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.
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.
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.
Ghosts of gundogs past, and looking to the future By Ralph P. Stuart Spring. A time of rebirth, new beginnings and hope for the…