Dogs

Puppy-Paddling | Shooting Sportsman Magazine

Puppy-Paddling

As a photographer, I have been privileged to introduce puppies to many “firsts”: first retrieves, first birds, decoys . . . and water. This...

Canine Acuity | Shooting Sportsman Magazine

Canine Acuity

Anyone who has owned bird dogs knows the road to understanding their behavior runs both ways: We learn as much as we teach—and sometimes a lot more.

Puppy Socialization | Shooting Sportsman Magazine

Puppy Socialization

The early days with a puppy are fun but fragile. Proper socialization is central to developing a successful bird dog and includes exposing the pup to new environments and canine social groups.

Dogged Pursuits

Investing in proper gear will pay off and these training tools are worth considering.

A Test of Training | Shooting Sportsman Magazine

A Test of Training

Training is everything and so is breed. Chester, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon displays control and poise.

Hunting Dogs - The Human Factor - Shooting Sportsman Magazine

The Human Factor in Dog Training

Ben O. Williams, author of Bird Dog, The Instinctive Training Method, preaches a more hands-off approach to training—letting dogs figure out things on their own.