upland Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Project Upland Podcast we are joined by Jerry Kolter…

A dog and handler look at each other while training.
Building Trust and Partnership with Your Dog

The development of a strong bound between a dog and handler is a cornerstone to…

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…

pen-raised quail for bird dog training in a quail pen.
Living with Pen-Raised Quail for Dog Training

Here is a collection of stories, mistakes, and trials of living with pen-raised quail to…

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…

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 dog trainer holding a training pigeon.
Things They Don’t Tell You About Bird Dog Training

Pigeons are disgusting and other surprises not disclosed when you get your first gun dog…

Steve Snell of Gun Dog Supply training a bird hunting dog.
#12 | Steve Snell – Gun Dog Supply – Project Upland Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Project Upland podcast Steve Snell of Gun Dog Supply…

A bird dog on point in thick cover
Hard Lesson Learned on Wind Direction and Hunting Dogs

A hard lesson learned about wind direction for a first time hunting dog handler In…

A bird dog puppy laying in the grass.
What Just Happened to My Life: Bringing Home Our First Gun Dog

A first hand perspective of adding the first gun dog to the family It was…

Lee Lee Milner training a bird dog.
May Every Woman Have a Hunting Dog

Being outside with a dog gets us out of our heads, forcing us to focus…

A puppy looks to the owner for direction.
Things a Novice Should Know about Bird Dog Training

First time advice on bird dog training from a struggling novice Beginning on the path…

A pointing dog is told to "whoa" while on point
Thinking About Dog Commands to Avoid Confusion in Training

The commands we choose to train our dog are important in more ways than we…

A young dog on a whoa table.
I Need More Training than my Gun Dog

Our own abilities and dedication are the solid foundation of gun dog training—Confessions of a…

A dog trainer tells a dog "whoa"
Should You Perfect Steady Dog Training?

Is steady training with a pointing dog worth the time and investment? Dog One is…