Now is the time to be thinking about gundogs. The following items will serve at home, in the field and in between this season.
For almost 60 years some of the finest Labrador retrievers in the world—national champions, hall-of-famers, sires and dams that have made incalculable contributions to the breed—have come from Mary Howley’s Candlewood Kennels.
Tips for hunting over other people’s dogs.
Improving a dog’s performance —and life—through joint health
Helping your dog “find the front”
A unique perspective on the challenges—and rewards—of hunting with a “senior” partner.
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.
Every entry deserves recognition, but in the end this was a contest. Following are brief bios of the three winners and the great prizes they received from our generous sponsors.
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.