Regrettably, well-known guide and trainer Web Parton is retiring. So this piece is not a recommendation of a trainer but an indication of what to look for in a snake-avoidance clinic: above all a trainer with a feel for dogs as individuals and a willingness to invest time in their education.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to finding the “right” range. The only question is: What’s right for you?
Top pros have refined their understanding of just how early well-bred retrievers can take on training tasks.
Effective training is a continuous, cyclical progression involving planning, teaching, revisiting established skills and evaluation. — Mike Stewart
Hunters have come up with many products to help dogs and dog owners, including this short list that we’re excited about this season.
It’s dog-training season for bird hunters across the country—meaning it’s time to take inventory of what gear is and isn’t working.
To understand how obedience fits into a good training program, let’s first study the three main elements of the system: socialization, obedience and fieldwork.
Editor’s Note: With so many talented trainers and authorities in the gundog world, it’s a shame that we don’t hear from more of them….
Inspired by the bucolic New England countryside, and using his knowledge of photography plus the skills he developed as an illustrator, Abbett developed his “impressionistic realism” style of painting and created the dog, wingshooting and angling images that would endear him to a generation of outdoorsmen.
The first thing to do is ascertain why you want to breed your dog.
No birds means no bird dog, so using live birds is a critical part of any training plan. Used properly, pen-raised birds and pigeons…
The enjoyable process of selecting a new family member.