Once your dog has mastered the remote sit and retrieving bumpers from heel, you can move to tossing bumpers with your dog sitting at a distance.
For both health and performance reasons, fewer owners are spaying or neutering their dogs—and then only after the dogs are at least a year old.
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Teaching your dog to “Go Away”
The best time to train is when you are “in the zone,” as a dog will sense this and become a willing and contented member of the working team.
Going into the season, young dogs should be familiar with the situations they may encounter—such as climbing onto and retrieving from a marsh stand.
The cruel realities of canine cancer.
Keeping your dog in shape year-round is important, but proper conditioning is only half the equation.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t get at least a little excited about finding a dropped deer antler. So it’s little wonder that using bird dogs to search for shed antlers has grown into a remarkably popular pastime.
If you believe that life’s too short to hunt over someone else’s dog, then you owe it to yourself to learn how to travel well by plane for more distant wingshooting adventures.
Following some simple but important principles during training sessions will help your dog be more successful in the field.
Among the bible rules of dog training: A dog must understand why it is being corrected and know a solution to avoid the negative in the future.