In Martha’s words, “It was a great honor to be part of carrying on the Elhew tradition. After Brian’s passing, I felt it was my responsibility to end Elhew Kennels properly and retire the Elhew prefix. I know in my heart that this is what Bob and Brian would want.”
Tom Dokken talks pheasant dogs & more.
Nominate your faithful, four-legged hunting companion for 2018 Dog of the Year
Keeping your dog in shape year-round is important, but proper conditioning is only half the equation.
The following items can help you be proactive in taking care of your dog and ensuring against disasters—large and small—in the field and at home.
The worst thing that can happen to your dog may depend on what you fear the most.
When it comes to travel, you wouldn’t let a child ride in your vehicle without a seatbelt, so why would you let your four-legged best friend lurch around without protection?
A hunting dog performs better when it’s in shape. But what exactly does “in shape” mean?
The latter is captured well here in the second part of nearly an hour of video showing Jason Carter teaching steadiness—a crucial skill for any “finished” pointing dog worthy of the term.
If there are any short films that tell the story of a hunting dog better than this one, we’d love to see it.
A Young Man Learns to Love Bird Dogs
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.